How to Make Bowls From $1 Doilies

How to make bowls from $1 DoiliesAbout a year ago I found a bunch of colorful doilies in the dollar bin at Michaels. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with them at the time – in fact, I thought I might use them on canvases. I bought a bunch of them and then never put them on canvas . . . so upon recent assessment of my craft supply bin, I realized it was time to either use them or lose them. So I grabbed some Mod Podge Stiffy and decided to use them to make bowls. Learn how it’s done below.

Gather These Supplies

  • Doilies – any size, any color
  • Mod Podge Stiffy
  • Aluminum foil or plastic wrap (or both)
  • Real bowls a little larger than the bowl size you want to make
  • Small plastic container

20140225_091022You can use any plastic container – like those storage ones from the grocery store. Just don’t use it for eating, even if you wash it.

IMG_3361Wrap your (real) bowls with the aluminum foil. You can use plastic wrap instead if that’s all you have. Set them on a flat surface or cookie sheet.

20140225_091142Pour some Mod Podge Stiffy into your plastic container. You don’t need a ton – just enough to saturate your doilies.

20140225_091155Place your doilies in the container and smoosh them around to cover with Mod Podge Stiffy.

20140225_091214After you’ve thoroughly covered the doily in Stiffy, squeeze it out.

20140225_091322Spread over the bowl that’s covered in aluminum foil/plastic wrap and make sure that everything is in the right place – however it sits is how it will dry! Leave for 24 hours.

How to make bowls from $1 DoiliesPry off of the mold and you have real bowls! That hold candy and stuff. I’m going to try this with doilies of various sizes – AND think about the containers you could use that would make different shapes. So cool.