I loved this project! I had a felted bag that I had made a few years ago that just did not turn out. It was too big for me and I had used a decorative yarn around the top 4 inches and it did not felt the same as the rest of the bag, so I had a very misshapen ugly thing when I was finished. (felting=using 100% wool yarn to knit and then washing/drying it very hot multiple times until you have the shrink that you are looking for. By the time you are done felting you can’t even see your stitches.) I have held on to this bag over the years because I knew it had 2ndlife potential. Well this weekend I pulled it out and made felted bowls with it! I love the results and I am doubly pumped that I was able to reuse a failed project from the past. All I did was cut out a rectangle—sew up one side to make a tube, and then sewed on a bottom circle to make the container. TIP: You can use containers that you already have to get a good idea of your measurements. Then you get to be creative in how you embellish them. The only one pictured that needs some explanation is the polka-dot one. I felted little bits of colored wool onto the bowl using an old kitchen sponge and a big needle. (More directions on this kind of felting here.)
Project lesson—Sometimes it takes a failure to figure out how to do something even better!