All you need is:
plastic wrap or plastic grocery bag
plastic or glass bowl
a towel, or felt squares
Step 1: Soak Paper
I divided the wrappers by color. If you don't want to separate by colors, that's fine, it comes out a little grayish, but looks awesome with some glitter thrown in.
Rip the paper into bits, squares around 1 inch work good, but they can be a little bigger or smaller. Soak the paper overnight. I used empty jars, so I could put one color in each.
Step 2: Cover Bowl
Step 3: Blend Paper
Step 4: Mold Your Bowl
Put your bowl on top of your towels or felt squares. I used felt, because the soak up water really well. I remember using them when I used a similar method to this to make homemade paper in art class.
Get a handful of the pulp and squeeze out some of the water. It's kind of trail and error. If you leave too much water in it, the pulp won't stick to the bowl, and just slides down the side. If you don't leave enough water in it, it just kind of falls off the bowl. Either way, too much or too little, you can throw it back in the water and start again.
Put the pulp on the bowl. You can make patterns, a solid color, or random sections of colors. Just remember, this first layer is going to be the inside of the bowl.
Step 5: Repeat
I let the first layer dry for about an hour and then put on the second layer. My second layer was all the paper I had left over mixed together, so it is kind of grey. I mixed in some embossing glitter to the pulp. I also sprinkled it with more glitter after the pulp was on the bowl.
Step 6: Let Dry
Step 7: Remove the Bowl
Step 8: Let Dry (again)
This should go without saying, but don't get the new bowl wet. You can use it as a catch all for change in the bed room, or to put your keys in, by the front door. The one thing you can not use it for, is to eat out of.
I filled my bowl with hairbows for my niece. Now she has new hairbows, and a place to keep them.