I found a wonderfully inspiring blog two weeks ago. This time it is a German one, so unfortunately, it is in German only.
Anyway, I wanted to share with you a DIY I found on Caro's blog, that is pretty easy to understand by looking at her photos! Make yourself a DIY Doily-Bowl.
All you need is some modelling clay that does not have to be burned, but is able to air-dry. I did not know about this material before. It is similar to china clay.
So you simply roll the material with a rolling pin to a thickness of about 3-4 mm. Then you take some laces or doilies and push their pattern onto the material with that rolling pin. It is so easy and turns into a wonderful result. All you have to do then, is to make the bowl round and put it into another bowl to give it that bowl shape (take a look at Caro's photos).
After 2 days of drying in room temperature they were ready to be finished with some sandpaper and acrylic paint.
I love how they turned out and am definitely going to do it again!
I made 3 bowls, but had lots of material left, so I decided to make some brooches! I am not so sure about the stability of this material, so they might have to be handled with care. Well, this was my first try, so we will see how they survive everyday life! :)
As you can see on the left, I made pretzels, scottish terriers (for which I used a cookie cutter) and some doily flower brooches (same procedure as with the bowls).
And as a little belated Valentine's gift I would love to run a giveaway for you!
I will giveaway one of each type of brooch to three lucky readers (each reader one brooch).
Simply comment on this post until Tuesday (22nd February) and tell me which brooch (A, B, C) you would like. Do not forget to tell me your email adress.Winners will be chosen with the help of random.org.
Good luck everybody and thank you for always leaving such nice feedback! ♥
P.S.: I also made something nice for seamstresses! I am going to post that one in the upcoming days as a special little DIY.