I’ll be honest- I don’t need any more bowls. And while I do think these would make a great gift, I didn’t have any plans on gifting them. I simply saw the bowls at IKEA, loved their shape, and my “want” overpowered my “need” (does this happen often to you, too?) That, combined with my curiosity to try out some Martha Stewart stencils, birthed this DIY project.
I think the photos on the packaging are so enticing. Many times I’ve perused the packs of stencils at Michaels and gotten lost in daydreams of all the things I’d decorate with them. This time, it’s bowls. Some very cute ones.
Adhesive stencils are the way to go. All I did was stick on the stencil, dab on acrylic paint with a dauber, remove the stencil, and repeat around the bowl.
I used the Martha Stewart satin acrylic paints in green, red, black, and gold colors. The only color I was dissatisfied with was the gold one, which is a shame because that’s the one I was looking forward to most. It looks more yellow than I’d like and wasn’t very opaque. The other colors were fine though and I’m happy with how they turned out. These paints can be dishwasher safe by following one of two different settings methods, which you can refer to in my DIY monogrammed cup post.
I’m not going to be keeping these bowls out in this magnificently mind-blowing display, but I figured it would be a good looking way to show each bowl :). With anything that I make in multiple designs or colors, I like to play favorites. The black one calls out to me the most and I like how I unintentionally applied the design closer to the rim of the bowl. That one just might need to become my designated cereal bowl.
Of course I want to know… which design are you liking the most?? It’s always fun to hear what you guys think!
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38 comments on “DIY Painted Bowls”
cute! do you think you will be able to wash these in the dishwasher still?
Soooo cute! The bowls came out really nicely. :)
OMG LOVE. Question, do you think I could do the same thing inside the bowl? Would it be safe to eat out of ..I guess.. that is the question.
Oh what?? I though stencils were just for binders I didn’t know you could create this kind of magic! I LOVE the red design, its so cute!!
They are absolutely stunning Amy and they look so high end (like Anthro inspired). Love them and definitely pinning!!
So fun for sure! My favorites are the black and the red. The gold had such potential… too bad it was a wee more yellow than gold. Still very cute, though.
I love these! Such a great idea. You are so creative, Amy! And I don’t think that you can ever have enough fun bowls, especially when you designed them yourself.
Maybe it’s because of the holidays being right around the corner, but I’m really liking the red one! The black is definitely a close second! Aren’t those stencils the best? I have like 4 packs by now and use them all the time.
Your display totally blew my mind. ;) The black is my favorite too! A perfect cereal bowl! I’m thinking maybe the gold paint worked better for me because I was just working on a canvas… ?
Oh I love those! (And the nail polish as well)
I’ve been wanting to paint my own bowls for ages, but I never had the courage to do it! But here I am, looking at these WONDERFUL creations! I want to steal them all :) Seriously now, thank you for the inspiration, this is like a breath of fresh air, with the happy colors popping up on white in a simple yet sophisticated design!
Bowls are just wonderful! New Follower on Pinterest!
They turned out great! They don’t even look DIY!
Oh I love these bowls! I have tons of Martha Stewart Crafts paint/stencils–need to make some of these for gifts ASAP!
A so cute!! Won’t the paint wash off? I love the designs ll the colrs even the gold yellow color..so creative. Thanks for linking up to centerpiece Wednesday!!
I love the red best. It is geometric and circular; I’m in love.
My “want” definitely overtakes my “need”with the vast majority of my crafting projects/materials! My favorite is the red one. It reminds me of some of the bowls they sell at Anthropologie.
Gorgeous! Love them!
These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing such a great idea over at Do Tell Tuesday. I’ll need to remember to look for some bowls on my next trip to IKEA ;-)
So pretty! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday link party!
This turned out so well, Amy! I always love how polished your projects look… I don’t think you could ever produce anything that is handmade ugly! You’re a DIY rock-star for sure!
Featuring you today at the Inspiration Monday Party!!
These bowls are classy and beautiful! Thanks for linking to the Do Tell Tuesday party–come back each week! :)
Those bowls are so pretty!
I have only just found you tonight; but I must say, I’m impressed with all I’ve seen so far ! ! My fave is the red….lovely job you’ve done…you have yet y follower!!
Red for sure! They are all lovely and I want to try making some :) Have an awesome week!