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Using paper mache' techniques make your own bowl. Pretty easy, drying takes the most time

Posted by Gertie from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Gertie's 52 projects »
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  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with one glass bowl of desired size for each bowl you plan to make. (This will be your mold.)

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cover inside of bowl with plastic wrap.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut paper from magazines, newsprint, scrapbook paper, construction paper, or other. (I used jewelry ads from fashion magazines.)

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 4
    Step 4

    Layer the paper and the glue or Mod Podge in the mold (bowl). Use an old paint brush to smooth the layers. Arrange the colors or pattern facing out for the outside of the bowl.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 5
    Step 5

    Continue layering to desired thickness.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 6
    Step 6

    Arrange top layers of inside to desired appearance. Seal in with the white glue (that dries clear) or Mod Podge.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 7
    Step 7

    Let dry and set up. Let it dry, but not completely.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 8
    Step 8

    Remove gently from mold.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 9
    Step 9

    Gently peel off plastic.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 10
    Step 10

    Seal outside of bowls with more white glue or Mod Podge. Make sure all edges are sealed down and secure.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 11
    Step 11

    Let dry completely.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 12
    Step 12

    Trim rough edges if desired.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 13
    Step 13

    Give another coat or two of Mod Podge or white glue and let dry COMPLETELY. You want to make sure the newly trimmed edges are sealed as well as both the inside and outside.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Paper Bowl   Jewelry Themed - Step 14
    Step 14

    Embellish top with glitter after dipped in white glue or hot glue with pearls (I used pearl wire). Let everything dry.

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Gertie
Gertie · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 52 projects
you can use any preference of glue or combination you prefer. I found the to be strong enough with Mod Podge but you its what I had on hand. A lot of that preference comes down to what you plan to use the for too These are to catch my jewelry and my rings aren't that hefty Happy (yet maybe).

Glad you enjoyed them!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
they are very pretty and cool, did you know when you use woodglue the better kind or the special fabric stiffners of glue that they will more stronger ?
but perhaps you know that allready..LOL
well done , love the kitschy top edges and the themes paper. !!!!;-D xxx
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Lucia
Lucia · San Luis Obispo, California, US · 6 projects
I've made bowls using this process before, but I love the pearled edge!
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