Boho Home Series: Doily bowls

I love how doilies pretty up the most boring place. And they don’t have to be used just under cups or plates. You can do so much with them…. make fun lamps, pretty bowls for your odds and ends… candle holders etc.

What you need:

  • A lot of doilies (different colors, shapes and sizes. You can find them at Michaels, antique / vintage stores)
  • Matte mod podge
  • Cling film
  • A glass bowl
  • Gloves
  • A thick brush
  • A plastic plate and bowl

What you do:

  • Turn your glass bowl face down and cover it with cling film.                                                         IMG_3138
  • In the plastic bowl, mix matte mod podge with equal parts water. Mix evenly.
  • Use the brush to cover the entire doily in this mixture. Lay the doily over the bowl and spread it all over the base of the bowl.                                                                                       IMG_3154
  • Leave to dry for 24 hrs.
  • Gently and carefully peel off the doily and it will retain the shape of the bowl. You can do this with any size bowl.

Currently I’m storing my washi-tape rolls, headphones and stamps in it… And random coins and toothpicks 😛

 

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Melissa A. says:

    Nice! I assume you can do this with any size doily or bowl? How strong is it? Why was a balloon mentioned in the “what we need list”, but not in the instructions? Whew! Sorry for the questions, but this project really appeals to me. 🙂

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    1. Yes, you can do them with any size doily, it’s pretty resilient and decently strong but i wouldn’t put super heavy things in there.
      And my bad about the balloon. I was going to put 2 DIYs in the same post but it became too long so I split them up and forgot to change the materials 😛

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      1. Melissa A. says:

        Ok, thanks for the info.

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      2. If you make some, share pics 🙂 I’d love to see how they turned out.

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  2. farrukh says:

    This is very creative:)

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  3. These are lovely! Such a useful way to upcycle!

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    1. I know right. And they’re perfect for whimsical organizing.

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  4. Woah I have GOT to try this one day. Looks really simple and pretty, and I’m always down for inexpensive crafts.

    Keep up the great work with your blog 😀

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    1. Thank you 🙂 And yes, you def should try these. They pretty up even the most boring space.

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  5. Jen says:

    Oh, I’m really sorry, I got my posts backwards, I was going to say:
    I love these bowls!! I’m going to make them straight away! I’m always looking for new projects like this! Thank you for sharing it! 😀

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    1. You’re welcome 😀 And yes please do. They’re so useful and cute for storing li’l things.

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  6. britedesignsstudio says:

    Love these This project has been on my to-do craft list for some time now. Maybe I’ll actually get around to making them this year? 😂

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    1. Ooh yes do. It’s super easy.

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  7. celebratingwiththebug says:

    With Easter right around the corner these would make super cute Easter baskets! 🙂

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    1. Yup. Definitely. I didn’t think of that. So true.

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  8. I love this idea, am currently preparing to redecorate my teenagers room and the rose gold bowls are so expensive this might be worth a go. Thank you x

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