Fancy Fiesta: DIY Pattern Bowls

DIY Pattern Bowls — These DIY pattern bowls are helping to make tasty dishes and dinner parties prettier, one bowl at a time! Plus, you can make them in no time…

DIY Pattern Bowls - Sugar & Cloth

I don’t know about you but I, Teri whole heartedly love having people over for food. So much so that I’ve chosen to have a dining room table over a desk!

Our ‘cozy’ London flat doesn’t allow room for both unfortunately. But I’m more than happy if it means there are people in my home throughout the week that I can cook for.

With that in mind I always think tasty food belongs in pretty dishes, like these DIY pattern bowls.

DIY Pattern Bowls - Sugar & Cloth

They’re perfect for summer treats and nibbles inside or outside. And these bowls couldn’t be easier to make!

Never mind the fact that my cupboard is already rammed full to exploding with plates, pots, glassware and bowls. I couldn’t not try and squeeze a few more dishes into this swollen Aladdin’s cave…

DIY Pattern Bowls - Sugar & Cloth

Materials Needed To Make DIY Pattern Bowls

  • Terra cotta bowls or creme brûlée dishes
  • Purple, green and white porcelain paint — I used Pebeo.
  • 1 medium paintbrush
  • 1 finer paintbrush
  • Spray shellac

DIY Pattern Bowls - Sugar & Cloth

How To Make DIY Pattern Bowls

1 — Start by painting the background colors onto the inside of your bowls, leaving the terracotta rim exposed.

I painted one white, one lilac and one mint. To make the mint and lilac shades, simply mix a little bit of purple or green to a fair amount of white paint.

Leave this to dry, preferably overnight.

DIY Pattern Bowls - Sugar & Cloth

2 — Check the bowls when the paint is dry. You may or may not need a second coat of the base color. If so, then leave to dry again.

DIY Pattern Bowls - Sugar & Cloth

3 — Then, paint the motifs on over the top, using a thinner paint brush. All of these are simple shapes to paint on so don’t worry about being a fully fledged artist.

4 — Dry bake in a pre-heated oven at 300 F for 35 mins or to the instructions on the back of your paint pot.

DIY Pattern Bowls - Sugar & Cloth

5 — Once baked and completely cool, spray the food safe clear shellac over the entire bowl surface.

Let set completely for 72 hours.

DIY Pattern Bowls - Sugar & Cloth

DIY Pattern Bowls - Sugar & Cloth

 

DIY Pattern Bowls - Sugar & Cloth

DIY Pattern Bowls - Sugar & Cloth

Now you can put your new set of dipping bowls to good use. Invite a some friends round, don a margarita and fill the dishes with tasty pre-dinner snacks.

You could even make a whole bunch more if you’re planning a bigger soiree to really deck your table out!

15 thoughts on “Fancy Fiesta: DIY Pattern Bowls”

  1. I don’t knoW MUCH ABOUT PORCELAINE PAINTS, i’M SEEING THERE ARE DIFFERENT KINDS ON YOUR AMAZON LINK. wOULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHICH ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THIS PROJECT? love love love alllll your projects! thx!

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  2. They’re cute, but according to the paint company (Pebeo), the paint shouldn’t be used on any surface that touches food. It’s only supposed to be used to paint the *outside* of the bowls. Here’s a link to the usage pdf:
    http://en.pebeo.com/content/download/4996/148639/file/FT_Porcelaine150_EN_191114.pdf

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