DIY Paper Bowl Crafts

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.

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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:

  • Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
  • Cricut Joy Insert Card Packs – You don’t have to use these with the Cricut Joy, they are nice material kids for cardmaking.
  • 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
  • Poptone Assorted Variety Pack – This is the perfect peppy assortment of colors of heavy cardstock. It’s a heavy cardstock assortment with colors I actually use frequently for cardmaking.
  • Seasonal Assorted Variety Pack – This is a slight variation on the Poptone assortment and has a quite few neutrals that complement almost any accent color.
  • 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.

Mod Podge – I just used the regular Matte Mod Podge. If you think you might get this bowl wet, I would consider the dishwasher safe Mod Podge.

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.

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    How to Make a Bowl out of Paper

    Step 1: Line your bowl with plastic wrap. Make sure it is flush against the bowl.

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    Step 2: Brush the base of the bowl with a generous coat of Mod Podge.

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    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.

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    Step 5: Wait for the glue to dry and then peel off the plastic.

    Step 6: Optional step in trimming the excess Mod Podge.

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