I made this scrappy bowl/container for @bluebird for the L & C swap this summer. I was inspired by a YouTube video by Kristen Peterson, aka AlteredStatesStudio.
Since the swap, I’ve made several more.
These 2 were gifts for my mom - she promptly put a plant in the larger one, and M&M’s in the smaller one. I like the scalloped edge - I will repeat that element.
These are super easy to make - glue & scraps. You can of course use paper, or a combination of paper and fabric. I’m stuck on fabric now but I want to make one with security envelope patterns.
Grab a plastic something - I’m using yogurt and cottage cheese containers. Cover with cling wrap.
Start gluing - I’m using Elmer’s School glue.
Apply the glue to the right side - this is the inside of your container.
I snip some pieces, especially if they are on the edge. I use plain white fabric to make little “band aids” to smooth the snipped fabric.
Cover the container with fabric facing in. I then add a second layer of white or light colored fabric to add stability.
The third layer is the outside - snip, rip, and glue! Glue the wrong side this time.
As you can see, I’m not choosing fabric by color or value - just higgledy piggeldy. I also let threads get glued, threads dangle and raw edges be a part of the design.
I need a set of about 6 or 10 for my mixed media supplies so I’m making more!
I did add a felt circle at the base for extra rigidity in between layers 1 and 2, but it’s probably not necessary.
Thanks for looking!