I came across this brilliant project by Kelli Murray via Craft Gawker and knew I had to make one of these gold paper mâché bowls immediately. I love when I find crafty projects that I literally would NEVER have thought of on my own. It blows my mind. Who would ever conceive a shiny gold bowl using a balloon, newspaper and Mod Podge?!
I won't attempted to re-create her blog post because it's fantastic. The only thing I modified for my version was that I used gold spray paint + Martha Stewart's liquid gilding instead of the gold leaf (shit is expensive). I then added the polka dots using a pencil eraser and some paint.
My newest little creation is already sitting on my nightstand holding some of my jewelry. :)