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« on: April 18, 2008 11:53:43 AM »

My first paper bowl made from a roll of tickets that I had left over from some event.



the inside with hole in the bottom





This was my inspiration.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=141004.msg1386577#msg1386577



Then I made this bowl from the glossy junk mail that I get. This one was actually for a recent swap.



This is how I plugged the hole.  It's a leftover piece of dowel.





Then I made this one from grocery store ads that come in the newspaper.




There have been a few requests, so I am working on a tutorial for this project.  I hope to have it up within the week.  Things have been rather hectic in the toyshop.
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008 12:17:53 PM »

Your bowls are gorgeous! Love them and am definitely looking forward to a tute. (Or getting you for a swap partner someday!!  Wink)

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008 12:22:31 PM »

This is awesome, I've always wanted to do this with the ticket stock we have at the movie theater where I work! They look great Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008 09:19:45 PM »

Thanks for the comments.

QB,  your baby is adorable.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008 11:02:11 AM »

Wow - your bowls are lovely, pinokeeo. I'm looking forward to reading your tute - I'd love to do something useful with all the glossies that come through my door.
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008 11:12:49 AM »

Those look great ^^
I'm also looking forward to a tute Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008 11:52:04 AM »

Sorry I'm so slow, folks.  I am working on the tute.  Got the first pictures taken, but had to deal with life for a couple of days.  Be patient with me.  I haven't forgotten.
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2008 05:32:09 PM »

Ok, the long-awaited tutorial is here.  I am showing my methods for making the paper bowl.  There are other methods.  This is the one that works for me.  It takes awhile to do a bowl this way, but it looks better when you are finished.

First, gather the things you will need for constructing the bowl.  For this particular bowl, I am using grocery store ads (think Safeway, Albertsons, Krogers, etc).  I have also used glossy junk mail and raffle tickets.  You will need your paper, some means of cutting the paper, a short piece of doweling, a rubber band and tape.  There are other things you will need later, but we will get to that.

I use a paper cutter, but you can use scissors.




I cut the paper into one inch strips.  Try to cut the paper, so that you get the longest piece possible. 




I put a small piece of tape on the end of one piece of paper.  Next,I tape it to the short piece of doweling and wind it around to create a spiral. Once the paper is wrapped, I use the ruber band to hold it together.  Next, I tape a few pieces of paper together and tape them to the end of the first paper I put on.  I keep wrapping them around until, I have the bowl to the approximate size I want it to be.  Keep the rubber band on between add-ons, so that it doesn't unwind.





After I have put on a few pieces of paper, I gently pull on one end of the paper to tighten the spiral.  If you pull too tight, the paper will break.  If this happens, just tape it back together and go on.  After awhile you will get the feel for how tight it should be.




When I am finished constructing my bowl, it will look like a very thick pancake.  Tape the edge down, so that it won't come apart.




I use my thumbs to shape the bowl.  By pushing down on the inside, and gently pulling up on the outside, I get the shape I want.  I leave the edge at the top a little thicker, so that it isn't sharp.




When I get to the size that I want the bowl to be, I decide on a border for my bowl.  I use whatever pleases me at the time.  I have used wallpaper, paper rulers, glossy posters, magazine covers, and the Sunday funnies.  I put the border on until I have my bowl the exact size I want it to be.  I tape it off, using a longer piece of tape.  This is what holds it all together until it is glued and finished.




Next, you will need some glue, water, sandpaper, and acrylic sealer.  I mix the glue and water, about half and half.  I then paint this mixture on the bowl, inside and outside, allowing the glue to dry inside before doing the outside.  It takes about an hour to dry. 




After the glue has dried all the way around, I sand the bowl to make it a little smoother.  It doesn't need to be completely smooth, just take out all the rough edges.  I use a power sander, but you can do the same thing with a sanding sponge or some regular sandpaper.  I use 120 grit.




After sanding, I paint on the glue again and let it dry.


The next step, you will need ventilation.  Do this with the window open, or go outside.  Any kind of sealer or varnish is going to give off some fumes, and you don't want to be sick.

I then paint on two coats of acrylic sealer, again inside and out. I sand between coats.  When the whole thing has dried, I put on one extra coat of sealer on the top edge.



