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Monday, March 25, 2013

Inkling: paper mache confetti bowl

Confetti Bowl 7I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s very hard for me to throw away scraps of paper. I wouldn’t exactly classify it as hoarding but it could become a problem if I don’t use up the bits and pieces. This bowl wasn’t made out of paper scraps but paper catalogs. When I attended CHA in January, I came home with a lot of catalogs. The paper catalogs have pages and pages of pictures of pretty paper. How could I throw those away?




Using a 1 inch circle punch, I punched lots of circles from the catalogs and made the large bowl in the first photo and two small cups.

To make a confetti bowl or confetti cups, you’ll need:
  • Paper Scraps
  • 1 inch circle punch
  • Paper Mache Paste (see recipe below)
  • Mod Podge Gloss

 
This paper mache recipe is fantastic. I’ve posted the recipe before and used it in several projects including this yarn bowl.
Paper Mache Recipe
  • Combine ½ cup flour and 2 cups cold water in a bowl.
  • Boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and add the flour and cold water mixture. Bring to a boil again.
  • Remove from heat and add 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  • Let cool. The paste will thicken as it cools. 

Once the paste is cool enough to work with start adding your paper. I used a round vase covered in plastic wrap as a form.


Keep covering your form until you are satisfied with your shape. Once your paper mache is dry, carefully remove it from the form by gently peeling the plastic wrap away from the form.



Paper Mache Confetti BowlIf any of the paper tears, just cut some more circles and glue them over the torn areas.
Paper Mache Confetti BowlFor these two little cups, I used small ceramic pots as a form.


Paper Mache Confetti BowlTo finish the confetti bowl, I gave it two coats of Gloss Mod Podge.


Paper Mache Confetti BowlYou can fill the bowl with fun objects for an added seasonal touch.


Paper Mache Confetti BowlOr just leave it plain so you can also enjoy the inside of the bowl. 

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65 comments:

  1. Ill definitely be making one of those bowls......what a great idea, ali

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  2. Sounds easy enough for Me and they are so pretty.

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  3. This is totally super cute and I think I have been inspired to test out creating something great using this technique- I will let you know how my experiments go. Thx you bowl is supre gorgeous

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  4. I love these bowls that you created it is so beautiful. I might try one when I get time lol

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  5. Stop it Carolyn! That is so great. I have a problem with throwing away scraps of pretty paper too. Love it

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  6. So pretty! I can't throw away scrap paper either and it's taking over my paper box! Thanks for the idea!

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  7. Love this bowl,great method.

    http://varshafineart.blogspot.com/

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  8. This is a little scary because I was just thinking about wanting to try an make some of these. Love!

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  9. Those are so pretty! What a fun idea.
    I visiting from Monday Funday. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow!! I just adore this Carolyn! I don't like doing paper crafts at all, but this one I might have to try! This is probably a silly question - but how long did you let it dry before you removed it from the bowl form?

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  11. i can't get enough of all the colors! LOVE! :)

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  12. I LOVE this!!!!! SO cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  13. This is so super creative! Love how you made them!

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  14. Carolyn this is GREAT - so pretty!! Love this idea. Thanks! :)
    = Claire @ A Little Claireification

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  15. This is so smart and totally cute. I am pinning!

    Visiting from Dukes and Duchesses Project Inspired.

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  16. Absolutely love that, Carolyn! All the different papers look fabulous together!

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  17. hi carolyn... this is such a cute idea... my girls would love to make these... we have a huge stockpile of paper just waiting to be used... thank you so much for this tutorial...
    angie

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  18. I am TOTALLY in love! I'm so going to do this with the fabric scraps that I can't help hoarding this is perfect and so gorgeous definitely pinning

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  19. This is absolutely lovely, Carolyn! Thanks so much for linking up to Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning to our party board.

    Hugs,

    Mary Beth

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  20. I absolutely love this project. Seriously. It may be my favorite ever! xoxo

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  21. I love this bowl! I am going to pin this for later!

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  22. What a great idea and SO cute!

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  23. As a paper circle hoarder, I am SUPER EXCITED about this project! Going to make up some paper mache goop right now. Found you at Katie's Nesting Spot.

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  24. Lovely bowls and such a creative idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Cute project, Carolyn. Circle punch paper projects... a roundup idea?

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  26. This is just adorable -- such a super-clever idea!

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous AND green! I'm inspired to try one, or two or three bowls myself. Found you via Tatertotsandjello.

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  28. This is so so pretty! I want to try making one too!

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  29. This is so beautiful. I can't wait to try makng one or 2 or more. :)

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  30. Hi there, just wanted to let you know that I'm featuring this as part of my link party when it goes up tonight!

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  31. This is absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  32. Did u use 2-sided paper?

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    1. Because I used scraps from catalogs, the paper was printed on both sides. If you are using one-sided paper, you'll want to make sure there's a pretty pattern facing the inside of the bowl and than add another layer of paper facing out (for the outside)

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    2. ...forte come ideaa..ci proverò anch'io!!..

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  34. Oh my gosh just made a card from these circular gems [from paint swatches] and now recall I have a whole stash from magazines pages. Yes I am definitely trying these great idea.

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  35. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity at Project Inspired @ Setting for Four. I pinned your lovely bowl to our group linky party pinboard and shouted it out on google plus, twitter and facebook!
    I hope you are having a fantastic Easter, and can join me Monday evening 8 pm EST for Project Inspired #8! :D

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  36. I featured you today Carolyn!http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/04/10-fabulous-diy-projects-creative.html

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  37. I L O V E this idea! So cute! It's totally food safe too!
    http://itskellylife.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much. For the little cups, I inserted cupcake liners into them before I added the candies.... Just to be safe. :)

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  38. We love the idea so much we just had to try it! Check out the result if you like, http://pysselbolaget.se/2013/04/12/papier-mache-skalar-bowls-in-papier-mache/. Many thanks and we of course linked back to you :)

    All the best from Sweden/Pysselbolaget.se

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  39. oh! these would be great as a craft for a summer art club.

    Yay!

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  40. Use mod podge is more easy!!!!!! clever

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  41. Thanks for the wonderful idea. I made the bowl, then flipped it upside down, dangled ribbon from it and made a mobile for my babies nursery. It's absolutely adorable.

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  42. Thanks for the wonderful idea. I made the bowl, then flipped it upside down, dangled ribbon from it and made a mobile for my babies nursery. It's absolutely adorable.

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  43. Hi Carolyn! We loved this so much, we made one for ourselves. :) http://www.our-everyday-art.com/2013/05/paper-mache-bowls.html

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  44. The images look so wonderful and colorful. Very very beautiful.

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  45. Love this because I love circles! Thanks for sharing! ♥

    (Here through pinterest.)

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  46. Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful cards.
    Scrapbooking

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  47. I am not lucky enough to have paper catalogues, but I have plenty of magazines.
    I have cats. Cats like boxes - in fact my 18-year old is lying half in / half out of a box on its side, her best spot when she wants to be near me. I'm thinking this confetti would beautify her abode.

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  48. completely heartbreaking experience all of my beautiful paper ruined. Impossible to get off of the form without MAJOR damage. =(

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    1. So sorry your project didn't work out. I had some slight tears that I reference in the post and just covered them up with more paper circles.

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