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Mod Podge Fabric Bowl in a Few Steps!

Learn how to make Mod Podge fabric bowls the easy way! This is such a cool and easy craft idea, perfect for both kids and adults.

Skills Required: None. This is a perfect beginner craft if you’ve never used Mod Podge before! You’ll be overlapping fabric strips dipped in decoupage medium to make this fabric bowl.

Mod Podge fabric bowl

I’ve never made a bowl with Mod Podge, but I’ve always wanted to! I don’t know if you are like me, but I have a list of Mod Podge projects that I want to accomplish but have yet to do, and a fabric bowl has been on the list for awhile.

It’s not difficult and I have plenty of fabric, so it just might be time to make one. Visit the tutorial below to learn what an easy craft it is. To be honest, it’s also an easy craft for kids or a great craft for teens. Yep – anyone can do it!

Note: You can use Mod Podge Stiffy for this project instead of regular Mod Podge. Stiffy will make the fabric bowl harder than regular Mod Podge will. It will still work as a bowl with regular Mod Podge, however. I’ll leave it up to you! Also you don’t have to use Fabric Mod Podge – but you can.

Yield: 1 bowl

Mod Podge Fabric Bowl

Mod Podge fabric bowls

Learn how to make Mod Podge fabric bowls the easy way! This is such a cool and easy craft idea.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Dry Time 12 hours
Total Time 13 hours
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2


  • Lightweight fabric cut into 2-inch wide strips- two different patterns
  • Plastic wrap
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Disposable container
  • Bias tape


  • Bowl
  • Foam brush
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors


  1. Bowl covered in plastic wrapCover your bowl entirely with plastic wrap. You’ll use this as a mold so be sure it’s well covered.
  2. Mod Podge GlossPour the Mod Podge into the container and thin slightly with water.
  3. Bowl covered in fabric stripsFlip the bowl upside down. Paint a two-inch wide strip from edge to edge on the bowl and lay a strip of fabric, print side DOWN. Continue to add strips of this pattern, print down, until the bowl is covered.
  4. Fabric bowl with Mod PodgePaint another section of the bowl, over the first layer of fabric, as before, this time adding strips of the second pattern of fabric print side UP. Continue until the second layer entirely covers the first.
  5. DIY fabric bowlAllow the bowl to dry overnight.
  6. Once dry, remove the bowl from the mold and peel the plastic wrap away.
  7. Mod Podge fabric bowlsTrim the edge of the bowl to the height you want. Add a bead of glue to the outer edge and press the bias tape around the bowl, trimming the excess.
  8. Bias tape on the edge of a fabric bowlOnce dry, fold the bias tape over and glue along the inside edge. Allow the glue to dry before using.

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If you enjoyed this fabric bowl, I’d love for you to check out these other project ideas. There are so many ways to make bowls with Mod Podge!


Thursday 2nd of December 2021

I was trying to find something to do with extra fabric and this was the perfect craft. Why does the inside of the bowl come out shiny and the outside dull?


Monday 6th of December 2021

I know that's a little bit weird - it does do that. My thought process is that on the inside of the bowl it smooths out a bit more when drying. I don't have a great theory though. LOL


Monday 29th of March 2021

Is the bias tape necessary? If I wanted an unfinished look could I just coat with a little extra mod podge? To me it looks better without but it looks like such a fun project!


Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Nope, not necessary! You could coat with extra Mod Podge absolutely!


Wednesday 4th of July 2012

How cute! I know I could give that a try....

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