I have a habit of saving any cool looking containers I come across. I have been saving this one for a little while and knew I could do something cute with it! I decided it would make the perfect DIY farmhouse bowl! After all, the bottom half of the container is already shaped like one.
The possibilities for this craft are literally endless! Theres tons of different things that could be used to cover this bowl. You could even just paint it if you wish! I decided to use a mens shirt I found at the Goodwill and some nautical rope. I just love how this one turned out!
I chose to decorate mine with a candle, spanish moss and some pinecones. If I would have painted the outside of the container, rather than the inside, I could have used it for something edible like candy or chips! How adorable would that look for a gathering?! No one would ever guess it was once an empty container of party mix, LOL.
Let’s get started with this cute DIY! Below you will find a list of materials you will need to complete this project, along with step by step directions. If you scroll down between the last two photos, you will find a link that says “watch me! – YouTube” click that link for a short video tutorial on this DIY.
- Empty container of part mix – Clean before using
- Box cutter and sharp scissors
- White chalk paint – or whatever color you would like to use
- Material – I am using a mens shirt that I found at Goodwill
- Mod Podge
- paint bushes
- Nautical rope – you can find this at Dollar Tree and will need 2 packs
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Iron – I have an old iron I keep in my craft room strictly for crafting
Step 1: Carefully cute the bottom half of the container off. On mine, there was a little indent that looked exactly like a bowl. I took my blade around the indent and used my scissors for what ever I wasn’t able to get with the blade. This part is a little tricky, but doable. Just be very careful because both the blade from the box cutter and the cut plastic will be very sharp!
Step 2: Once you cut as close to the indent as possible it is time to iron. I turn my iron on, let it get hot, then run it around the top of the cut plastic. This will smooth it down so it isn’t as sharp. Just be careful not to press too hard with the iron or it will leave a weird indent in your plastic.
Step 3: I kind of messed up a little here, so let me explain. I painted two coats of chalk paint inside the bowl. This is fine, but then you wont be able to store anything edible in it. I think I should have painted the outside of the bowl with two coats of paint, let it dry, and then move on to step 3. Doing it this way would have kept the paint on the outside and then I could have put something edible like chips, or candy in the bowl. That would look adorable at a party!
Step 4: Cut a piece of fabric that is large enough to cover the bowl and some of the indent. Flip the cut bowl upside down and paint it with a generously amount of Mod Podge. Center the fabric over the bowl and pull and press down until it is secure. Allow it to dry. You can trim the fabric that hangs too far up on the indent. We are going to be covering that shortly!
Step 5: Once the Mod Podge is dry, you can attach the nautical rope. The first time around with the rope is the hardest! I used my fingers to feel for the indent and used that as a guide. Once you get the first circle of rope on it flows much easier. Then just keep hot gluing and wrapping the rope until you get to the top of the bowl. You will have to cut some of the rope at the top and hot glue it down.
Step 6: Now that your bowl is finished, you can display it or decorate it any way you wish! I put a candle in the center of mine and then filled it with spanish moss and pine cones. Please note, ONLY use battery operated candles for projects such as this!
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube