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Create a Simple Lace Doily Bowl

Do you need a place to drop your keys or put your rings? This DIY craft will make a pretty bowl for those random items you always seem to misplace! So instead of running to a store to find the perfect small bowl, test your creative side and make your own, don’t worry we will show you how in nine simple steps!

Here is what you will need:

Air-drying clay, lace doily, paint brush, white acrylic paint, rolling pin, small bowl, knife, Sandpaper

Here is how to make it:

To begin, roll your clay to an estimated 3 mm thickness and place your lace doily over the clay and use the rolling pin to press the lace down. Now, carefully remove the lace doily and make sure a lace impression has been left in the clay. Once there is a clear lace impression, lay the bowl upside down over the clay and cut around it with a knife. Take the bowl off and gently life the clay and place it lace-side-up in the bowl. By doing this, you are ensuring that your bowl dries with an even and correct curve.

Let it dry…

Although this may test your patience, you will need to wait a day for the piece to fully dry, but once it does dry you can have a little fun and use sandpaper to smooth out the rough edges and then paint the bowl with the white acrylic paint and let it dry. Now you can set your new bowl on a side table and use it daily!

If you plan on attempting this simple yet useful craft, visit Lace Heaven for your lace pattern of choice and get started today!

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