Papier Maché Bowl

Natalie Kibbe generally fills her shop, humble Bea, with miniature gnomes, but this photo of a stylishly simple papier maché container especially caught my paper-tuned eye.

Paper Mache Bowl

Created from kraft paper and a black and white image culled from the pages of a damaged book, I love the casually torn edge and delicate machine embroidery. The petite bowl is protected with several layers of non-toxic sealer, yet still looks just like natural paper... which to my way of thinking is a very good thing.

I asked Natalie how she happened to create it, and she answered that due to her love of kraft paper, sewing, and old books, the idea came to her quite naturally. "In my first shop on Etsy I sold my paper creations and sometimes I like to papier maché just for fun." Sounds good to me!

Facebook Finds this past week included:

Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami exhibit launches in L.A.
Love quilling and dogs? Corey Wanat of Curly Dogs has instructions for more than 150 breeds
Zim and Zou's Cabinet de Curiosités 
This week's giveaway book is Quilled Flowers: A Garden of 35 Paper Projects

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Ann Martin
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  1. Very unique , the image from the book and the embroidery all go well with the look of this bowl.I like the torn edges too.

  2. This would make unique wedding favor containers...or be given as favors themselves!

  3. I noticed her store and unique clay items over the holidays - as I LOVE little miniature things of any kind. This bowl is adorable, very different.

    Now to go check out your weekly finds (I'm behind again :)

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Great re-use of the damaged book. I especially like her finishing touches. Lovely!

  5. when I read your post title that was not what I was expecting to see. that is the most unique paper mache bowl I have ever seen. I love it

  6. Hello Ann,
    Thank you so very much for featuring my bowl on your wonderful blog! I am truly honored. Also, thank you to everyone for all of the kind comments above. (-:

  7. A beautiful art piece!!It would make a great centrepiece and conversation piece.

  8. OMG, I LOOOVE this! The embroidery on it is just too sweet. :D


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