This month we will be making yarn bowls using paper-mache paste and left over yarn from some of our previous crafts. You can do this with balloons or bowls, but we are using bowls as I found it makes a better/flatter base for your bowl. This craft was inspired by www.carolynshomework.com and makes a great home made gift as a bedside table bowl or ring bowl depending on the size of the bowl you use.
- Paper-Mache paste (flour, water, sugar)
- Plastic Wrap
- A bowl
- Yarn (thinner yarn works dries faster than thicker)
- Make the paper-mache paste as per directions below;
- Combine ½ cup flour and 2 cups cold water in a bowl.
- Boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pan.
- Add the flour and cold water mixture to the boiling water and bring to a boil again.
- Remove from heat, stir in 3 tablespoons of sugar, then let cool.
- Wrap the outside of your bowl in plastic wrap to protect the bowl and make it easier to remove your dried bowl.
- Cut yarn into arm length pieces so that its easier to work with.
- Dunk the yarn pieces one at a time in the paste to cover the yarn.
- Pull the yarn through your fingers to remove as much paste as you can.
- With your bowl upside-down, wrap the pasted yarn around your bowl in a pattern of your choosing.
- Let dry overnight on a sheet of wax paper or plastic wrap.
- Carefully remove the plastic wrap and yarn from the bowl.
- Then peel plastic wrap from inside of yarn bowl.
- Some of our bowls didn’t turn out as expected as they didn’t hold their shape after we removed them from the bowl but they still look amazing and can be used a hot plates or funky decor. I like this half sideways bowl in the middle the best.
Write in the comments to tell us how yours turned out and what you are using it for. Or post a pic to instagram and tag ggcmagazine.