Well, the results are in and they’re mixed! It took about 3 or 4 weeks (yes, that’s not a typo! Let’s just say you need patience to make this) to dry completely inside and out. However, now that it’s dry, it is a hard, solid bowl and would make a lovely decorative piece holding fruit or whatnot (that’s the success!). The fail part is the “yarn bowl” part. Unfortunately, the mix was too heavy to maintain the curl shape and I knew the evening I made it that it was not going to be a workable thing. Now that it’s dry, it just doesn’t have the strength to keep its shape. I’m fairly sure I wouldn’t have to work too hard to break that part off 😢. Also, it’s very rough, so any yarn coming through would catch and just be annoying! So, it’s back to the drawing board for my hand made yarn bowl…..maybe next time I’ll try straight paper mache…..