Sunday, May 15, 2011

Scrap Box Sunday: Scrap Fabric Bowl

Last Sunday I promised you a scrap busting version of the doily "Stiffy" bowl ;) so here it is!

What You Need:
* Fabric stiffener
* Mod Podge (I used Gloss, but recommend Matt)
* Plastic wrap
* Plastic bowls
* Fabric scraps!

What To Do:

First, if your fabric scraps are large, cut them into smaller strips and rectangles. A variety is good!

Pour some fabric stiffener into one of your bowls. Soak one of your scrap fabric pieces in the liquid.

Stick this, right side facing in, onto your upturned other plastic bowl. 

But before you do this, cover your upside down bowl with plastic wrap! Otherwise it's hard to remove your fabric bowl later. Yet again, I forgot. I'm smart like that.

Continue soaking and sticking strips, with the right side facing into the bowl. 

When it's completely covered, it should look something like this:

What a mess! This is lots of fun :D

Now we're going to do a second layer of fabric just like we did the first, except this time the fabric strips face out from the bowl.

When it's completely covered, try and squeeze out any excess fabric stiffener. Smooth all the strips down as best you can. It should look something like this:

Let this dry. It might take a while!

When it's dry, remove the fabric from the plastic bowl. If you used plastic wrap, this will be easy. Otherwise, it's a bit of a challenge! I completely ruined my first plastic bowl - see in the background? :(

Now you should have something like this:

Trim around the edges to even everything up.

Now, this step is of course optional.

Take a strip of coordinating fabric cut on the bias.

Paint on Mod Podge all around the top edge of your bowl, inside and out!

Stick your bias strip around the edge of your bowl. This is a "done" shot, but it shows were the fabric strip goes:

Now, cover that plastic bowl in cling wrap again and put your fabric bowl back on. Coat the outside with Mod Podge. It will soften a little, which is why we support it with the plastic bowl again. You can do as many coats of Mod Podge as you like - I did two.

When the outside is dry, take it back off the plastic bowl and Mod Podge the inside.

Let it dry and you're done! 

My bowl is quite flexible :) I think this one belongs in my craft room!

I have hardly any little fabric scraps left now :D

Linking up at Sunburnt Cow


Ladybird Ln said...

What a cute idea, it turned out darling!


The Cranky Queen said...

AHhhh! Too cute...guess what? I bought fabric stiffy stuff today at Hobby Lobby to do the doily I may have to do 2! Might as well get "gunky" all at the same time! thanx for sharing...

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Rissa!!! This is too, too cite. I want to try making one!!!!! :D

Ricki Jill

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

Ooooh how cute! I'm going to have to do this with my little boy - he loooooves to 'help'! Thanks for sharing the great idea!!

Janlynn said...

Very clever

Jennifer said...

Such a great idea to make several for cute organization!! By the way I'm giving you the Kreativ Blogger award! ;)

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Stopping by from Paisley Passions and your newest follower.
Stop by my blog when you have a moment:

Jill said...

Lovely idea - I'm going to have to investigate this liquid fabric stiffener - magic stuff!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

To Sew With Love said...

this is really a great way to use scrap fabric! thanks for sharing, doll!

Sassy Sites! said...

This is super cute! Thanks for linking up at the Sassy Sites Free For All party! When you get a chance, come back by and see what we've done for the American Crafter's competition... and maybe vote for us too! *wink*

Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! How funny, I couldn't figure out why you were putting the fabric face down at first, guess I am not too smart. :-) It looks adorable and thanks for linking up!

Angela said...

this is great! i'm so doing this!

your newest follower....

Neabear said...

This is a really neat idea. And I can see doing it in different sizes too. I may have to try that one! I have plenty of scraps. Definitely no shortage there!


Kindra-At Home With K said...

What a fun idea! I'll have to do this with my boys sometime! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

That's so cute! Great way to use up scraps. Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party. I hope you’ll come back again this week!

gail said...

I think your fabric bowl is terrific!

Pamela said...

Love this technique. The tutorial makes it seem easy, too.

I'm a new GFC follower. Looks like I can keep busy here. Your projects are awesome.


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