I have some leather upholstery samples that screamed "Father's Day Craft". I had read that wet leather moulds very well so I thought I'd give it a try .
You need leather, a bowl and rubber bands for this project.
I had read that the hotter the water, the more malleable the leather becomes. Ever the over achiever, I stuck my leather in a pot of boiling water. Heat causes leather to shrink. (oops) In this case, it was a happy accident because it also thickened the leather. I pulled my leather out of the pot, blotted it with a dish towel then stretched it over my inverted bowl and secured it with rubber bands.
I let it dry overnight.
This adhesive backed copper tape is usually found at better nurseries and is used for slug control. I cut a piece large enough for the circumference of the bowl and cut it in half lengthwise as I felt it was too wide. I carefully stuck half of it to the front of the bowl and then folded it over to the inside.
If you can't find the copper tape, almost any hardware store has aluminum tape for a leather/silver look.
Not only does this look cool, but it dampens the sound of keys hitting the top of your expensive credenza.