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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Papier Machè Bowl Making

To make a papier machè bowl, I started with this old stainless steel mixing bowl. Start by coating it with vaseline for easy release after medium has dried. I started with homosote (found in any craft store and dries very hard) or you can use medium specific for papier machè or plaster of paris. Tear up strips of newspaper or old brown craft paper. Make the paste of the medium, drag the strips of paper through it and start covering bowl. As you can see I made it less deep than the bowl and started forming a "lip" out from it and just started molding it the way I wanted it to go. Very easy.

Let it dry; take off from the bowl. Then paint it whatever color you want. I decoupaged some old paper onto it.

Curve or form it any way you like.

Bottom of bowl.

Side view


  1. what a great idea! Can it be painted also?

  2. That is so pretty Connie! You are so crafty :) Love it!


  3. Connie, what a fun project with so many uses. Thank you for sharing this craft.
    I love the french papers too and the lovely book.

    La Rea Rose

  4. Connie, forgot to say, I love your new blog look. Gorgeous!


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