These mod podge bowls are so fun and easy to make with virtually any thin paper, plastic or fabric you have around the house.
I love making these bowls as a seasonal decor item or whenever I have some scraps around from another project.
I’ve seen them all over the Pinterest being made with balloons but who has balloons just sitting around the house?
I decided to see if I could make one just out of one my mixing bowls and some Saran wrap.
It actually turned out great and was just as easy to make.
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Materials for DIY Paper Bowl
Paper, fabric or plastic – I used 65lb cardstock for my bowl project. I’d say it was an ideal weight of paper for this project. It was still flexible enough to bend to a bowl shape but sturdy enough to hold up as a finished product. Here are some of my favorite cardstock brands:
- Recollection Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon – This set is a little lighter in weight but the colors are beautiful in 3D
- Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
- Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.
- Assorted Pink Set from Paper Paper – This is a must-have for paper flower makers. The variety is perfect to create a bouquet.
- Assorted Purple Set from Paper Paper – This is another must-have for paper flower makers. I love the variety of finishes in this pack.
- Metallic Variety Set from Paper Paper – I don’t know any avid paper crafter that doesn’t use Stardream metallics line of shimmer paper. It is the only metallic cardstock line that I know of that has such variety and has colored cores.
Sponge or brush – I just used a brush but a sponge brush probably would have worked better.
Template – The shapes and patterns I used here are free and available in my resource library.
How to Make a Bowl out of Paper
Step 1: Line your bowl with plastic wrap. Make sure it is flush against the bowl.
Step 2: Brush the base of the bowl with a generous coat of Mod Podge.
Step 3: Start placing the cut out pieces or scraps.
Step 4: Brush more Mod Podge on the top of the paper piece before placing the next piece. I also like to keep brushing the piece until it is flush against the bowl.
Step 5: Wait for the glue to dry and then peel off the plastic.
Step 6: Optional step in trimming the excess Mod Podge.