If you are looking to redorate a room in your house, often it is a really fun idea to make the items yourself. Not only is a really easy to do it is also a really eco-friendly way to upcycle.
Decorate your dressing table and display your rings and necklaces in a beautiful ceramic jewellery bowl. See below for instructions on how to create this stunning jewellery bowl at home.
Top tip: We chose black as our feature colour for the splattered effect but you could go really bold with choice – try neon pink or canary yellow.
Step 1:Break off a piece of the clay about the size of a large walnut.
Step 2: Roll the clay out with a rolling pin and into a flat strip about 1cm thick (if you’re not sure, have a look at the thickness of your small bowl).
Step 3: Use the jar to cut out a circle.
Step 4: Place the clay into the small bowl to create a bowl shape then carefully remove by lifting the edges with your fingernail or something sharp.
Step 5: Shape the clay in the palm of your hand by gently massaging the edges into organic, uneven scalloped shapes. Let the clay dry overnight.
Step 6: Paint both sides of the bowl with two coats white paint, allowing 30 minutes between coats. Allow to dry completely.
Step 7: Coat both sides with two coats of clear nail varnish, again allowing 30 minutes between coats. Allow to dry.
Step 8: Water down your black paint using 1 part paint to 3 parts water. Flick paint drips onto your bowl. Allow to dry overnight.
Step 9: Paint one final coat of clear nail varnish to protect your paint. Allow to dry overnight before using.
Styling and DIYs: Lesiele Juliet
Photography: Nathalie Marquez Courtney
This article appeared in the October issue of Irish Country Magazine.
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