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How to Decoupage a Plastic Bowl with Scrapbook Paper

Decorate a boring plastic bowl with colorful pieces of scrapbook paper and learn some tips about how to decoupage round shapes and plastic surfaces.

A few months ago I found a package of 4 turquoise plastic bowls on Target. I bought them since I needed new mixing bowls for my kitchen. I also liked the color a lot. I used the biggest bowl to display fruit and other decorative elements on the dining table. It was functional but it looked kind of boring.

Decorate a boring bowl with colorful pieces of scrapbook paper and learn some tips about how to decoupage round shapes and plastic surfaces. | LiveColorful.com

Decorate a boring bowl with colorful pieces of scrapbook paper and learn some tips about how to decoupage round shapes and plastic surfaces. | LiveColorful.com

 

I have always wanted to decoupage on plastic to see how it works. So I jumped into the adventure and tried it for the first time. I made a mess at the beginning. I cut pieces that were too big, and they were falling down. So I took them off and I started all the process again. That’s how I learned these tips:

 

Decorate a boring bowl with colorful pieces of scrapbook paper and learn some tips about how to decoupage round shapes and plastic surfaces. | LiveColorful.com

  1. Pick the scrapbook paper design wisely. Decide on a design that can be cut into small pieces and that will look good in a round shape.
  2. Cut small pieces of scrapbook paper in order to create a perfect round shape. The smaller, the better, especially if the paper has a thick consistency.
  3. Use mod podge below and on top of the pieces of scrapbook paper.
  4. Don’t wait too long to glue the scrapbook paper pieces. As soon as you apply the mod podge, apply the scrapbook paper pieces and a layer of mod podge on top.
  5. You need to be patient.
  6. Glue the scrapbook paper pieces line by line. Start from above to below like in a spiral until you cover all the surface.
  7. Apply two or three layers of mod podge on top of your finish design to make sure all pieces stay on place.
  8. With plastic, you need to apply more mod podge than with other materials, and wait a few second between each piece since the plastic is slippery and the pieces move a lot.

Decorate a boring bowl with colorful pieces of scrapbook paper and learn some tips about how to decoupage round shapes and plastic surfaces. | LiveColorful.com

I couldn’t resist so I add some glitter on the top. It looks really cute, and the glitter actually stayed on the place because I applied two mod podge layers on top.

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