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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Use mod podge below and on top of the pieces of scrapbook paper.
- 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.
- You need to be patient.
- Glue the scrapbook paper pieces line by line. Start from above to below like in a spiral until you cover all the surface.
- Apply two or three layers of mod podge on top of your finish design to make sure all pieces stay on place.
- 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.
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.