While recently browsing through Pinterest, I found a fun DIY project for an interesting little bowl made out of colored confetti. I wanted to try it but I thought it might be fun to do something a little bit different. I wanted to make a silver bowl so I decided to use metallic confetti instead. It turned out really cool and I learned a few things in the process. I'll show you what I did.
You only need a few things to make this bowl: a balloon, confetti, a sponge or paint brush, a container of Mod Podge (you can get this at your local craft store), and a vase or something to set the balloon on while you work.
Inflate the balloon and set it on the vase. Paint a layer of Mod Podge over the bottom half or third of the balloon (whatever size you want your bowl to be).
Sprinkle confetti over the balloon.
I found it easier to hold onto the balloon when covering the sides with confetti.
Once the balloon is covered, let it dry long enough for the first layer to stick, about an hour. Cover it with another layer of Mod Podge.
Sprinkle with another layer of confetti.
You will need a couple layers of confetti to make the bowl sturdy enough to keep it's shape. I made this bowl with two layers.
Set the balloon on the vase and let it dry overnight.
The next morning, I noticed that my bowl had an odd shape to it. What I realized was the metallic confetti does not breathe the way paper confetti does. That caused the balloon to buckle a bit.
I popped the balloon and removed it from the confetti. The bowl was actually a decent shape. I loved how it looked sort of artsy and wavy.
The inside of the bowl was still wet because the Mod Podge did not dry completely overnight but the bowl felt sturdy.
I trimmed the edges to clean it up.
I painted a layer of Mod Podge inside the bowl to reinforce it and keep it from coming apart on the inside. I let it dry completely before filling it with colorful chocolate candies.**see note below
I love this little metallic bowl because it's unique and makes a great conversation piece. It was an interesting project that got my creative juices flowing, giving me some other fun ideas in the process. I can't wait to get busy on the next one!
Have a great week!
**Please note: Mod Podge is non-toxic but has not gone through FDA approvals to be considered food safe so if you decide to add something edible to your confetti bowl, like I did, you might want to place another bowl inside of it first before filling.