Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DIY Confetti Bowl


Last weekend I made this DIY project with the boys, it's really easy to make and I can assure that you're gonna have fun! 

You'll need: confetti, one balloon, Mod Podge, a sponge and a small vase.


Inflate your balloon, then insert it on to the vase so it's sturdier to work with.
Add Mod Podge to the top half of the balloon with a sponge, then sprinkle confetti all over,  you can remove your balloon from the vase and hold it to add the confetti on the sides.
Let it dry and add another coat of glue and confetti, you will need to add several coats until you achieve a thick coat. Let it dry for 8-10 hours.
Turn your balloon and Pop it with a needle, I couldn't do this because I've always been afraid of the noise, but my little one was my hero ;D
 Now you'll have a colorful bowl! 

You could either let it with irregular edges, or you can cut them as I did.

That's it! Now you can use it to organize your sunnies or anything you like to!


UPDATE:
Thanks for all your visits and comments to this post, some of you have even made this bowl and sent me pictures that I'll share with you soon!


167 comments:

  1. Awesome! I'm gonna try this ASAP.

    Lucie

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    1. Please do Lucie! and send me pictures if you make it so I can share them, xoxo

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  2. This is so colorful and clever! I'm posting the top photo and a link back to you on truebluemeandyou on Tumblr. One question: how many layers did you end up having to do of the confetti?

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    1. Thanks! I'm so happy that you liked it ;D, I packed really tight each layer of confetti and I end up with about 6 layers.

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  3. this is a super cute idea! perfect for a pinata too.

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    1. Glad you liked it!! thanks for visiting and for your comment ;D

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  4. beautilful :-) thanks

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  5. oooooh! this is fantastic and you gave me an idea! I will be linking up once I manage to do it, thank you!

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    1. Glad you liked it and that I could help with an idea! ;D Can't wait to see what you'll make. xoxo

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  6. Shut the...WHAT. This is awesome. Absolutely awesome. I am totally making this. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Aww!! Thanks to you for visiting my blog, xoxo

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  7. Love, love, love this! What kind of confetti did you use? It almost looks like it's tissue paper or something... super cool! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you!!! This is recycled paper confetti I bought in Mexico, but you can use any kind of confetti, here's a similar one: http://www.alamofiesta.com/AF-MEXCONFETTI-BAG-1-LBS-400G-2511

      xoxo

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  8. I saw your bowl through Peaches and LOVE it > I will be making this with my granddaughters!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! please do, you're gonna have much fun ;D

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  9. This is stunning!! Fabulous idea and great tutorial.

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    1. Thank you so much Sylvie, you're really sweet ;D

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  11. What a great idea, Julieta - the bowl is so pretty! I've shared your diy with my FB group and on Sulia.

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  12. Its beautiful. Something similar I was thinking but ya I was not thinking a balloon. Wonderful twist to the regular paper mashing craft.

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  13. Love how it turned out! Beautiful and colorful!
    Just wondering if the balloon is stuck to the inside of the confetti?

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    1. Thanks Marianne! The ballon is not inside the confetti anymore, as soon as you pop it you can easily remove it.

      xoxo

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  14. Beautiful and colorful!!
    I was wondering if the balloon was stuck to the inside
    of the paper since you had to put glue to it?

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  15. Your confetti bowl is adorable -- love the bright and cheerful colors! I found it thanks to a Pinterest pin, and after tracking you down as the creator, I'll be pinning it, too!

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    1. Hi Christina! thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog, your company sounds very interesting, I can't imagine what would I do if I loose my pins!!! I'll be visiting right away, thanks again. :D

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  16. I've done something very similar but it never stayed up. What kind of mod did you use/

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    1. I used the original Mod Podge, the one that is featured on the materials list above, you can also use a mix of regular glue and water, I've done it before with this and I usually add 2 parts glue 1 part water.

      Hope I could help ;D

      Thanks for visiting ;D

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  17. I am looking for inspiration for my little home office and this is awesome, love the colours.. def going to have to try this.. thanks (coming to you from Australia!!)

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    1. I'm so happy that you got some inspiration from my blog ;D, if you make it please send pics so I can share it!
      xoxo

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  18. This is so cute !!

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    1. Thank you so much my dear Noemi! Enjoy your weekend!!! xoxo

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  20. Does it end up being solid? What I mean is, would it dent or bend? I love the colors!

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    1. Hi Katie! it really depends on how many layers you end up glueing, for me it was about 8-10 layers, and it's really sturdy, my lil boy made one (he ended up using it as a helmet) and it hasn't bend at all.

