Saw this idea on CraftGawker, from this blog. Blogs like hers make me really realize how much I need to redesign mine. 🙂 It was a quick and easy craft.
She took a bowl that she didn’t like and covered it. I didn’t have an extra bowl, so I used paper mache to cover the outside of a bowl that I like the shape of, then I removed the bowl and glued the rope to the outside. Before I put the paper mache on, I covered the bowl with plastic wrap for easy removal.
On the inside, I recoated it with more pages and Mod Podge to get rid of the white gluey paste look that the paper mache paste leaves behind. That left me with a nice smooth inside. (Sorry, Daniel Boone.)
Before gluing the rope on, I trimmed the top edge of the paper, and did a smooth edge by adding more Mod Podge, and folding scraps over the top edge of the bowl. My bowl was pretty large – I used about 40 feet of sisal rope. You could do a smaller bowl and use a smaller diameter of rope or twine. Fun and easy! The longest part was waiting for the paper mache to dry. (I was impatient and used a hair dryer.) Mine is also a little bendable, since there’s no main structure inside, just paper, but I think it will be sturdy enough to last a while. Enjoy!
What would you use a bowl like this for? Functional or decorative?