Buttons – they just appear out of nowhere. Do you have a jar or perhaps a box full of buttons that you’ve amassed over the years? If so, you have likely wondered from time to time how you can put them to good use. Chances are, you cannot use them all to mend your shirts.
Buttons are fun to collect and come in a variety of shapes, styles, and colors. That makes them perfect for craft projects. They have many fun and creative uses, after all. You can fashion everything from home decor to jewelry with buttons.
If you’ve run out of art ideas with that heap of buttons, try making a bowl with it!
A button bowl can be used to store your kid’s accessories, as a candy bowl, or as a coffee table centerpiece.
You can make yours even more different from the button bowls shown below by using other shaping models instead of a balloon!
Do you have a collection of buttons waiting for a project? :)
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What you’ll need to make a button bowl…
Below are the materials you can use to create this cute and fun-to-make button bowl project.
- Lots of Buttons
- Vase (or any container where you can stand the balloon)
- White Glue (Elmer’s glue)
When all materials are ready, you can now start with the balloon.
1. Make a balloon
Blow the balloon up to your desired size of the bowl.
2. Add glue and buttons on top
Make it stand on the vase, while you brush half of the balloon with glue. Let it dry completely. This will serve as a protective coating for the bowl.
3. Add glue for the second coating
When dry, brush with glue the second time around and then stick the buttons one by one and as close to each other as possible.
4. Let it dry
After you have put all the buttons, leave it standing on the vase for around 5 hours to dry completely.
5. Add 1 or 2 more coats of glue
Then add the third coating of glue. Let it dry overnight. You can even do a fourth coating if you want to be sure of its strength. Just make sure you let it dry well before removing the balloon.
Don’t pop the balloon! Use the scissors to make a small cut on it and gently let the air out.
And there you have it! Your fun DIY balloon bowl is ready to display! :)