Wednesday, September 3, 2008

How To Make Miniature Bowls


Me assembling the Doll House

Last Christmas, my Grandmother got my daughter a dollhouse. Since then it has become apparent that the dollhouse is more for me rather than her. And lately I've been on some kind of dollhouse kick. I've been making and buying all kinds of things for it. One of the items I made recently was the egg carton bowls.

Directions below on how to make the bowls.


Supplies
Egg Cartons
decoupage glue
scraps of paper - I used washi paper



Starting with this part of the egg cartons, cut one of the sections off.








Cut the carton down so it resembles a bowl shape, it should look something like this.





Cut the paper into small strips and glue it to the bowl with the decoupage glue(refer to picture). Once the entire bowl is covered with paper, coat it twice with the decoupage medium. Let Dry. Done.






Miniature Tansu I purchased at Daiso

26 comments:

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh how fun! I might make a bunch of these and line them up on my windowsill. I'll be linking to this project.

M.Kate said...

Hello J, firstly, my girls will LOVE that dollhouse but unfortunately..we dont have it here on sale. Seems like you have more fun with the dollhouse :D Yesterday, Elissa had a project - making a bedroom out of a shoebox..and we had so much fun decorating..though cant make such pretty bowl like yours as its a shoebox, but I'll show her this post, she'll love the dollhouse :D
Happy weekend and as usual, tks a million for sharing..I love the idea of recycling anything, rather than just buying them.

this chicken said...

Oh so cute!

Bonney said...

Very cute!! What brand is that dollhouse; it looks quite sturdy.

nobu said...

Pretty doll house!
And that miniature traditionally Tansu is great. Especially detail is nice.
I must go to daiso tomorrow.

Fuji Mama said...

Love the bowl idea! Also, your choice is washi paper is great--it makes the bowl look like a traditional blue and white Japanese bowl!

xoBeau said...

oh, these are precious! my favorite toys as a little girl, were my hotwheels and my barbies w/ their homemade dollhouse!

kawaii crafter said...

Bonney,

The dollhouse is made by Plan Toys.

clara said...

The blue bowl really looks like 1 of mine :-) Great use of the egg carton.

Renna said...

How cute, and so very simple!

Tsoniki said...

I have *always* wanted a doll house! My family keeps saying to just get one if I want one LOL and seeing all the minis and others houses out there is enough to make me run out and buy one today.

Ginger said...

Is that cute are what ahhh i want to come over and play .
I love making things out of egg cartons.They have some cute pincushion out if them too.
hugs my dear friend.
ginger

ms firefly said...

soo cute!!! it's funny how the dollhouse became more for you than your daughter. :)
i was in the rijksmuseum before in amsterdam, and there were lots of dollhouses dating for hundreds of years, fully furnished with miniatures. i almost didn't want to leave. whew.

Ayie said...

the bowls look cute! also read your previous postings, really nice and informative.

VANMARIEKE said...

Very cute! And I love the washi paper!!!

mayaluna said...

Such a beautiful bowl! I'm storing up all of these miniature ideas for the coming cold months when our dollhouse gets much more use. Just like you, I'm the most excited about playing with it!

mayaluna said...

Such a beautiful bowl! I'm storing up all of these miniature ideas for the coming cold months when our dollhouse gets much more use. Just like you, I'm the most excited about playing with it!

contagiousyarning said...

Such a smart and adorable idea! Thanks for sharing. Now if only my Hub will make me that dollhouse he keeps promising :)

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Momo Fali said...

Adorable!

mushroommeadows said...

Such cute little bowls, and economical/creative too! :) I love your picture by the way! so sweet! :)

sunnie_fairy said...

cool! :]

Milkberry said...

Aw that is such a good idea! Thanks!!

katydiddy said...

Oh I love to play in my (I mean my daughter's) dollhouse!

Wendy said...

I love this! My daughter's dollhouse was more for me too. The only thing she's really played with it is "real estate". I wish I was kidding about that.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jocelan Thiessen said...

i love dollhouses! great idea for making bowls!