      Thanks for visiting ! xoxo

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  21. I have to try this. I love the color. Tks for the idea

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks to you for visiting, ;D

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  22. So pretty! Going to make two to send to my college daughters. I can't seem to find the bags of paper confetti. Any ideas?

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    1. Thanks!!!! You can try here: http://www.alamofiesta.com/AF-MEXCONFETTI-BAG-1-LBS-400G-2511, these are used in Mexico to fill the easter eggs, maybe on feb-march they would be easier to find on stores.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  23. Hi do you think putting like m and ms or fruit or any other type of food would be safe?

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    1. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog, I think it's better if you put some wrapped candies, I'm not sure if it would be safe to put food in direct contact with the dried glue.

      xoxo

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  24. That is such a neat idea. My sister has made christmas ornaments using a similar idea. It would be neat to try making a bowl using a balloon that was shaped different. Thanks so much for showing us how to make these. I can't wait to try making one with my son.

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    1. Thanks! A different shaped balloon would be awesome ;D xoxo

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  25. Thanks for this cool idea :-)! We made it! Last Easter we did something similar with tissue paper! Greetings from Switzerland :-)

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    1. That's great! thanks for your comment ;D :D

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  26. We made it! Thanks for this cool idea! Last Easter we did something similar with tissue paper!
    Greetings from Switzerland

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  27. Well this is just awesome! So glad you shared this!

    Jessica
    myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  28. Oh my gosh I wonder if one could make a glitter bowl the same way! Love this project, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Absolutely! I've made some with glitter using the same technique, thanks for visiting ;D xoxo

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  29. I love this, and I hate the sound of the "POP" the balloon makes also, what you could do next time is pinch the top of the balloon and cut it with scissors , that way there is no noise :)

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    1. Thanks for your comment and the great advice on how to pop the balloon ;D xoxo

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  30. I love the smart comment from anonymous on how to pop the balloon without the noise. & Love the Balloon/bowl craft so much. Just wondering if you could do something like this using strips of material or maybe juste string ?__ I have lots of sraps of great fabric and lots of just string and thought what a great bowl design they could possibly make... what do you think?___
    Regards, Sherry

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    1. I really think you can use fabric or string to make this too, I've made some christmas ornaments with a balloon and string, and they were pretty awesome too ;D xoxo

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  31. How long do you have to wait between each coating? Does the mod podge + confetti dry pretty quickly?

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    1. I applied a heavy coat and then let it dry for about an hour, then another, it took an entire afternoon making these rounds and then I let it dry all night. Thanks for visiting ;D

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  32. Is this sturdy to put stuff in it without bending or cracking?

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    1. Oh yes, it came pretty sturdy, but it's important to make several coats for this.

      Thanks for asking ;D xoxo Julieta

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    2. This a great n fun idea. Can this hodge poge be used on glass. Thinking of decorating wine glasses. And can I use something other than paper confetti?

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  33. I absolutely love this idea! So fun and pretty!!!
    I was wondering though, how did you make it have a flat bottom so it sits up and doesn't roll over?

    Thanks for sharing!! :)
    Stacey

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    1. I want to make this and I was thinking that you could put 3 or 4 big beads on the bottom as feet to stabilize the bowl.

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  34. Love this! Looks like so much fun! Now I have a good reason to save my confetti that I accumulate from punches and papercrafting :-) Thanks for the tutorial!

    One question - how do you get a flat enough bottom for it to stand upright and not roll?

    Thanks!
    Heather D.

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    1. You're welcome Heather! I guess it depends on how much you inflate the balloon, trying to keep it small and rounded, and because the confetti and glue coats are heavy on it they will help keep it upright.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  35. Thanks for sharing. Fantastic job!
    Greetings from Portugal!

    Anabela

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    1. You're welcome Anabela! Thanks to you for visiting my blog ;D

      xoxo

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  36. I am making this project tonight and having fun! Can't wait for the finished bowl. Question, can the bowl be sprayed with a gloss spray at the end?

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    1. That's awesome Kerry! have fun ;D , it's a great idea to spray it with gloss before or after you pop the balloon, don't forget you can spray inside too.

      Thanks for your comment ;D xoxo

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    2. I would wait to apply any gloss spray until after I have done the trimming (cutting) The gloss spray may make the material split when you try and cut it.

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  38. how do you make the bowl flat on the bottom so it doesn't roll?

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    1. I guess it depends on how much you inflate the balloon, trying to keep it small and rounded, and because the confetti and glue coats are heavy on it they will help keep it upright.

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  39. If you wanna "pop" a balloon without the noise, use a piece of scotch tape anywhere on the balloon and stick the needle through the tape, puts a hole without the "pop" :)

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  40. If you want to "pop" a balloon without the noise, put a piece of scotch tape on the balloon and stick the needle through the tape. You get a hole in the balloon without the "pop" :)

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    1. What a great advice! I'll try it next time ;D thanks for your comment.

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  41. I want to make this for my bathroom so I need specific colors... so I am making my own confetti out of scrapbook paper and using different shaped hole punches. Might take awhile before I can make it since it takes forever to make the confetti and I need alot. Can't wait to make it though. Great idea.

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  42. I love this and can't wait to make one!

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  43. This idea is just great and the bowl is soo nice! Recently I´ve been collecting some good craft ideas to make during summer holidays and this one goes right on the top of my list :) I can´t wait to make this one with my girls :) Thank you!

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  44. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Sibelin! I'm so glad you liked it ;D

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  46. This is mega cute and I plan on using this in a future craft night with friends! Just wondering how you suggest cleaning the bowl once it's finished. Will a damp cloth ruin it?

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    1. Hi Nicole! thanks for visiting and commenting, water could ruin it, I suggest you use a brush or a duster to remove any dust or lints. :D

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  47. I'm totally gonna make this...super cool and going to make great Christmas gifts!

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  48. This maybe a crazy question but do you think it could be done on a plastic bowl to give it more of a form instead of a balloon? I think it is an awesome idea and can't wait to try it.

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    1. Hi Tammy, thanks for visiting! This is not a crazy question at all! actually is a very clever one, you can certainly use a plastic bowl to make this! let me know if you need any help ;D

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  49. This maybe a crazy question but I was wondering if you think this could be done with a plastic or glass bowl in it instead of a balloon? I would like for it to have more of a form to the bottom of it. I think it is such an awesome idea and can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing it.

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  50. Thanks, Julieta! I have the perfect bowl in mind! It's such a cool idea and I love the way your's turned out. Thanks for the offer of help b/c you never know what might happen! Have a great day!

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  51. love it, I think a piece of silver or gold trim around the top for the rim would be neat. did u just blow up the balloon to weaken it to place over vase? or did I not under stand your instructions? ty

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    1. The vase is just used to support the balloon and to let it dry. Your idea of adding silver or gold trim would look awesome! thanks for visiting ;D

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  52. LOVE THIS!!! Making with colored paper i ran through the paper shredder. Great mothers day gift for the kids to help with!!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I'd love to see how it comes, share photos if you can ;D :D

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  53. https://www.facebook.com/lovedesigncreatecom

    Just to let you know...they've posted this and pinned it with no link back to you...I googled confetti bowl to find out the directions. They don't claim it as their own, but they aren't giving credit, either.

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know about this, I don't mind them sharing but they should always link back to the original post. Thanks for visiting ;D

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  54. Great Kraft I did it with my Kids and they loved it. Keep up the good work and shareing them. Robert Adams

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  55. I did this with my kids and they loved it. Keep up the good work and sharing your Ideals

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  56. Look absolotely amazing and awesome tutorial.
    Thank you for showing.

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  57. I can't wait to make this! I have a question, though. I've decided to use shiny confetti - kind of a metal looking plastic. Will the glue or mod podge ruin the shininess of it, though? Is that where the clear coat would come in? Also - I don't know if my other post made it but I suggested glueing 3 or 4 large, colorful beads on the bottom for feet to keep it stable. That could really add more color, too!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! and please share photos if you make it ;D love the idea of using shiny confetti, I think theres a shiny version of the Mod Podge, I have the one that is mate, but I think I've seen the lustrous version, maybe you could use this and skip the clear coat, or use the regular one and add the clear coat at the end.
      I also loved your idea of glueing the beads on the bottom, that should be pretty awesome!

      Thanks again! xoxo Julieta

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  58. Julieta, fun, fun & more fun idea!!! I am passing idea onto my daughter for her second job...nanny of 1 - 5 year old. I know they will have a blast...even if a bit messy! What a fabulous idea Kathleen E...colored beads for feet!!

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    1. Hi! thanks for visiting my page, glad you liked it and it would be a great thing to make with those little ones ;D

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  59. I am always looking for ideas for my Sunday School class. I can do this with them and they can give them to parents/grandparents/other as gifts! Very cool and looks like fun, especially the balloon popping (which I also can't do because it scares me!)! Thank you :)

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    1. Hi! glad I could help you with an idea for your sunday classes! thanks for visiting!!!

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  60. I was just thinking crepe paper, so you could do solid stripes, like red white and blue! Have you tried this? Do you think the color would bleed?

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    1. Hi! thanks for visiting, you can definitely make it with crepe paper, I haven't tried it this but you could make a small test on a piece of paper to see if the colors bleed ;D tissue paper won't bleed if using mod podge with no water.

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  61. I was just thinking about using crepe paper, so you could do solid stripes like red white and blue. Do you think the colors would run? Have you tried this version?? Fun craft idea, thanks for sharing!

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  62. I found the origonal, took a bit. I don't like repinning things that are not from the origonal sight. But I found it. I guess lots of people like your idea.

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    1. Hi! thanks for visiting and looking for the original post! it means a lot to know that you liked it ;D

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  63. Parabéns, sua pagina é magnifica.
    Eu eu fico encantada com tanta criatividade, adoro artesanato e idéias criativas.

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  64. So cute! Because I want to try this in a few specific colors, I'm using the hole punch and creating my own confetti. Do you have a way to estimate how much I'll need for this project?

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    1. Hi! I really don't know how much paper you will need but I guess you need to fill about a one liter bottle of confetti to make it, is just a reference of how much I used.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  65. Your bowl looks fantastic. Did you use the entire bag of confetti? I would like to make some, but I am wondering how many bags, from the site you mentioned above, to order. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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    1. Thank you so much! I used about a half of a medium size confetti bag.

      Thanks for visiting!!!

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  66. Would this work with paper shred confetti? It'd probably look a lot different, but could it still work??

    Great tutorial!!

    addictedtothrift.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi! thanks for visiting ;D I definitely think this would work with paper shred, it could look different but awesome too!

      xoxo Julieta

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  67. Such a great idea! I love creativity. Found you on Polyvore, congrats on you win for the Summer Fragrance. I'm following you there.

    Sincerely,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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  68. What an awesome idea! So creative! (houseofhauteness)

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  69. Great tutorial!! I like this it's so easy I think I can do this!

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  70. I am always excited to find new inexpensive ways to decorate my house. Thank you for the idea.

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  71. Love it, so colorfull! I work with childeren and will definately try it with the little ones. Greetings from Holland!

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  72. Wow will have to try this!! Wonder if it would work with sequins? Lol.

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  73. Im going to try this tonight :)

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  74. You can also hold the tied end and snip with a pair of scissors to avoid the POP

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  75. Thanks for Sharing your ideal I sit with 90 year old Mrs. And I am always doing project with her to give to her daughters for keepsakes. And she enjoys doing them. Am looking forward to trying this with her.

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  76. Thanks for Sharing your ideal I sit with 90 year old Mrs. And I am always doing project with her to give to her daughters for keepsakes. And she enjoys doing them. Am looking forward to trying this with her.

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  77. I love this...and a handy hint if your little hero is not around to pop the balloon... just use the pin in the area immediately below the knot in the balloon...and it will slowly (and silently!) deflate... From Jacqui in England xx

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  78. can you wash this, it it was to get dirty?

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  79. Ooh how about collecting the 'holes' from a hole punch for the confetti then adding glitter, paper shapes or glass stones on the last layer? I am inspired!

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  80. can you use an alternative to the mod podge?

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  81. do you wait until it dries before you pop it? sorry im not that crafty, you are just teaching me to become one :)

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  82. What about the base. Isn't it a bit round?

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  83. I love this and I am going to try it!

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  84. Very cute idea!! I'm am a hoarder of entertaining items - such as bowls. LOL! My husband would love if I made one of these to match all of my upcoming party themes!!! There are some food-safe sealers out there. Wondering if you could seal once the bowl is dry to use for food?? Thanks for sharing. And, what I think is so great - while reading all of the comments, I noticed that you commented on almost everyone's post. That says a lot! :) Happy New Year!!

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  85. This is really cool! I am going to try this :) Thanks for the wonderful project idea!

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  86. This is a great idea. I run a youth group aged 8-11. I have 16 members, they would love this. Can you tell me how much Mod Podge Glue I need to buy per bowl, and if there is an alternative I can use. Need to keep my costs down. Thanks

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  87. I made Easter eggs years ago with embroidery thread.you could use twine too.

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  88. I'm making it right now! So much fun :D. So much happiness with the colorful confetti :). I'm using a bowl covered in clingfilm instead of the balloon though.

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  89. I can't find this confetti anywhere :(

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  90. This would be cool flipped upside down to make a hanging light shade

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  91. Gonna do htis for my baby shower <3 Love this idea its amazing!

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  92. Wow such a beautiful clever idea thanx for sharing. Love it. Will try soon

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  94. Hi I was wondering how big was the bag of confetti you bought...i really wanna try this...superrrrr cuteeee

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