I'll have to admit, I was a little afraid of Mod Podge Stiffy. There was the great yarn ball incident of 2010. But I also know something, which is that I'm not the perfect crafter . . . and there's plenty of user error “up in hur.” I decided I needed to give it another chance with a doily bowl. And let me tell you friends, it's not hard to use at all – and now I wanted to stiffen everything (tee hee)! Just take a peek at my doily bowl tutorial below and you'll see how easy it is. You can stiffen all sorts of things with the same method. If you need a visual of how to make doily bowls, there's also a video at the bottom!
Mod Podge Stiffy Doily Bowl
Gather These Supplies
- Doily, any size – I got mine from the $1 Michaels bins
- Mod Podge Stiffy
- Aluminum foil or plastic wrap (or both)
- Real bowl a little larger than the bowl size you want to make
- Small plastic container
Here are the bowls that I used. I figured that with the larger bowl I could make a doily bowl with no lip (the pink doily), and with the smaller bowl I could add the lip (the yellow doily). I wasn't sure exactly what that meant, but that was my idea.
Next step was to cover the real bowls with aluminum foil – make sure you cover the whole thing so you don't get an Stiffy on your bowls.
This is the fun part! Add your doily to the Stiffy and smoosh it around – don't you love getting your hands dirty? Take it out of the Stiffy and squeeze out the excess.
you'll have real Stiffy bowls made from doilies! These were pretty rock hard and could even hold candy. I was thrilled with my doily bowls. What should I Stiffy next? I can't wait to start my next project!
Are you ready to see my video and learn how to make a doily bowl yourself? Check it out below!