Look At This Dumb Balloon Bowl

Whoever said, "Hey you should throw a bunch of confetti together with Mod Podge, put it on a blown up balloon, let it dry and then pop it to get a super cute bowl it's so easy" is a dirty liar. Then again, the person who said "Cool that sounds like a good idea maybe I'll add things like glitter and googley eyes too it's gonna be so easy" is probably worse. (That's me).

Anyway, who's excited??

 Mine. 

Mine. 

 Pinterest. 

Pinterest. 

Say what you want (it's terrible) but that top bowl is currently holding my TV remote/other junk on my coffee table. So, go figure. I'm a hoarder.  

What You Need For Balloon Bowls

Confetti

Balloon

Mod Podge

Bowl

Foam Paint Brush

Something to hold balloon

Glitter (but not really)

Googley eyes (always but not really)

 

What you Need for Prosecco Peach Bowl Punch

Peach Nectar

Prosecco

Raspberries 

Blueberries

6 Friends or a huge glass


Disclaimers!

As-per-the-usual, I went off the book on this one. I probably shouldn't have, meaning the glitter and googley eyes were (surprisingly) a terrible addition. It still would have looked like trash though. 

Patience is of the essence here. If you mess with it before it's dry, it's gonna get even more sad. 

I have no idea where those Pinterest liars found that cool confetti. Maybe a real craft store? All I know is that Party City had a million kinds of confetti but no pretty tissue paper dot confetti. Would it have helped? I like to think so?

I still have no idea how much Mod Podge I should have used. 


Here we go! 

1.) Gather up all the things you think you need and spend a lot of time taking pictures. 

 The only good looking picture in this post/possible blog. 

The only good looking picture in this post/possible blog. 

2.) Blow up your balloon, find a random vase to put it in. This will help when you're painting on your Mod Podge, I promise. Then pour your mod podge in a bowl and get ready to get weird. 

 I'm telling you, this balloon/vase combo is gonna be awesome. 

I'm telling you, this balloon/vase combo is gonna be awesome. 

3.) Start spreading that sweet, sweet Mod Podge all over your bald balloon. 

 Awkward? Awkward. 

Awkward? Awkward. 

4.) Sprinkle the confetti on, then spread more Mod Podge on.

5.) Keep repeating this awkward process until it looks like this? 

 Looks like Ronald McDonald had a weird night.

Looks like Ronald McDonald had a weird night.

6.) Do NOT put glitter on at this stage. Which is what I did. You don't.

7.)  Let it dry for like, a million hours. Or maybe 4?

 I guess this is considered dry (Hint: It was not. Also, ew.)

I guess this is considered dry (Hint: It was not. Also, ew.)

8.) Balloons be popping! Read: Now you pop your balloon and peel it off like a dead skin mask. 

 Hahahha man. What a bummer. 

Hahahha man. What a bummer. 

9.) You can like, trim the sides/try to give it a better shape/give up. Whatever you choose to do, yay us. 

 Yay. 

Yay. 


Part II - Champagne be poppin!

AKA Drinky Drinky time!

 

Prosecco Peach Bowl Punch

3 cups Prosecco 

2 cups Peach Nectar 

1/2 cup Blueberries

1 cup Raspberries

 

Pour it all into a bowl (not the one we just made) and drink it. Serves 6. Or 2 overly "ambitious" crafters. True story. 

 Which is why I had to steal this from the Internet, because I "forgot" to take a picture of it. Oops!

Which is why I had to steal this from the Internet, because I "forgot" to take a picture of it. Oops!

Well I have a rule that once obvious plagiarism enters a blog, it's time to wrap it up. I hope you enjoyed this week's Crafty Hour and that it brings you hours of friendship happiness. 

 Until next time...

Until next time...