DIY Paper Bowl Crafts

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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:

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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