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Carnival Ticket Bowl with Sparkly Glitter

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.

How to make a ticket bowl using Mod Podge

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.

Learn how to make this fun craft below!

DIY Bowl from a Ticket Roll

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Pink ticket roll

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

How to make a bowl from a carnival ticket roll

Start pushing the ticket roll in one direction. This part is really fun and not difficult at all.

DIY bowl from carnival tickets

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

Painting Mod Podge Hard Coat on a carnival ticket bowl

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.

Painting Extreme Glitter on a DIY bowl

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:

Closeup of the Hologram Extreme Glitter finish

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!).

How to make a ticket bowl using Mod Podge

If you like this glittery craft, I’d love for you to check out these other projects I think you might enjoy:

Andi @ udandi

Tuesday 24th of January 2012

I love making these for movie themed gifts with the theater size candy, popcorn and DVDs


Monday 23rd of January 2012

This is so cool! How did I miss this?

farm chick

Tuesday 10th of May 2011

Love it! Had to share on my blog


Thursday 21st of April 2011

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


Thursday 21st of April 2011

That is absolutely brilliant!