Found another project on Pinterest I wanted to try since I still have balloons left from other crafts. I found the instructions HERE on how to make a confetti bowl. I saved the link to my bookmarks, intending to try it at some point. As time went by, I couldn't really remember what the picture looked like....all I remembered was that I needed to buy confetti. This caught my eye in the grocery store. Cool! Sparkly confetti!
I got all my supplies ready and went to look up the link for the instructions.
When I saw this picture, I realized I totally bought the wrong kind and that the shiny mylar could be very difficult to work with, as opposed to paper dots.
I started off by promptly spilling it on the counter, and this stuff is as bad as glitter. As the project moved forward over the course of 2 days, I started noticing bits of shiny confetti all over the house.
Here's the first of many coats. I kept adding to it all afternoon. I also discovered that a paint brush worked better for spreading the Mod Podge than the sponge did.
After about 4 coats of confetti, I slathered Mod Podge all over it and waited for it to dry. After it was dry, I was able to point it towards a light source and look through the back end of the balloon to see where the holes were, so that I could add confetti where needed. After that was done & dry, it got a final coat of Mod Podge.
Here's the completed bowl. I trimmed around the top edge to make it more even. Some of the pieces just refused to lay flat so there's a texture to it.
Looking down at the inside. You can see that the shine returns once the Mod Podge dries.
I'm happy with it. I'd call it a Pin Win.