‘Stained Glass’ Paper Bowl Tutorial
This is fun to make and the results are magical. I plan on making a series of smaller ones to use as votives.
- Bowl for mould – we used a ceramic breakfast bowl
- PVA glue
- Tissue Paper, various colours
Cover the bowl you are using as a mould with cling film. Take a piece of tissue paper large enough to cover the bowl and scrunch it around the outside of the bowl. Apply glue liberally, smoothing down tissue paper so that it follows the shape of the bowl. Tear or cut different coloured tissue paper into squares and stick onto the bowl, applying a layer of glue on top of each piece as you stick it down. Continue this process until you have built up 3 or 4 layers. Add more if you want a more robust bowl but the more you add, the less transparent your bowl will be. Leave to dry overnight – thicker bowls may take longer.
When the bowl is completely dry, ease the cling film off the mould – this can be a bit fiddly. If it really won’t budge, try gently pushing a knife of spoon handle between clingfilm and bowl. When its off, the cling film should come away from the paper bowl easily. You can trim the edge of the bowl for a neater look but I liked the rough edge on ours.
The Little One really loved making this – and was very pleased with the end result. She even found an alternative use for the bowl…
Thanks for looking. Wishing you are a wonderful weekend. xxx