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Make a Confetti Bowl in Three Easy Steps

Learn to make a super cool confetti bowl in three easy steps! You don’t need any crafting skills for this, and the results are SO fun!

Skills Required: None. You don’t need any prior crafting experience to complete this project. You do need to know how to inflate a balloon, however.

Confetti Bowl

Have you ever worked with confetti in your crafts before? We’ve tried gift bags, a tray, candle holders, and even shoes (I know; they’re so fun!).

If there’s one project that a crafter needs to try in their lifetime, it’s a confetti bowl. Let me give you three reasons why:

  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Cute

Which is pretty much the criteria for any project I try. Not that I don’t want an advanced craft every now and again, but with limited time available, easy crafts are usually the most appealing.

Is it fun to make? Are the results cute? Those are other questions I ask about what I make, and I’m sure (even without knowing) you ask yourself the same thing.

Like I said, this confetti bowl meets all the criteria! Anyone can make it, and I mean anyone. It’s an easy craft for kids or for adults. V Juliet made this bowl with her kids, and they even popped the balloon for her.

Which I totally respect because I too would like someone to pop the balloon for me. And open the Pillsbury dough container. You know?? I’m scared of loud noises. 😮

There are three easy steps to this DIY confetti balloon bowl, and let me share them with you now. You’re going to: 1) Inflate a balloon; 2) Mod Podge the confetti on the bowl and let dry; 3) Pop the balloon and trim.

Oh, plus you can customize it with any color of confetti. What about black and orange for Halloween? Green and red for Christmas?? Did I mention that you can also purchase the supplies from Dollar Tree?

I think you’re convinced by now, so let’s jump into this balloon bowl DIY. I know you’re ready for this fabulous party craft. Keep reading!

DIY Confetti Bowl

Gather These Supplies

  • Confetti
  • 1 balloon
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Sponge brush
  • Scissors
  • Vase, cup, or something else to hold the balloon while you work
confetti bowl instructions

Inflate your balloon, then set it onto a vase so it’s sturdier to work with.

Add Mod Podge to the top half of the balloon with a sponge brush, then sprinkle confetti all over. You can remove the balloon from the vase and hold it to add the confetti on the sides.

Let dry and add another coat of glue and confetti. Repeat. When you feel like the confetti is thick enough, let dry for a final time. However, you’ll still keep Mod Podging.

You will need to add several coats until you achieve a thick coat (about 3 – 4 coats; this is for stability). Let it dry for 8 – 10 hours.

Turn your balloon and pop it with a needle, I couldn’t do this because I’ve always been afraid of the noise. Get a little to help if you need.

Balloon bowl DIY

Now you’ll have a colorful confetti bowl!

DIY confetti balloon bowl

You can either let it remain with irregular edges, or you can cut them as I did. I like a smooth edge on a bowl but I’m not going to judge if you want a little something different.

Confetti Bowl

What do you think about this balloon bowl DIY? Easy, right? Now when someone asks if you made a bowl with confetti, you can say, yes!! They won’t believe it.

Yield: 1 bowl

Make a Confetti Bowl

Confetti Bowl

Learn how to make a bowl using confetti! This is such a cool and easy craft idea.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Dry Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 50 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • Confetti
  • 1 balloon
  • Mod Podge Gloss

Tools

  • Sponge brush
  • Scissors
  • Vase, cup, or something else to hold the balloon while you work
  • Needle

Instructions

  1. Inflate the balloon, then set it onto a vase so it's easier to work with.
  2. Add Mod Podge to the top half of the balloon with a sponge brush, then sprinkle confetti all over. Remove the balloon from the vase and hold it to add the confetti on the sides.
  3. Let dry and add another coat of glue and confetti. Repeat. When you feel like the confetti is thick enough, let dry for a final time.
  4. Add several coats of Mod Podge until you achieve a thick coat (about 3 - 4 coats; this is for stability). Let it dry for 8 - 10 hours.
  5. Pop the balloon with a needle.
  6. Trim the edges with scissors if desired.

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Let me know if you try this confetti bowl in the comments. Project courtesy of V Juliet!

Katie P

Thursday 5th of May 2022

I'm a sucker for color, so of course this caught my eye. One thing that I've always wondered though about these mod podge bowl projects, is can you use something other than a balloon? Possibly a mixing bowl wrapped in cellophane? Your advice would be greatly appreciated! Thx πŸŽ‰πŸšπŸŽˆ

Amy

Friday 6th of May 2022

Hi Katie! You can definitely use a mixing bowl wrapped in plastic wrap. It's way easy!

Jamie Wright

Thursday 24th of March 2022

Hi! I’m super excited to try this with a group of ladies for our Pinterest Parties. I know it’s been a long time since this was posted, but do you have any idea how much confetti was needed to make a bowl? Thanks

Amy

Sunday 27th of March 2022

Hi Jamie! So I'm not 100% sure. I didn't do this original project, but I have 10 cups of confetti I'm planning on using to make one myself. It looks like it would be enough to make a medium sized bowl. Having said that, my suggestion since confetti is expensive and you want to do it with a group - make your own confetti. Either use a crosscut shredder or buy scissors like this: https://www.amazon.com/Miles-Kimball-Shredder-Scissors/dp/B01HDRUIIG Then not only can you make a bunch before you start, if you don't have enough you can use those tools to make more. Just grab packs of colorful paper from Michaels and you'll be good to go!

Jenny Mahone

Tuesday 29th of June 2021

If due to very last minute craft and you have everything but the Mod Podge could you substitute a mixture of regular white glue and water?

Amy

Tuesday 29th of June 2021

Hi Jenny! I'll be honest, not sure. You could try it. Do a test because I don't know if the confetti would bleed?

Christy L Hobbs

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

Is Mod Podge water resistant? I have a bueatiful drift wood stump that I wanted to make a custom fruit bowl for, but was worried w the humidity here in Louisiana the color from the confetti would transfer to.

Amy

Thursday 27th of May 2021

Hi Christy! It is definitely water resistant. But it's not waterproof. Learn more about that here: https://modpodgerocksblog.com/is-mod-podge-waterproof/

Glenda

Sunday 21st of February 2021

A few quedtions.....what type of paper or material is best for the confetti? Also after the first layer of modpodge and confetti you let dry......Then do you just keep adding layers of modpodge/confetti for several more times and don't dry it each time till the last layer? Thanks!

Amy

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Hi Glenda! You'll want to make sure to use paper confetti; there's no type of paper that works better than others that I know of, as long as it's paper. Larger confetti pieces probably work better and you would have to do less layers. As far as layering, yes, you'll want it to get relatively dry between layers. This will happen pretty quickly. It doesn't have to completely dry though. You'll see when you do it - you just don't want it falling off. You want it to set, and then continue layering, and then yes - let the whole thing dry for hours when you're done.

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