I am still on my button kick. This time I decided to make a button bowl. This button bowl was inspired by a Pinterest pin. Since this is my first attempt at a button bowl, I decided to down size to a much smaller bowl.
Mod Podge Hard Coat
Clear finish gloss
I wrapped the bowl in aluminum foil, making sure to cover the entire inside surface. I then brushed a thin layer of tacky adhesive over the aluminum foil. Next I used buttons of various sizes to line the inside of the bowl, leaving as little negative space as possible. The tacky adhesive kept the buttons from sliding around while I experimented with the placement of the buttons until I fit the different buttons together, like pieces of a puzzle.
Once the entire inside of the bowl was covered with buttons, I brushed on a layer of the Mod Podge Hard Coat over the buttons, making sure to cover all of the buttons. I applied several layers of the Hard Coat, allowing each layer to dry thoroughly before applying the next. I did this over the course of 3 days.
Once the final layer of the Hard Coat dried, I carefully removed the button layer from the glass bowl–the aluminum foil will still be attached to the button bowl at this point. Next, I carefully peeled off the aluminum foil–it peeled off quite easily. I used a pair of trimming scissors to trim off any excess Hard Coat.
This is the final product…