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??
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
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
6 Friends or a huge glass
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.
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.
3.) Start spreading that sweet, sweet Mod Podge all over your bald balloon.
4.) Sprinkle the confetti on, then spread more Mod Podge on.
5.) Keep repeating this awkward process until it looks like this?
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?
8.) Balloons be popping! Read: Now you pop your balloon and peel it off like a dead skin mask.
9.) You can like, trim the sides/try to give it a better shape/give up. Whatever you choose to do, yay us.
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.
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.