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
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