DIY Mod Podge Glitter Bowl

glitter bowl next to a lamp, rocks and photo frame

I’m always misplacing my keys (and my sunglasses). I mean, it happens at least once or twice a week. So, I thought it would be fun to make a catchall bowl out of glitter. This way I know where my keys and sunglasses are when I’m running out of the door to pick my son up from school.

To be honest, this project is a bit messy, but it’s still pretty fun to make. Just make sure you cover your workspace with a plastic tablecloth. I did this project outside as well because Mod-Podge has an odor to it. 

Here’s how to make your own DIY glitter bowl.


  • 2 bottles of glitter (I chose to go with the big pieces of glitter.)
  • Mod-Podge (1 bottle)
  • Balloon
  • Brush
  • Bowl
  • Disposable cup or bowl


Step 1 blown up balloon

Step 1: Blow up a balloon the size you’d like your bowl.

Step 2 mod podge and glitter in a plastic cup

Step 2: Mix together Mod-Podge and glitter in a disposable cup or bowl. In the end, I used the entire bottle of Mod-Podge and 1½ bottles of glitter.

Step3 glitter and mod podge spread on the balloon

Step 3: Place your balloon in a bowl. Use your brush to spread a first coat of the mixture onto the top part of the balloon. The shape of the balloon will create the bowl shape.

Step 3.1 glitter and mod podge on a balloon

NOTE: Gravity will pull down the mixture. Let the first coat dry for a couple of hours first. Don’t worry about seeing the balloon. Gravity happens. So, after a few hours, see where the holes are and spread your second coat of glitter and Mod-Podge. You may have to spread on a third coat.

Step 4.1 glitter on a balloon

Step 4: Let dry overnight.

Step 5 glitter bowl with a popped balloon inside

Step 5: Pop the balloon with scissors. Here is the tricky part. The bowl will collapse at first. Again, don’t worry. It will form back into shape. I noticed that a portion of the bowl was still wet, so I put it in the sun for about 20 minutes and it dried quickly.

Step6 cutting the edge of a blue glitter bowl

Step 6: Cut the edges of the bowl so it’s nice and even.

final 2

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