Carnival ticket bowl with glitter.

Mod Podge DIY carnival ticket bowl

I’m not the first person to do a ticket bowl. The thing is, I’m intrigued by them and I had to try one out for myself. Then I added a special little touch with FolkArt Extreme Glitter. My ticket bowl reminds me of Xanadu with the stars and the glitter – at least the Mod Podge version. But without Olivia Newton John. If you are a beginner this DIY carnival bowl is a great project, so pay close attention to these simple instructions.

Gather These Supplies

Ticket roll
Hard Coat Mod Podge
FolkArt Extreme Glitter (I used Hologram)
Felt – small square
Craft glue

Ticket rolls are the new crafting trend, so I had to buy about a million off of ebay. They are so cheap!

Start pushing the ticket roll in one direction. This part is really fun.

Is it a bowl or a Devo hat? Or both.

Once you get your bowl to the shape you like it, coat it with several coats of Hard Coat Mod Podge. It will seep into the cracks and crevices between the tickets, so you don’t have to worry. I did two coats on the outside, then turned the bowl over and did two coats on the inside. Allow to dry.

I glued a small circle of felt (I just happened to have matching) onto the bottom to cover the hole. It was right after that I decided to coat the outside with Extreme Glitter. I only did one coat and look how glittery it is:

Allow your glitter to dry and you’re finished. Isn’t the finish amazing? I’m super happy with my ticket bowl and am now off to make a ton of them.

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  1. Meg says

    I love this! I especially love the color! I might have to check ebay for a roll or two!

    So I have this huge metal star and I was wondering what ideas you have to making it wow! It is currently painted hot pink, of course. I like to hang it in our entry way because of the high ceilings!

    I’m open for any and all suggestions!


  2. Danielle says

    I wanted to let you know that I featured this on my weekly bookmarks post – stop by and check it out.

  3. Madigan at madiganmade says

    Ok, I’ve seen this done with film reels, but tickets are soo cool! The glitter is a great touch, especially since the tickets have stars on them. Love it!

  4. Jennifer says

    I love how you do such great tutorials. Anyone can follow along. I had no idea tickets were a crafty trend right now, I am totally in the dark. haha. I stumbled and liked your post. Thanks for sharing Amy.

  5. creativejewishmom/sara says

    love, love, love this pink ticket bowl, you’ve definitely got the ticket on this one! and I’m thinking that there may be rolls of other things that one could push into bowls and mod podge as well! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! xoxoxo sara