The first signs of Fall are upon us in the South. Leaves are slowly changing and falling. Instead of bagging your leaves and tossing them, save a few to make a useful clay ring bowl. With this simple keepsake bowl you will always have a place to stash your jewelry at night or when washing your hands. These also make great hostess gifts!
- Air Dry Clay
- Non-Stick Rolling Pin
- Craft Knife
- Folk Art Mult-Surface Metallic Paint
- Paint Brush
- Tin Foil
- Parchment Paper / Non-Stick Surface (not pictured)
- Real Leaves
- On a non-stick surface use the rolling pin to roll out the clay until it is about 1/8 of inch thick.
- Snip the stem from the leaf and lay it on the clay.
- Use the rolling pin to roll over the leaf and push it into the clay.
- Use the knife to trace around the leaf.
- Remove the excess clay around the leaf.
- Carefully pick up the the clay cut out and use the scissor to finely trim the edges.
- Carefully remove the leaf to reveal the imprint.
- Roll tinfoil into a long strip and bend to form a circle small enough to hold the clay leaf.
- Place the clay leaf on the tinfoil circle and form a bowl by bending the edges upward.
- Let the leaf air dry indoors for 24 hours.
- Once the leaf is completely dry, use a multi-surface paint, like Folk Art Multi-Surface to paint the front and back of the leaf. Allow paint to fully dry before using the bowl.
Happy Fall Y'all!!!