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How to Make Papier-Mache Bowls

An interior space often doesn't feel fully realized without a few careful accents. It can be tricky to source meaningful tchotchkes, so why not create a few decorative items yourself instead? Papier-mache gets an adult update with a chic set of nesting bowls.

The options are endless when it’s time to decorate your papier-mache nesting bowls, so consider how you’ll use them in your home to draw inspiration. If you plan to keep them in your kitchen as produce holders, go for vibrant, bold colors and designs. Considering adding your bowls to a foyer or side table? Opt for a chic pattern and a pop of metallic to complement your living area.

Vintage looking paper mâché bowls have been popping up in the design world for the past year or so, and I am into it! I myself have purchased at least three bowls that I use around my home to style on shelves and coffee tables. So, instead of buying more (because apparently three isn’t enough), I decided that these perfectly imperfect bowls would make a great DIY. Super inexpensive too!


Shredded Newspaper (or paper)

White Elmer’s Glue



Cheesecloth Bag

Paint (optional) 

How to Make Papier-Mache Bowls
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