Some months ago, I shared with you a beautiful seder plate made with DIY painted glass bowls. I decided to make a couple for year-round use as trinket bowls and a place to drop the keys. These are quite cool, and easy to make using a simple process and inexpensive materials.
I am of the mentality that if you have a place to “dump” things, your house stays neater. Having a dedicated area to drop the loose change, floating safety pins, and other random junk that tends to show up means you’ll actually put them there when you bump into them. Once a week, you can clean it out and start fresh.
These DIY painted bowls are perfect for that!
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When I was making my Seder plate, I realized that filling in a simple puffy paint outline with nail polish allows me to create beautiful and amazing art. It works in the reverse, so the nail polish doesn’t need to be neat. You create an outline and let the nail polish pool inside.
Since it’s made from nail polish and puffy paint, it’s not very washable. You CAN use it for dips and such but you’ll need to wash the other side very carefully. You’re better off sticking to using it as a trinket bowl, key-catcher, or for wrapped candies. That way you only need to give it a quick occasional wipe for dust, and it lasts much longer.
Supplies you need to make DIY painted glass bowls:
- 3D Fabric Paint
- Nail polish
- Small glass bowls
- A steady-ish hand (sorry, that might be one of the only things that can’t be bought on Amazon.)
How to make DIY painted glass bowls:
Watch the video (it’s silent, so it’s work and naptime friendly!) to see how to do it, or scroll down for the step-by-step:
1. Using puffy paint, 0utline the border of the bottom outside of your bowl. You might want to clean it up with a toothpick and/or a cotton swab.
2. Fill in an outlined pattern. Keep it simple.
3. Once the puffy paint is dry, drip nail polish into the different sections. Allow it to pool and fill that section.
4. Allow it to dry completely. Try different color outlines and fills. I used red puffy paint on the right bowl.
5. Flip your bowl over and see your beautiful design!
You can use these DIY painted glass bowls for just about anything – and they make great gifts too!
What will you be making these DIY painted glass bowls for? Comment below!