August 22, 2018 3 Comments

This neat swirly bowl is easy to make, and makes for a great little gift. The original tutorial from bhg.com uses leather, but I've modified it to use marine vinyl and KAM snap fasteners, which allows the bowl to unsnapped so it stores flat. I used special engraved snaps in my version, but you can use any snap colors you have on hand. 

Materials needed:

 

1. Print out the free swirly bowl template. Then cut out two pieces of marine vinyl roughly the size of the template. You can use the same color marine vinyl for both pieces. I used 2 different colors because I had scrap pieces of them.

How to make a marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners template

 

2. Apply modge podge to the back of 1 piece of marine vinyl and glue 2 pieces together.  Instead of glue, you can sew the 2 pieces of vinyl together if you prefer.

DIY easy tutorial How to make a marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners glue together

DIY easy tutorial How to make a marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners modge podge glue together

DIY easy tutorial How to make a cool overlapping marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners snaps

 

3. Allow the glue to settle at least overnight to 1 day before tracing your pattern and cutting out. If you start cutting right away, the marine vinyl layer may shift around too much.

How to make a marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners template cut out

 

4. Using the template, poke holes through the marine vinyl with your awl.

How to make a marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners template poke holes with awl

 

5. Locate the hole closest to the left edge of each flap. In the above photo, this would be the hole where the awl is poking through. Using your  KAM snap pliers  or  KAMsnaps KX8J professional handheld press , install your engraved cap and socket   as shown. 

  How to make a marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners cap socket pliers press install

 

6. The outside and inside of your project will look like this.

How to make a marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners caps engraved flower sunflower cap

How to make a marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners sockets socket

 

7. Using your  KAM snap pliers  or  KAMsnaps KX8J professional handheld press , install your caps and studs in the remaining holes. 

The outside and inside of your project will look like this.

DIY easy tutorial How to make a marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners install studs caps

DIY easy tutorial How to make a marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners install stud cap with pliers press

 

8. Begin snapping your folds (right fold over left fold) in place to complete your bowl.  Bowl is great for holding small items like candy or a small potted plant.  It also makes a pretty cover for a pencil stand.   Fill a small glass or jar with flowers and pop them in your bowl for a centerpiece that will light up any room.

How to make a marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners easy diy tutorial project

How to make a marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners flowers gift

How to make a marine vinyl vase with KAM snaps plastic snap fasteners completed project

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3 Responses

KAMsnaps
KAMsnaps

September 06, 2018

Reply to Rebecca Oliver: That’s up to you, depending on how you want it to look :)

JD
JD

September 06, 2018

Love your bowl. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Oliver
Rebecca Oliver

September 06, 2018

This looks fun! Judy, are we gluing back sides of the vinyl together, or the back of one piece to the front of the other piece? Thanks!

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