Do you have any wooden salad bowls that look like they’ve seen their last day? I have a very large one that I was this close to tossing. I didn’t think there was a way to salvage it, but oh ho ho I was wrong!
Maybe it’s due to my Vermont roots, but I have a bit of a fascination with anything made to look like a leaf. So needless to say, I was pretty thrilled to run across this DIY clay leaf bowl project. And here’s the best part – these bowls only take a few minutes to make!
They are made with air-dry clay, using real leaves to create a beautiful pressed pattern on the surface of the clay. Continue Reading
If you’ve seen those leather scrap bundles at your local craft store and have wondered what to do with them, wonder no more! We’ve got a simple afternoon DIY project that will add a touch of rustic charm to your decor — for cheap!
Every home needs a “landing strip”: that place near the door to put your keys, sunglasses, phone, mail, purses, things you need to take with you, and all the other important stuff that comes in and out of your home everyday. A basket is a great idea, or a storage bench, or a small shelf.
OR…You could make these mod, space-y storage pods from a household staple! Guess what it is!
Ordinary knitted goodies, with their chains and geometry, become something different entirely with a run through the wash cycle. A wonderful case-in-point – these great felted nesting bowls.
“i decided to try to make a bowl using a hat pattern heather gave me a few years ago. after a couple of modifications and prototypes, i’ve come up with a really easy pattern for a felted bowl for beginning knitters, or those who are scared of circular needles, too!”
This pic from Ikeahacker caught my eye. A collection of Blanda Blank salad bowls have been inverted and placed strategically underneath a console table for a delightful effect. They could be hung from a wall for a 3D bubble effect too.
For a great recycling project, how about turning an old LP into a bowl? If you’ve already hauled your vinyl to the curb, don’t worry. Thrift stores and charity sales almost always have some records they need to get rid of.
What You Need
An old LP or two
An oven-proof bowl (I used stainless steel mixing bowls for this project)