I saw these crochet doily bowls on Pinterest and fell in love.
I can’t crochet, so I looked online to order some. They were a little too pricey for me, but I still wanted some.
Then it hit me! Paper doilies. They are cheap. They come in different sizes. They are sold at a store in my county. I live out in the country. It’s a big deal for something to be sold at a store that is close to me.
I think mine are cute in their own way.
- Paper Doilies (mine came in a variety pack for $1!)
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- Cups or bowls
- Tissue Paper (not pictured)
- Scissors (not pictured)
Putting It All Together
Please don’t look at my nails. I was doing some yard work that day and got them all dirty and torn.
8) Overlap the section next to it and Mod Podge it into place. See the “lacy” part of the doily? I didn’t even try to get this to lay against the balloon. I didn’t put any Mod Podge on it either. Just the cut edges were glued to the balloon. Does that make sense?
9) I realized, once I got the doily onto the balloon, that it wasn’t going to be quite enough to be a sturdy bowl. I decided to cut some tissue paper into small squares and Mod Podge them on. I did several layers of tissue paper. Because of all the layers, I let them dry for a couple of days before I popped the balloons.
On the second and third bowl I used two doilies. (The first by accident because they stuck together.) If you use two or more doilies, make sure you separate the layers to apply Mod Podge. I still added tissue paper to the bottom to sturdy it up.
10) To separate from the balloons, simply pop the balloons. At first, I thought I had totally messed these up. The bowl curled in with the balloon, but as it separated from the balloon, it went right back into shape. I also had to pick some of the dried Mod Podge off the bowl.
The small bowl. I really wanted something to show the reason for the season. My Man had this cross on his key ring. I will have to remember to give it back. I used half an egg to represent the empty tomb and a piece of folded cloth and some strips for the burial cloth Jesus wore and left behind when He left the tome ALIVE!
The bottoms were rounded and I had to flatten them just a little. A small push did the trick.
They are not quite the same and the crochet bowls. I will have to get may daughter, who is a crocheting machine, to make me some doilies. She’ll probably make herself some then ask me to make them into bowls. That’s a fair trade.
I had fun making these bowls! I hope you do too!