DIY Yarn Bowl

Have a day off, and what to do a craft? Well, here's a craft that is fun to do, and also useful! To make a yarn bowl you want to get your supplies first.

You will need: Yarn, a bowl (from my experience, I would suggest a larger bowl), sugar, flour, water, saran wrap.

Step 1: Making paper mache.

1. Combine ½ cup of flour and 2 cups of cold water in a bowl

2. Boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and add the flour and cold water mixture

3. Bring to a boil again.

4. Remove from heat and add 3 tablespoons of sugar.

5. Let cool, the paste will thicken as it cools.


 Step 2: Cover the bowl with saran wrap. (You can also use wax paper as an alternative, but I suggest the saran wrap, it will work better.)










 Step 3: Cover the saran wrap with paper mache, then apply the yarn.










  Step 4: Let it dry. This may take awhile, mine took almost three days!

Step 5: Carefully remove the yarn and saran wrap from the bowl. Then you're finished, now you have a yarn bowl!

Another suggestion: If you're not into making a yarn bowl, you can use the same idea with a balloon to make a decoration. All you need to do is blow up a balloon, put paper mache on it, wrap yarn around and let dry. When it's dry you can pop the balloon, and then you have a decoration for your porch!