A DIY carnival ticket bowl is so easy to make! Mod Podge causes it to keep its shape and harden into a usable bowl – great for parties or home decor.
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 carnival ticket bowl is a great project, so pay close attention to these simple instructions.
DIY Bowl from a Ticket Roll
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 and not difficult at all.
Is it a bowl or a Devo hat? Or both.
Once you get your bowl to the shape you like, 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. I think this would make a really fun summer craft for kids or a teacher appreciation gift (fill it with candy!).
If you like this glittery craft, I’d love for you to check out these other projects I think you might enjoy:
- Glitter Crafts Made with Mod Podge
- Colorful Confetti Tray
- How to Make a Banner
- Gem DIY Cocktail Stirrers
- Dessert Cloche the Easy Way