Showing posts with label bowl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bowl. Show all posts

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?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Etceteras: simple rope bowl cozy

The weather is still a bit chilly and we’re eating a lot of cozy, comfort food like soup and pasta. I have a set of these plain white bowls that I use all the time. So I’m making a set of bowl cozies to use with them.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Etceteras: yarn bowl

Paper Mache Yarn Bowl via homework |
Day 3 of my paper mache paste craft-a-thon. You can see my first two projects here and here.

After I finished both of those projects, I still had plenty of paper mache paste left. So, I threw a bunch of yarn into the paste to make this bowl.
Paper Mache Yarn Bowl via homework |
I remembered reading about making yarn bowls by wrapping the yarn dipped into glue around a balloon. I wanted my bowl to have more of a bowl shape and flat bottom so I wrapped saran wrap around the outside of a mixing bowl. Then I wrapped my yarn around the saran wrapped bowl.

 Paper Mache Yarn Bowl via homework |

I let the bowl dry overnight and carefully removed the saran and yarn from the mixing bowl. I then peeled the saran wrap away from the yarn.

In case you missed it, here’s the recipe for the paper mache paste.

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.

Paper Mache Yarn Bowl via homework |

Make a batch of this paste for a rainy-day craft with kids. It’s fun for big kids too!

Paper Mache Yarn Bowl via homework |

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