This post is a smorgasbord of holiday cheer!
Up first, a super easy gift to make for any girl. This gift has an intended recipient...but I SO want to keep it for myself. Is that bad?
To make this little bowl you simply roll out a block of clay to about 1/4" thick. Lay a doily over a section of the bowl and smash it into the clay using a rolling pin.
At this point you can either leave the edges as the are or use something circular to cut out the clay. Doing this will give you a perfectly circular bowl. If you want a more organic looking bowl (which I did) you can omit this step.
Bake your bowl in a 275 degree over for approximately 15 minutes. Do not over bake. Check the instructions on your clay to verify the baking time.
The edges will be a little jagged. Simply sand them down with a fine to medium grit piece of sandpaper or sanding sponge. (I used both.)
Spray paint with desire paint color. I used white primer because I wanted a very matte finish.
And in case you're wondering...yes I did carve my initials into the side.
Admire your super cute little bowl.
And some of the decorations around my house. This isn't all of them...which made me realize I really do have a ton of decorations.
And is it me or does this one look like a photo from a catalogue?
Jason's one group of decorations...and the only kitschy decorations. :)
I hope your holiday season is going well and a very Happy Hanukkah to anyone celebrating!