St. Patrick’s Day: Make Your Own Button Bowl

I got this idea a month or so ago from Pinterest (isn’t that site so addicting!?!?)  Thought it made for a cute and unique bowl–entirely made out of buttons!

Green Button Bowl

To create it, I grabbed a balloon I had on hand–one left over from my kids birthday party a couple years ago (note: try not to use a printed balloon as some of the print can come off when you remove the balloon–a lesson I learned!), some Liquid Glass and 2 bags of Green Assorted Buttons.  I also grabbed a bowl to help hold the balloon in place as I added the buttons with Liquid Glass.

Button Bowl Process

It definitely is a good idea to do this project in stages.  Adding a few buttons with Liquid Glass at a time.  Add too many buttons and you’ll start getting them sliding all over the place!

Once you’ve added as many buttons as you’d like, you can gently peel away the balloon (or pop it then peel it).  After you’ve removed the balloon, apply another coat of Liquid Glass on the inside of the bowl to really strengthen it and then let it dry.  And that’s it.  Now you have a completely unique button bowl that you can either keep for yourself or give away as a gift.  Plus, you can alter the color scheme to work with the various holidays!  How’s that for a fabulous DIY project?!?

Don’t miss these other St. Patrick’s Day posts:
A St. Patrick’s Day Woven Heart Basket
Leprechaun Tricks
Leprechaun Traps
St. Patrick’s Day Wreath


8 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day: Make Your Own Button Bowl”

  1. Hello,

    I love the Liquid Glass idea. My daughter and I just made one with white school glue, but want to try again with something more durable and “weather-proof,” so are considering the Liquid Glass idea. Do you know off hand if it’s food-safe?

  2. You could try Glossy Accents by Ranger. It’s a similar product and can be found at most local craft stores like Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, etc. Good luck and have fun with it!

  3. I was wondering if you have to use Liquid Glass? I don’t have the time to order it and have it shipped to me. Will another produce work just as well?

  4. I used a lot of the Liquid Glass adhesive (which is clear) so it helped fill in the gaps nicely–adding strength to the bowl. The last step I mentioned–adding another coat of Liquid Glass on the inside of the bowl after removing it from the balloon is key! Good luck and enjoy your own button bowl! 🙂

  5. Hello-

    I like this idea! I am ready to try it but wondering how the spaces worked… if they were too big, did it still stay together?


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