2011/02/14

DIY Lace Bowls & Giveaway No.2



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.

17 comments:

  1. Definitely C!
    Thanks for this giveaway :)

    paunnet@gmail.com

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  2. Hi, nette!
    love your blog! and what a wonderful giveaway you're doing!!
    I'd love the C brooch, if I am lucky enough to win!! they are all lovely though!!(hard to pick one)

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  3. liebe nette, wie vielseitig wirst du denn noch?
    so eine süße idee!
    ich wäre auch für c, obwohl b auch der hit ist ;)
    meine email-adresse kennst du :-*

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  4. C C C!!! I love the brooch n.C! :D If I don´t win (and I won a photo in a giveaway yesterday, so I don´t think I will win again :) I´m going to make it myself for sure. :)

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  5. Lovely giveaway! I have been wanting a brooch for myself! My love is for the pretzels! They are truly cute and must look so fancy on cardigan and blouses!! Thank you so much for sharing such a yummy creation!!

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  6. I have already been working with this type of clay (DAS clay). You can make almost anything you wish. The only bad thing is that you can't make things to eat and drink from them. My favourite brooch is C, I love flowers! :)

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  7. I love the terriers. B, please!!! :)

    http://www.burdastyle.com/profiles/nlitvak

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  8. hi! thank you for the giveaway! i absolutely adore #C! so cute.

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  9. Thank you for a beautiful giveaway!
    They are all lovely, but I would have to say C please!!
    ^_^

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  10. What a great idea! I love C, lovely!

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  11. # C.... cute! Looks like you had a great time!

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  12. Wonderful blog - love all your ideas. I love the C brooch but all are great.

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  13. I love the air dry clay. I would love to have C. Very pretty.
    DollArtistCarla at aol dot com

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  14. I love C too. A creative way to use clay!

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  15. Great giveaway! I'd like C please.

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  16. The doily flower brooches are beautiful!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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