Monday, October 29, 2012

Paper Mache Bowls…


Last week I decided to take on the Fall Pinterest Challenge after reading the post by Sherry over at Young House Love seen here.

For my project, I opted  to make some paper mache bowls that I first pinned from a post on the blog Kelly Murray Art & Design.

Here are how my bowls turned out…


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Kelly gives an excellent tutorial here…so I will save the step by step and just share a bit of my experience with this DIY project/challenge.


I started out with Kelly’s technique of applying strips of newsprint to an inflated balloon…


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I was able to make 3 graduated size bowls just by inflating each balloon differently. Once they have dried, and you pop the balloon, you have your bowl shape...
 
 
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Just trim the edges with scissors, then spray paint…


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So far so good! Now for the first mistake…


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DO NOT use children’s craft stickers to make your polka dots! After applying several to my first bowl I had a bad feeling they were not going to peel off easily. And I was right! When I tried to remove them either the paper backing stayed or the white paint came off…UGH!
 
 
Be sure to use REMOVEABLE stickers for this project! I purchased some small dots and for the larger dots, I used some leftover garage sale tags…that say “Removeable” on the packaging…
 
 
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After applying your gold leaf, you can then remove each dot. I found this to be pretty easy with my needle nose tweezers…
 
 
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It takes some time, but the bowls are so pretty when you are done…


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How are you doing on the Fall Pinterest Challenge?
Have you completed a DIY project inspired by Pinterest lately? 
 
 
 
 
 

14 comments:

  1. Love those! I would like to purchase 3 for my coffee table :)

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  2. Agreed with Beth. I would totally buy these. I found you on the Pinterest Challenge and yours was one of my favorite projects. Nice work!

    http://loisandclarkie.blogspot.com/2012/09/hey-i-did-that.html

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  3. These are so cute! Great job! I made a similar jewelry dish a few months ago with air-dry clay.

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  4. Nicely done! You know I'm a sucker for a gold leaf project ;)

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  5. Great Job!!! I saw these on Kelly's site a couple weeks ago. Yours turned out awesome! I may give them a try.

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  6. I LOVE seeing pinterest projects come to "Real" Life!!! Great job!

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  7. Those turned out so well. They would make a fantastic gift, too.

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  8. I love these! They would be so great for parties!

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  9. Those turned out beautifully! I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

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  10. These look so great!! I pinned this a while back too, you've definitely given me the motivation to give it a go :)

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  11. so very cool...i saw similar ones at a shop this weekend and thought those should be DIY'd!

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  12. These turned out great. This would be a fun project to do with my daughters!

    Thanks!

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  13. Your bowls are SO pretty! I love this idea - thanks for sharing it!

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  14. Had to come check this out after I saw your comment on my blog. I love them!!! I have been wanting to make some paper mache anythings lately, so this might just be it!

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