DIY Bowl With Quilling Papers

Posted by Meghan Quinones

I have tried my hand at quilling and I have to admit, it does take some skill. Getting all of those folds and shapes just right takes practice and some serious patience. I wanted my next quilling project to be easy and something a little different (don't worry, I have not given up on the art of quilling. I just decided to think a little bit outside of the box on this one!).

For my quilling projects, I paired decoupage glue and quilling papers (along with a balloon) to create a cool bowl! Quilling papers come in so many gorgeous colors that I found it super difficult to decided on what I wanted to use for my bowl. I went with a more subdued color pallet choosing white, a light grey, and a soft minty color. The best step of this project is popping the balloon! Now it's your turn to give it a try!

Here's what you'll need:

  • Quilling Papers
  • Decoupage Glue
  • Balloon
  • Scissors
  • Bowl (or cup)
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Craft Mat (or something else to protect your surface)
  • Pin

Let's get crafty!

Blow up your balloon.

Place your balloon in your bowl or cup. In my case a mason jar! :)

Dip your paint brush in your decoupage. Then run your quilling paper under your brush so it is covered in glue. Flip your paper over and d the other side.

Begin laying your strips of paper over your balloon.

Continue adding your paper. I started placing my papers in all different directions. After you get a couple of layers of paper down, go over them with a layer of glue.

Continue with the above steps until only a little bit of your balloon is showing through. Give your papers one more layer of glue. Let the glue dry over night.

Once you glue is completely dry, grab your needle and pop that sucker! If your balloon sticks a little bit to your your paper, just gently pull it away with your fingers.

Use your scissors to trim down the top of your bowl. You can make this as short or as tall as you want. The only thing left is to fill it up!