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Modge Podge Glitter Bowl DIY

Glitter and Modge Podge: I see it in crafty craft sites everywhere.

It seems like everyone has figured out how to make these two melt into some sort of amazing greatness. Me? I am just happy to find a reason to USE the gallons of glitter that are sticking all over this house. Originally I saw a picture of a glitter bowl out there in social media. I really wish I knew who to give the credit to, but please know that sticking glitter on a balloon doesn’t belong to me.

I am just a craft testing bystander.

Here we go:

Valentines Day Glitter Bowl

Valentines Day DIY Glitter Bowl with Modge podge and balloons

You need

  • Hoards and Hoards of Glitter
  • Modge Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Balloon

step1Blow up balloons and sit inside a bowl:

 

 

Valentines Day DIY Glitter Bowl with Modge podge and balloons

step2 Mix together a crap ton (that’s an official term) of glitter and modge podge. There are not measurements here because its really going to depend on the size of the bowl you are making. It needs to be fairly thick though.

Like so:

 

Valentines Day DIY Glitter Bowl with Modge podge and balloons

Valentines Day DIY Glitter Bowl with Modge podge and balloons

step3Start adding to your balloon in small quantities working around the balloon and shaping into the bowl. How far you go down will depend how large you want the bowl. No part of the balloon should be showing through so fill in all the holes. To be perfect honest, I ran out of modge podge half way in so my bowl wasn’t as tall as I wanted.

Valentines Day DIY Glitter Bowl with Modge podge and balloons

step4Let the balloon dry. This took about 24 hours for me but depending how large and how thick your bowl is, this may take longer. Do NOT get tempted to remove it before its time.  As it started to dry, it looked less and less like glue and more and more like glitter.

Valentines Day DIY Glitter Bowl with Modge podge and balloons

 

If you are wondering about the balloon in the background, I also tried one with confetti. Its taking a bit longer to dry so as of now its not available to show yet.

Valentines Day DIY Glitter Bowl with Modge podge and balloons

step5 After the glitter goo is completely dry (again, may take a day or two!) you can pop your balloon. I cut a hole at the base so it slowly shrank. It made a cool sucking sound as it separated from the glitter.

Valentines Day DIY Glitter Bowl with Modge podge and balloons

Valentines Day DIY Glitter Bowl with Modge podge and balloons

My bowl was flexible a bit and looked really cute. Ideally I’d like to try this craft again and fill the balloon all the way up the sides so I could sit a plant in it.

Valentines Day DIY Glitter Bowl with Modge podge and balloons

Valentines Day DIY Glitter Bowl with Modge podge and balloons

Valentines Day DIY Glitter Bowl with Modge podge and balloons

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45 thoughts on “Modge Podge Glitter Bowl DIY”

  1. I’ve been looking at these a ton. I was wondering though… Can you put food in them? Use them for parties?

  2. This is fantastic!! I have some blue wintery glitter that I need to use up. This is a fabulous idea that I have seen but never realized how easy it would be to make a glitter bowl. Thanks for a great tutorial!

  3. I LOVE this idea! How fun! And let me say that it cracked me up that you used the term “crap ton”. I love you for that!!! This will definitely be worth trying! 🙂

    • You know, its pretty durable! Its flexible too, so its a really interesting texture. I was telling my spouse that Id like to make a bigger one and put it around a flower pot.

  4. OH my goodness! This is such a cool project. I’m going to pin this for later. I would love to try it when my kids are older and not putting everything in their mouths in site. 🙂

  5. This is so pretty! I would make one but my hubby has glitter seizures. He sees glitter and seizes up. He has some crazy idea that someone is going to get glitter in their eye and lose an eye. lol

  6. This looks beautiful. I’ve never done anything quite like this before and I love it. I may have to give this a go, it may not look as nice as yours though. 🙂

  7. I never mixed glitter and paint before. It looks so cool in the picture where you are first mixing them together. I am so not crafty. I wouldn’t have a clue how to do this without your step-by-step directions.

  8. I am for sure doing this! I love this! I just need to find the same style balloon that is latex-free. Or I could wear gloves. Hmm… I am pinning this for later use.

    • in my case I think I got a bit premature on the balloon popping, so some came off on the balloon where it wasnt dry, but honestly the Bowl itself in the dry places its not coming off. I bet there would be a sealer you could use to harden it up though. I need to go to the store. Its surprisingly flexible.

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