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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

Materials

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

Tools

  • Bowl
  • Foam brush
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors

Instructions

  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!

Margaret Reid

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

My Great Grandson will love to make the bowl

Amy

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

Yay! I hope it turns out great!

Jill

Monday 30th of May 2022

This is great! You can also use a balloon.

Suzanne

Saturday 25th of June 2022

@Jill, Better not to use a balloon — more useless bits of plastic to hang around for eons.

Karen

Thursday 28th of April 2022

I’ve made 2 bowls now. The first one turned out perfect. However the plastic wrap on the second one won’t peal off. Any ideas why this has happened? I want to use this for a craft group and want to make sure it works! Thanks

Amy

Saturday 30th of April 2022

Hi Karen! So I find that sometimes the plastic wrap sticks on the inside. I'm about to do another tutorial where I mention it. I find that it happens when I use the thinner, cheapy plastic wrap. It's probably somewhat porous and just soaks through. Just peel it off the best you can. Honestly I don't hate it personally because I can't see it (it just looks smooth). Having said that, you could try to use something like glad press n' seal or something a bit thicker. I'll let you know how it turns out for me.

Karen

Monday 11th of April 2022

Do you need the whole 8oz of Mod Podge for one bowl? and if so what size was the bowl you made?

Amy

Monday 11th of April 2022

Hi Karen! No, you need probably 1 oz or so? Maybe not even that. The finished bowl is 8" wide by 4" tall but that is based on the bowl I used for the mold!

Meredith

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?

Amy

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

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