DIY Button Bowl


#1

Hey Threadheads!

Last semester in my art class I attempted to make the ThreadBanger DIY Button Bowl, However my bowl was a huge fail! I followed all of the steps however I used different sized buttons is this why my “button bowl” is now a flat “button plate”? The project was really messy and people in my class were very confused of what I was creating but overall it was fun. (even though it did not turn out how I expected)

-Cheers! SloppyGaming :stuck_out_tongue:


#2

I think the bowl projects tend to need much more of the Mod Podge/glue or whatever it is you’re using to hold a shape than most of the Pins would suggest, especially before you even put the buttons on. I would probably try to do a couple coats (like 4 or 5) of the Mod Podge on the balloon before I tried adding buttons, because the buttons will weigh down the sides of bowls, and that type of decoupage can be fairly flexible unless you use a lot of it and thicken up the layers on top of each other.

But a button plate is pretty cute, too! :slight_smile:


#3

I had the same problem where the button bowl melted into a button plate because of gravity. I tried it twice with up to four layers of modpodge and letting it dry for 72 hours but to no avail. I really wanted a cute button bowl for my table but it seems impossible at this point. Ive used the whole jar of Mod Podge and I’m STILL finding buttons all over my apartment


#4

Maybe try resin? The only thing that might affect it is that resin gets very hot, so the balloon might pop, but you could use a bowl or something and cover it with nonstick spray. The button bowls are super-cute.