This Clay Leaf Bowl is an Amazing Fall Craft
Few times are as great as fall when it comes to decorations. The colors and sights of fall are unmatched and it is the perfect time to decorate. This is because fall is the transition between summer and winter. In summer, we are all about decorating our back and front yards to be as beautiful as possible. But in the winter, it is all about decorating indoors instead.
So as a result, fall is full of us getting our homes cozy and ready for winter, which often includes adding some new and seasonal decorations. And there are a ton of different directions you can take these decorations. A ton of stores offer up decent choices for getting your home ready for fall, but there is a different and oftentimes better way to get these new fall decorations, and that is to do them yourself.
That’s right, sometimes in only a few minute with a few different supplies, you too can create your own DIY craft that will make a perfect new fall decoration in your home. And while there are a ton of cool fall ideas we have seen already this fall, one sticks out. To most people, their favorite part of fall is the leaves, so that was the inspiration behind this cool and unique idea.
Using the colors and shape of a gorgeous fallen leaf, this crafter created a cute and functional clay bowl, perfect for holding candy or anything else you may decide to put in it! And you too can create this amazing little fall creation if you want.
First up is to gather your supplies, for this craft, you will only need some paint, some leaves, some clay, a rolling pin and a knife. First up is to roll the clay flat with the pin, and then after placing a leaf on top of it, roll the leaf into the clay.
Once that is complete, the imprint of the leaf will be in the clay, so carefully cut around the leaf, and you are left with a clay version of your leaf. Let the clay leaf dry in a bowl to take shape, and once it is dry, remove it and begin to paint it in any color you want. A popular choice is to mimic the color of the real leaf, which is often a deep red, orange, or brown.
Once dried they are ready to be put to use in any way you see fit. As mentioned before, they make a great candy dish. But in addition to that, you can turn them into a jewelry holder, a holder for your keys, or even for your spare change. The opportunities are endless with this little craft. The actual crafting of the leaf can also be a family affair as children will love to help out with something like this.
This is truly one of the simplest and most elegant little fall crafts you can do this year, which takes almost no time to complete. Check out the full tutorial at www.LittleThings.com