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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. 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??

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??

I think you’re convinced by now, so let’s jump into this balloon bowl DIY. I know you’re ready. 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.

Confetti Bowl

Make a Confetti Bowl

Yield: 1 bowl
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Dry Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 50 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

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

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!

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Barb Spellman

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Could you put a small enclosed candle in the bottom, one that could be lit for maybe an hour or so%???

Amy

Wednesday 27th of January 2021

Absolutely! Just don't leave unattended. Mod Podge is not flammable, however, confetti is!

Jenny

Friday 8th of January 2021

This seems like fun! What keeps the balloon from sticking to the confetti after its popped? I imagine balloon bits stuck all over the inside?

Amy

Saturday 9th of January 2021

Hi Jenny! The Mod Podge doesn't stick to the balloon! Just peel slowly. I've done a few balloon bowls with Mod Podge and no sticking.

Danette

Friday 10th of January 2020

Is the confetti tissue paper confetti? Or is it a thicker type paper?

Amy

Saturday 11th of January 2020

It is a thicker type paper but you can use either! The bowl will be more flimsy with the tissue paper confetti.

Kristina

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019

Such a cute bowl, but how do you keep it from rolling around. Isnā€™t the bottom round? Or does it dry soft enough to press a flat spot on the bottom?

Amy

Thursday 3rd of January 2019

Hi Kristina! It's weird - the bottom is round but it doesn't really roll around. I don't know how to describe it, but it's just the right roundness. Having said that, it *could* roll around if you pushed it, so if you want it completely flat, you could probably push it somewhat or just use a flat bowl as a mold (put plastic wrap over it).

marilyn ackerman

Tuesday 18th of December 2018

Too cool. my confetti will be my left over christmas wrapping paper put through my paper shredder that makes nice small pieces