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:
- Recollections 65lb Cardstock from Michaels
- Favorite Assorted Pink/Blush 12″x12″ Recollections Set
- Favorite Assorted Purple 12″x12″ Recollections Set
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon
- Neenah Collections Assorted Set from Amazon
- Kraft Cardstock from Michaels
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.