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Pretty in Pink Papier Mache Bowl

Pretty in Pink Papier Mache Bowl
Pretty in Pink Papier Mache Bowl
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Add a lovely burst of color to your home decor with this Pretty in Pink Papier Mache Bowl. Changing your home decor is almost as exciting as going on a holiday. However, adding to your home decor can be an expensive exercise, which is why you need this thrifty paper home decor craft. Use papier mache clay to make this beautiful DIY bowl for your home. Fill it with aromatic potpourri and use it as a gift for a birthday or for Mothers Day.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour


Type of Paper UsedNewspaper


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • 170g Patmaché packet of ready to use papier mache clay
  • Jablo’s Krismisroos stamp PF 045
  • acrylic paint in the following three colors: pink, watermelon and pale gold
  • Heritage Gloss Craft Varnish
  • paint brush
  • cooking spray
  • glass bowl (to shape the paper mache bowl around)
  • table knife
  • fine grit sanding paper

Pretty in Pink Papier Mache Bowl

Clay Papier Mache Bowl Instructions

  1. Spray the glass bowl properly with cooking spray. This will allow easy removal of the paper mache bowl once it has dried.

  2. Use small amounts of paper mache clay at a time and shape it around the glass bowl, until the whole bowl has been covered. Hold the glass bowl up against light streaming in from a window to check that all areas have been thoroughly covered. Use a table knife to gently trim the edges of the paper mache bowl.

  3. Allow the paper mache bowl to air dry. This will take about two to three days before it has cured completely. Do not leave in an area that will get direct sunlight, as this will cause the paper mache to crack.

  4. Once dry, gently pop the paper mache bowl off the glass bowl.

  5. Lightly sand the top of the bowl so that the bowl will have a neater edge.

  6. Paint the whole inside of the paper mache bowl with one coat of the pink paint and allow to dry thoroughly.

  7. Turn the bowl over and paint the outside with the pink paint. Allow to dry before applying a second coat to the outside.

  8. Apply one coat of watermelon paint to the inside of the bowl and allow to dry thoroughly.

  9. Use the Krismisroos stamp to add a border pattern around the paper mache bowl. Cut the flowers loose from the stamp, so that you will be left with three separate flowers. Use one of the flowers and the watermelon acrylic paint to stamp the border. Use the paint brush to apply an even layer of the paint onto the stamp. Transfer the image onto the border of the bowl. Carefully lift the stamp. Cover with paint again and transfer the next flower. Repeat until the border pattern has been completed. Allow the stamped images to dry thoroughly.

  10. Give the inside of the bowl an uneven wash with the pale gold paint and allow to dry thoroughly.

  11. Apply one coat of varnish to the inside of the bowl and allow to dry. Turn the bowl over and apply a coat of varnish to the outside.

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