Make It: Easy DIY Glitter Accent Bowl

by Capree K

Make It: Easy DIY Glitter Accent Bowl

I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for decorative bowls (And throw pillows! I loves me some throw pillows. Oh, and blankets. And probably ten thousand other things, let's be honest. Anyway, back to bowls...). There's always a use for them, whether they're actually holding anything or just looking pretty. These DIY glitter bowls definitely fall into the latter, straight-eye-candy category, which is fine by me!     

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Make It: DIY Gold-Leaf Polka Dot Ceramics

by Capree K

Make It: DIY Gold-Leaf Polka Dot Ceramics

It's playful and stylish, chic and cheery all rolled into a big ball of upcycled goodness: DIY gold-leaf polka dot ceramics! Let's make some, shall we?    

Casey from Vitamini Handmade shares this awesome tutorial for turning plain, old ceramics into stylish, gold-spotted dishes. All you need is a gold leafing kit (which run around $8-ish), your ceramic bowls of choice (good excuse for a thrift store run), and a soft, wide paint brush. Once...

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How to Make a Candy Bowl...Out of Candy!

by DIY Maven

How to Make a Candy Bowl...Out of Candy!

Breanna's attempt to make a candy tray was less then stellar, but, being a clever crafter, she took the resulting lemon and made lemonade. She spent about $3 at the Dollar Store on candy and set to work following the instructions she found at Tutto Bella to make the tray, which turned into her bowl. The outcome would be perfect for Valentine's Day sweets, no?

created at: 01/13/2012

Although her's looks nothing like Tutto Bella's, which is pictured below, its Dale Chihuly vibe is definitely worthy of a shout out. For more information about Breanna's entertaining adventure in candy melting, visit Dollar Store Mom.

 

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How To: Make a DIY Gold Paint-Dipped, Faux-Porcelain Bowl (from Scratch!)

by Capree K

How To: Make a DIY Gold Paint-Dipped, Faux-Porcelain Bowl (from Scratch!)

Metallics have been all the rage for the last few years, but 2011 was the year they really shined (heh).  So, like any dutiful design blogger, I decided to apply the trend to a simple DIY project and even mixed in some paint dipping shenanigans to boot!  It's a regular ol' trend explosion up in this joint--but classy, of course.  Always classy.   

This faux-porcelain, (faux) gold-dipped bowl (well, it's more of a dish, really), is capital E-A-S-Y.  My clay molding skills haven't been put to much use since I was about the age of 7, and even I could pull this off.  If you're ready to dive in and start DIYing your way to trend heaven, here's what you'll need!

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Melted Toy Soldier Bowl.

by Chris Gardner

Designer Thorsten Van Elten created the 44" diameter  "War Bowl" from melted plastic soliders. The $225 price tag warrants a DIY attempt: perhaps you could warm the army men in the oven, then flip the softened sheet onto a large bowl for formation? Thanks, BLTD!

Melted Toy Soldier Bowl.

 

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