Ahh, this DIY project is my usual speed: something that looks gorgeous in the end and only requires a few simple materials and a little bit of time!
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!
Whether you knit or simply have a slew of fabulously talented knitter friends, this simple DIY idea is the perfect accessory for this yarn-based craft!
I remember making a coil bowl from scrap fabric as a kid -- it turned out terribly. Now that my dexterity and attention to detail and general craftin' skillz have increased, I really want to give this trendy neon version a go.
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...
No knitting or crocheting knowledge needed to make this yarn bowl. Just some
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?
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.
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!
The flaming rock bowls pictured above are actually a product that Restoration Hardware used to sell. Although they're no longer available, knowing RH, I'm sure they weren't cheap. Enter ManMade, who got all fancy with the concrete and made a DIY concrete fire pit for about $40 in supplies:
We've all probably seen vintage doilies turned into bowls with the aid of fabric stiffeners. I, however, am groovin' on this new technique using Plaster of Paris for its ceramic look. Lindsay shows gives us all the details, starting with our supplies:
Imagine Fabric assures us that sewing a fabric bowl 'is as easy as ABC'. Cost is minimal and you can get one cranked out in about an hour. (I'm so doing this!) Anyhoo, if you want to make one of your own, all you need is......
Alchemy Glass’s bath sinks might be the most beautiful out there. They look like something you might see through a microscope or perhaps a telescope. Even their names are magically celestial.
Like Cosmic Burst:
Or Aqua Luna:
Or even Retro Orbit:
As Alchemy’s sinks are handcrafted, they are one-of-a-kind works of art. To view their gorgeous glass sink portfolio, visit their website.
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!
Check out this video from MetaCafe for turning a single sheet of paper into a bowl...you know, for when you're in the desert with some Lucky Charms, milk, a spoon, and a piece of paper.