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Patriotic Bowl

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Transform a clear plastic bowl to a designer chip bowl with 4th of July spirit.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Item #16288
Take the sting and mess out of working with hot glue guns. Our one-of-a-kind set of must-have tools will banish your hot glue woes! Set includes a mat, finger caps, tweezers, a paddle and a press wand. Created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lipstick Red, 2 oz.
Item #437
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish


Other Supplies
Old book pages
Clear plastic bowl
Foam paintbrush
Red tissue paper
Hot glue
Blue sewing trim


1. Cut random sized stars from old book pages.

2. Working on the outside of the clear bowl, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the bowl, position the stars onto the bowl, top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.  Add stars until the bowl is covered.  

3. Cut the tissue paper into small squares.  Apply two layers of tissue paper to the outside of the bowl using the same method as step 2.  Allow to dry.

4. Apply two coats of lipstick red paint to the outside of the bowl.  Allow to dry.

5. Apply more stars to the outside of the of the bowl using the same method as step 2.  Apply two top-coats of Mod Podge to the outside.

6. Hot glue a piece of trim around the outer edge.

Project Tip: To clean the bowl, wipe the inside with a damp rag.  Not intended for washing.

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