Create unique DIY bowls for your home! Unleash your creativity and transform craft supplies into eye-catching, functional masterpieces.
Imagine this: you’re setting the table for a lovely dinner with your family or friends. As they come in and sit down, they notice something in the center. A handmade bowl that is part of the tablescape.
“Is that new? Where did you buy it?”
And the smile slowly appears on your face . . . because you didn’t buy anything. You made it!
Yes, you can make a bowl.
Whether you’re an experienced DIY enthusiast or a crafting newbie, making your own bowls is a fantastic way to inject your personality and style into your home.
I’m about to guide you through the exciting world of DIY bowls, exploring a variety of materials and techniques that cater to all skill levels.
From repurposing household items to using craft supplies like clay or paper mache, you’ll be amazed at the endless possibilities for creating one-of-a-kind bowls that perfectly suit your taste and style.
As you scroll through the projects, you’ll discover that there’s no shortage of variety when it comes to materials and methods. Are you a fan of the rustic, natural look? Try crafting a bowl with rope, sea glass, or even pebbles.
Prefer a more modern, minimalist aesthetic? Experiment with concrete or clay to create sleek, contemporary designs.
And if you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly project, why not or use colorful yarn to create playful, vibrant bowls that’ll make both children and adults squeal?
I’m telling you, after you take a look at these projects, you’re going to see every item in your home as a potential bowl. Can you melt it or carve it or craft it into a vessel? That’s what you’ll be asking yourself about everything!
NOTE: *most* DIY bowls are for decorative use only, or can be used with wrapped foods and/or individually wrapped candies. Decoupage mediums and glues aren’t food safe, even though they are non-toxic.
My recommended Mod Podge formula for making the bowls that require it is Hard Coat. However, if you use regular Mod Podge (Gloss, Matte, or Satin), the world won’t end! Hard Coat is very durable though.
If you’re ready, I’m excited to share the projects! You’ll soon be enjoying the fruits of your labor as you admire your very own handmade bowls. So keep reading.
Let me know which ones you try. Happy crafting!
Discover the magic of making your own bowls! Use these great ideas to make a functional item for your home or a gift.
Learn to make the coolest bowl ever out of a stack of old magazines! You'll love this easy recycled craft idea.
Mod Podge Fabric Bowl
Learn how to make Mod Podge fabric bowls the easy way! This is such a cool and easy craft idea.
Make a Confetti Bowl
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!
Mod Podge Paper Mache
Learn how to use Mod Podge and newspaper to make paper mache! I'll show you how to make a simple bowl and then paint it.
Make a Rope Bowl in 30 Minutes
Learn how to make a pretty rope bowl in under half an hour! All you need is cotton rope or cord and a sewing machine. Plus learn how to dye cotton rope or cord for gorgeous colorful designs.
Get a no sew version of a rope bowl here.
Patchwork Jean Bowl
If you have an old pair of jeans - and some Mod Podge Satin - you can make this interesting bowl. I love that various shades of denim are combined.
Make a cool leaf bowl using dollar store autumn leaves! This project is really easy to do with fabric stiffener.
Make a Doily Bowl with Mod Podge Stiffy
I used doilies from the dollar bins and Mod Podge Stiffy in this unique doily bowl project! You can make one with any size doily.
DIY Coconut Bowls
Discover DIY coconut bowls! Turn discarded shells into eco-friendly, tropical-inspired tableware.
How To Make Air Dry Clay Bowls
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at ceramics but don't have access to a kiln? Make your own beautiful stamped clay bowls using air dry clay. They're strong and durable!
How to Make a Concrete Bowl
It's not as difficult to make a concrete bowl as you might think. Yes, you can do it with no experience. Learn how to do it the easiest way possible.
Octagon Felt Flower Bowls
Craft charming octagon felt flower bowls! Add a splash of color & whimsy to your decor with this simple project.
Tiny Polymer Clay Bowl with Goldfish
Create a mini polymer clay coiled bowl with a golden touch! This cool bowl will be a unique addition to your decor.
Handmade Scrappy Fabric Bowls
Embrace your inner crafter with scrappy fabric bowls! Reuse fabric scraps and add a cozy, homemade touch to your space.
DIY Pebble Bowl
A bowl using . . . rocks? Why not! You'll need some strong glue and patience, but the results are worth it.
DIY Yarn Bowl with Polymer Clay
A yarn bowl is the perfect spot to keep your yarn while working on a knitting or crochet project! They're very useful, and easy to make with clay.
You can also get a tutorial for how to make one with a wood bowl here.
DIY Sea Glass Bowl
Craft a mesmerizing DIY sea glass bowl! Bring the beach into your home with this easy, step-by-step tutorial.
Weave a Fabric Bowl
Use fabric scraps to weave a bowl! You'll need a template for this project, but the rest is easy.
DIY Record Bowl
Rock your home decor with DIY record bowls! You can make these easily in your oven.
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!
DIY Woven Bowl Out of Paper Plate
A practical woven bowl you can make with a paper plate and a few yarns. It’s a fun and easy craft you can use for storage.
How To Make A Ruffle Clay Bowl DIY
This ruffle clay bowl is so easy to make and will take only a few minutes of your time. Make one and color it to match your decor, or create as a personalized gift.
DIY Pedestal Bowl
Elevate your decor with a DIY pedestal bowl! Learn how to create a chic, versatile centerpiece for any space.
Super Fun Melty Beads Bowl
If you've never tried perler beads, they're a favorite craft supply - even for me as an adult! Learn how to take those beads and turn them into a bowl.
DIY Christmas Bowl Makes a Cool Centerpiece
Learn to make a DIY Christmas bowl with newspaper and fabric! This is a perfect easy centerpiece. Fill it with pine cones to display.
Easy Paper Punch Bowl
A circle punch is one of my favorite craft supplies! Use the punch with some scrapbook paper to create a "scrappy" bowl.
Resin and Yarn Bowls
Blend various yarn colors and textures in these unique, handmade bowls. The finished projects are quite eye catching.
If you enjoyed these bowl projects, I’d love to hear in the comments! I’d also love for you to take a peek at the following posts: