I may be dating myself but I have to ask you if you remember your mother and grandmothers using the elastic bowl covers? Back in the 50's and 60's every household had the ubiquitous bowl covers that were plastic with elastic around the edges. They also doubled as shower caps in a pinch. Then came the advent of plastic wrap on rolls and tupperware lids that would "burp" when sealed. No longer do we see the old fashioned bowl covers. But if you get tired of filling land fills with plastic wrap and want to cover your bowls with some fashion, fun and flair I have a very fast project for you to take to your next picnic.
These fun bowl covers take just minutes to create. They are completely washable so no more plastic in the land fills.
How fun it will be to arrive at your next picnic, church potluck or family reunion carrying your favorite pie, potato salad or bowl of snack food covered in a stylish top. It will keep the flies off your yummy treats until the feasting begins.
Since my household is a joint Canadian and American household I wanted to make sure our bowls were covered in dual citizenship flags.
I know...you are probably thinking to yourself, "But Jennifer, they aren't airtight." That is true, but they will keep the bugs and flies away from your food, they are ecologically friendly and they are just too cute. Come on...you know it's fun to add a splash of Canadiana and/or Americana to your table setting.
So if you are interested in spending 30 minutes making a set of these they are as easy as pie to create. Trace directly onto the wrong side of your fabric around the top of your bowls, cake pans, pie plates...any serving bowls you wish to use. Then add an extra two inches to that circumference and cut it out. Grab a contrasting or complimentary colored double fold bias tape and sew it to the raw edge of the circle. Instead of bias tape I made a very fast ruffle. They both serve the same purpose in adding an edge. Last step: (see, it is almost finished already) on the inside edge of your ruffle or bias tape, zigzag stitch 1/4" elastic being sure to pull and stretch it as you stitch. THAT'S IT! You are finished.
Just think of how fun these covers can be for other holidays (Halloween popcorn bowls and Christmas party covers using seasonal fabric.) Or perhaps make yourself a set complimenting your kitchen decor and colors.
As you can see my bowls are empty so I need to get into the kitchen and get busy making our picnic food.