Make an Easy Decorative Bowl With Burlap!

I love little decorative bowls with different textures, and lots of character! This easy bowl was made with just some burlap, and a satin finish Polyurethane! So easy!
This is all it takes! Just a sturdy bowl about the shape and size you want your decorative bowl to be, covered in plastic wrap. Some burlap, I used brown burlap. And some polyurethane.
Trace the bowl onto the burlap and cut out the circle that will become your bowl.
spread some polyurethane inside the plastic wrapped bowl and place your burlap circle inside.
spread the polyurethane out evenly, and smooth out the burlap, then just let it dry!
It came out wonderfully stiff, it holds up really great! And because I used a satin finish polyurethane rather than a gloss finish, the bowl doesn't have too much shine, it looks more natural like the burlap should! And no more fraying!

For more in depth details, and a tutorial on how to make those awesome balls inside the bowl, visit the blog link below!
Kelli @CraftShackChronicles
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  • Cathy T Cathy T on Oct 01, 2015
    I love this; going to make some from leftover burlap that I used for a bridal shower. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Rachel Melnychuk Rachel Melnychuk on Feb 12, 2017
    Love this idea, I am curious how stiff the bowl is after it's dry, does it still bend or move at all?

    • It does move some, and is still slightly flexible. You might be able to make it a little stiffer if you were to do a few coats of the poly, I only did one. Most fabric bowls I've seen have had some level of flexibility to them still, it is just fabric. :)