Isn’t it amazing how quickly the days fly by? It is already time for the August Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. And it is always so much fun to do the project and see what the other bloggers did for their Pinterest project. I got inspired by Pillar Blue Box. Claire’s project shows how she decoupage Marimekko napkins on a wooden bowl. I didn’t find Marimekko napkins. But I do like How to Transform a Plain Wooden Bowl with Decoupage my way.
Last month I made a coat rack. I like it so much that I have it in my den as an art piece. Today’s project is very easy but I think it has a big impact. I did do my own interpretation, which is the beauty of crafting. Don’t you think so?
I started off by cleaning the bowl because it had been sitting in the garage for a while. Claire recommended painting the bowl white and I felt that was the best thing to do in my bowl. I used Décor Arts Everlasting which is a nice clear white. It took 4 coats but that is only because the brush was damp.
I went napkin shopping at Tuesday Morning. They have an excellent selection and it was hard to choose. As it was I bought two designs. I am sure they won’t go to waste. In the end, I decided on an all over pattern in blue and white.
It was the smart thing to do because it would have driven me crazy if I had to match the pattern up.
To decoupage using a napkin peel the printed part from the two white pieces of the napkin. My project only took one napkin. Cut it in pieces to fit the bowl. Brush Mod Podge in the section you are working in.
Lay the piece of napkin, use the piece of scrunched up plastic wrap to smooth out the napkin. Claire suggested that and it worked beautifully.
Let it dry and then come back and brush Mod Podge on top. After the inside of the bowl is dried apply Mod Podge on the outside of the bowl. To smooth the edge sand with a light hand. I didn’t use food safe Mod Podge so I would not recommend this bowl for food unless it is something like bananas or oranges.
How to transform a plain wooden bowl with decoupage is easy to do. Plus it really updates the look of the wooden bowl. Do you think you will be giving it a try? I bet you will be pleased with the results.
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Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!
Erlene – My Pinterventures • Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts
Alexandra – EyeLoveKnots • Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey
Chelc – Inside The Fox Den • Erin – The Usual Mayhem
Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Lynne – My Family Thyme
Laurie – My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies • Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen
Leslie – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After
Lauren – Mom Home Guide • Emily – Domestic Deadline
Debra – Shoppe No. 5 • Roseann – This Autoimmune Life
Terri – Our Good Life • Lisa – Blogghetti
Kelli – The Olympic Nest • Rebecca – Hello Central Avenue
Bri – Halfpint Design • Cherryl – Farm Girl Reformed
Julie – Sum of their Stories