Yes, you can make a fabric bowl!  It's easier than you think.  Learn how to make this fabric heart bowl for Valentine's Day.

Valentine’s Day is approaching!  I love to decorate with hearts and make Valentine’s for this love-ly holiday.  I combined two of my favorite craft items, Oly*Fun fabric and decoupage medium, to make a colorful, whimsical fabric bowl.  Since Oly*Fun fabric doesn’t fray, it’s a breeze to cut with dies to create professional looking heart shapes.

This post first appeared at the Fairfield World site, where I am a Master Maker.
Yes, you can make a fabric bowl!  It's easier than you think.  Learn how to make this fabric heart bowl for Valentine's Day.

Supplies:

Step one:  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or foil to protect the surface of the container and to make it easier to remove the project when it is dry.

Step two: Cut hearts from the Oly-Fun fabric with the die and your cutting machine.  I cut multiple sizes in various colors.

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Step three:  Use a brush to apply the decoupage medium to both sides of the heart shape.  Place the heart on the bowl.  Repeat until the bowl is covered. I placed the largest hearts first, and then filled in the spaces with the smaller hearts.  Make sure you don’t leave any open spaces, because the gaps make the bowl weaker and could cause it to collapse over time.

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Step four:  Once the decoupaged fabric has dried, paint the fabric with a second layer of decoupage medium to seal the fabric.
 

Step five:  Mix resin according to package instructions.  Brush a thin layer of resin over the fabric.

 
Once the resin is dry (wait at least 24 hours for it to cure), remove the foil from the bowl to lift the whole thing off.  Then you can carefully peel the foil away from the fabric bowl.  If you want to seal the inside of the bowl with resin, do so.  I painted mine with another layer of decoupage medium and then added iridescent glitter for a shimmery effect.

Yes, you can make a fabric bowl!  It's easier than you think.  Learn how to make this fabric heart bowl for Valentine's Day.

This bowl is pretty filled with pot pourri, paper flowers, or other light items.  Have fun crafting and creating for Valentine’s day!  If you’d like to see more Valentine Craft ideas, check out my tutorial list HERE.

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