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Picture of Leather Leaf Bowl

This is an easy way to make some little trinket bowls. I must have seen some bowls like this somewhere but it's been churning around in the back of my head for a long time, the originals may have been quite different?


  • Leather
    • I use 3mm veg tanned and I buy bags of off cuts like this Amazon link.
  • Sharp knife.
  • Clothes pegs.
  • Glass of water.
  • Something round to shape the base.
    • A bean tin etc. Depending on size desired. If it's metal cover with clingfilm so as not to discolour the leather when it gets wet.

Step 1: Find a Leaf!

Picture of Find a Leaf!

I wanted my bowls to look like autumnal leaves from real trees so I looked for leaves outside and pictures on line. Some shapes seem to lend themselves better to being curled up dried leaves than others, but that could have more to do with those I'm more familiar with seeing where I live?

salpetrier7 months ago
good work thank you for sharing love it.
jessyratfink8 months ago
What a great idea! I have some leather scraps I may need to do this with :D