And there you are, one finished paper bowl.  Let me know if you have any more questions, or if anything is not clear.
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2008 06:07:22 PM »

thank you so much for the tute.    guess i will have to add all those things but the varnish and take this camping with me this weekend.   i have tons of  yarn and material.  my sewing machine and now this stuff.  lol   good thing i camp in my friends camper.    don't think a tent would be big enough to hold everything i plan on taking.          thanks again.    by the way  you did a great job of explaining everything.         mam
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2008 06:22:44 PM »

Glad it helps.  Enjoy and happy crafting!!
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2008 06:40:14 PM »

so, are these pretty sturdy?  like, do you have to be gentle when putting things in or moving the bowl around to make sure it doesn't unravel or have the bottom fall out?

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2008 07:20:50 PM »

Great bowls, I like 'em a lot! I've always wondered how these are made, thank you for the great toot! I have a question about the center having a hole or not...is it a matter of preference or what you're going to use the bowl for that determines whether or not you use a dowel?

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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2008 07:52:59 PM »

Your bowls come out so gorgeously!!! Thanks so much for the great tute!!!
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2008 08:34:25 PM »

so, are these pretty sturdy?  like, do you have to be gentle when putting things in or moving the bowl around to make sure it doesn't unravel or have the bottom fall out?



Once the bowls are completed, they are pretty sturdy.  As a matter of fact, they are quite rigid.  I haven't been making them for very long, but so far, none of them have come apart or changed shape.

Great bowls, I like 'em a lot! I've always wondered how these are made, thank you for the great toot! I have a question about the center having a hole or not...is it a matter of preference or what you're going to use the bowl for that determines whether or not you use a dowel?

~Dorothy


The hole in the bottom is your preference.  I just like them better when little things don't fall through.

Your bowls come out so gorgeously!!! Thanks so much for the great tute!!!

You're very welcome.
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2008 09:37:15 AM »

Pinokeeo, thank you for taking the time to give us your tutorial. I really like the look and the idea of these bowls and plan to try to make one... one day.
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2008 08:23:59 AM »

Now I've got to start saving my junk mail...hmm..
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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2008 12:13:30 PM »

Thank you for the fabulous tutorial... I am knee deep in 1" strips as I type this... I just wanted to come back to make sure I was doing it right!!  Again, this is a fabulous idea!!!
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2008 01:01:46 PM »

This is brilliant! Thanks for posting a tutorial. I'm not sure if I have the patience to make one, but I'm gonna give it a shot anyway. Great use for all the magazines we get that just end up getting thrown out.
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« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2008 07:59:17 AM »

Absolutely brilliant. =] thanks for taking the time to make the tutorial, i shall for sure be making a few of these. Excellent recycling projects, que no?
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2008 10:38:11 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial. I was so eager to make one that I used the lid to my eye makeup remover as the center.
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« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2008 12:15:15 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial. I was so eager to make one that I used the lid to my eye makeup remover as the center.

Verrrry creative....and clever.
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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2008 11:24:02 AM »

Thank you pinokeeo for sharing all this with us and taking the time to put together the tutorial!
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« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2008 11:55:29 AM »

Happy to do it. 

And thanks for looking, Calluna.  Are you everywhere?  Seems like you have your pinky into a lot of things on here. Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2008 12:04:54 PM »

Happy to do it. 

And thanks for looking, Calluna.  Are you everywhere?  Seems like you have your pinky into a lot of things on here. Cheesy

That's exactly it -- my pinky is into everything (except things relating to yarn, glass, or sewing machines)! The rest of me is floating out in the cosmos somewhere...Eventually I'll be a "Productive Member of Society" again, but it's taking time!  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2008 12:22:46 PM »

Happy to do it. 

And thanks for looking, Calluna.  Are you everywhere?  Seems like you have your pinky into a lot of things on here. Cheesy

That's exactly it -- my pinky is into everything (except things relating to yarn, glass, or sewing machines)! The rest of me is floating out in the cosmos somewhere...Eventually I'll be a "Productive Member of Society" again, but it's taking time!  Smiley

I can relate.  I don't do yarn at all, glass is a future thought and sewing machines scare the crap out of me.

I feel like I am floating away these days.  I can't focus on much.  I need for spring to get here and stick around.  It gets hot, then very cold, then hot again. 
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« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2008 08:22:50 AM »

WOW! These bowls are so unique! I love new, innovative ideas!
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Love the tute! Thank you so much  Grin

Quick Question: What kind of glue did you use?
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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2010 07:11:38 PM »

I had to go back and read my tute.  I didn't say what kind of glue and nobody asked.  I guess peeps just know.

Anyway, it's plain old white PVA glue (think Elmer's). 

Good luck and happy crafting.
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I thought you'd use Elmer's, but I just wanted to double check. Thanks!
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