Tartan Around Mini Bowl


‘Tartan Around’, made from recycled Christmas wrapping paper, was the subject of a ‘name this mini bowl’ post on my Facebook page.

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‘Tartan Around’, made from recycled Christmas wrapping paper, was the subject of a ‘name this mini bowl’ post on my Facebook page. There were some great ideas – I started with ‘McMini-Bowl’ and that led to suggestions such as ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Plate in Plaid’, which soon progressed to ‘Bent Plate in Plaid’, for what is a bowl but a bent plate? Another suggestion, based on ‘Plate in Plaid’ was ‘Cearcall de phlaide’ (work it through!), and of course ‘Mini-McBowl Face’ which won my husband’s vote!

But the winner was Sally Asnicar, owner of Full Proofreading Services, with her very apt suggestion of ‘Tartan Around’. Gotta get a word nerd to solve these problems right, right? 😉

Like my Beer Nuts mini bowl, Tartan Around is perfect for just that – beer nuts! And people who are nuts about beer, of course. If you do plan to use this for your nuts, then I recommend lining it with a paper napkin/serviette first, just to protect both the bowl and your nuts from each other.

The alternative is a Christmassy mix of Minties, or M&Ms, or other sweets in your favourite Christmas colours – just make sure they’re wrapped, to protect both the bowl and the lolly.


  • Lollies, candy etc. are for perspective purposes only – item ships without these. (Basically because they’d be really, really stale by the time you received them!)
  • Price includes shipping within Australia. If you’re overseas, a $15 surcharge will apply once you enter your shipping address to help cover the additional shipping costs.



  • Diameter: Between 18 and 19 cm
  • Height: Between 6.5 and 7 cm
  • Weight: 40 gms (0.04 kg)


This series of papier mache bowls is created from self-supporting papier mache, bar the base which has been strengthened with a piece of recycled corrugated cardboard.

All bowls are made from a combination of recycled office and other paper, and some contain new paper for decorative purposes. The occasional bowl will also incorporate other media such as beads etc. The bowls are created using PVA glue, Bondcrete and acrylic sealer.

Each bowl is unique.

The bowls are decorative only – while they are sealed and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, they should not be immersed in any liquid, nor should they be placed in the dishwasher, oven or microwave.

While they’ve been sealed, I don’t recommend using them as a storage bowl for fruit where the skin is intended to be eaten e.g. plums, apples, grapes etc. Thicker skin which will be peeled should be okay e.g. oranges, bananas, rockmelon etc.

No bowl is completely round, nor completely flat. While the structure starts off reasonably straight, it slowly takes on its own dents and warps as it grows.

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 18 × 19 × 7 cm


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