Balloon + Fabric Leaves = Fabulous Fall DIY Bowl

Hello Everyone!

I love to decorate for fall. The colorful and easy to find supplies in craft and dollar stores can take you all the way through to Thanksgiving.

I found the idea for the leaf bowl in a magazine. But I found the instructions to be terrible and totally off!

So here is the simple version… if there is one.

Terri O's Super Simple  leaf bowlLEAF BOWL

Fabric leaves
Paint brush
Tin pot or container

–Blow up the balloon to desired size. Attach a few clothespins to the bottom to hold it down and place it in the container.
–Paint glue onto balloon and lay leaves on top. Paint glue over each leaf. Continue building on top to create the shape of the bowl layering leaves on top of each other.
–Let dry completely. Pop the balloon and you are left with a very pretty but not so stable bowl.

You can put pretties in it and use it as home decor.

Pretty Pumpkin Topiary to decorate your doorway

Fall craft Terri O

This is a lovely fall decor project you can make in October and leave up for a couple of months.

Craft Supplies:

Urn or pot to put your pumpkins in/on
3 pumpkins for each urn, large, medium and small
Fall foliage
Faux moss or grass or filler of your choice
Glue gun
Large stick or dowel
Something heavy to place in the bottom of your container ie; rocks, sand
Heavy duty craft knife
Thick foam
Grape vine wreath large & small
Foam core

Project Instructions:

Cut holes in the bottom and top of the large and medium pumpkin.
Cut a hole in the bottom of the small pumpkin.
Anchor foam at the bottom of pot.
Anchor foam at the top of the pot.
Cut a piece of foam core to fit over top of urn. Cut a hole in the center.
Insert dowel and place in the foam at bottom of urn, place another piece of foam at the top of the urn but inside.
Glue a ring of moss to the outside of the foam core.
Place the foam core on top of urn with dowel sticking out.
Glue large pumpkin to foam core.
Adorn large and small wreath with foliage. Glue if you need to.
Place large wreath on top of large pumpkin. I put mine at a slight angle.
Glue medium pumpkin to large pumpkin. Place small wreath on top. Again I put mine at a slight angle.
Glue small pumpkin to medium pumpkin.


Buy a pretty urn or pot
Don’t skimp on foliage
Buy good pumpkins
Be sure to get the matted moss and not cut moss
If you want it to last forever use e-6000 glue, if not a glue gun will work but won’t last
You can get creative add ribbon or embellish with Halloween or Fall bling

If you would like to see how super simple it is to make, click here.