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How to Make Doily Bowls the Easy Way

If you want to learn how to make doily bowls, this tutorial will show you how to do it using doilies from the dollar bin and Mod Podge Stiffy.

How to Make Doily Bowls the Easy WayAbout 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 one to make a doily bowl.

Then I made more than one! Learn how it’s done below. Oh, and if you want to see a video – I’ve embedded one at the bottom. Check that out too!

How to Make Doily Bowls

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

If you want to learn to make a doily bowl, this tutorial will show you how to do it using doilies from the dollar bin and Mod Podge Stiffy.You 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.

If you want to learn to make a doily bowl, this tutorial will show you how to do it using doilies from the dollar bin and Mod Podge Stiffy.Wrap 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.

If you want to learn to make a doily bowl, this tutorial will show you how to do it using doilies from the dollar bin and Mod Podge Stiffy.Pour some Mod Podge Stiffy into your plastic container. You don’t need a ton – just enough to saturate your doilies.

If you want to learn to make a doily bowl, this tutorial will show you how to do it using doilies from the dollar bin and Mod Podge Stiffy.Place your doilies in the container and smoosh them around to cover with Mod Podge Stiffy.

If you want to learn to make a doily bowl, this tutorial will show you how to do it using doilies from the dollar bin and Mod Podge Stiffy.After you’ve thoroughly covered the doily in Stiffy, squeeze it out.

If you want to learn to make a doily bowl, this tutorial will show you how to do it using doilies from the dollar bin and Mod Podge Stiffy.Spread 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.

If you want to learn to make a doily bowl, this tutorial will show you how to do it using doilies from the dollar bin and Mod Podge Stiffy.Pry your doily bowl off of the mold. You’ll be surprised that 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.

Are you ready to see the video so you can make bowls from doilies? Check it out below!

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Sri sugiyanti

Saturday 2nd of February 2019

What is mod podge stiffy made of? I don't have that product in my country.

Amy

Sunday 3rd of February 2019

Hi Sri! I'm not sure - you'll have to contact Plaid here: https://plaidonline.com/about/contact (they make the product).

JacKIE

Friday 7th of August 2015

jACKIE FROM mYpRETTYhANGuP HERE. JUST LOVING THESE BOWLS. DEFINITELY ANOTHER PROJECT ON MY TO DO LIST TO TRY. THANK YOU!

Erin

Friday 30th of May 2014

So glad I claimed the box of doilies from my husband's late Grandmother's house! Now I know what I can do with some of them!

Amanda

Monday 26th of May 2014

Hi Amy! Just wanted to let you know that I featured this post on my Facebook page during April and people loved it. In fact, it was third most popular for the month! So today I've featured you on my blog as well (link below). Thanks for such an awesome post! http://craftsbyamanda.com/great-craft-ideas-may-2014/

Cher @ Designs by Studio C

Saturday 17th of May 2014

I used Stiffy years ago when I made a doily Christmas Tree ~ it is a great product! The bowls are really awesome and I love the colors!