Monday, April 6, 2015

DIY String Bowls

Before we packed up our Easter stuff, I decided to make some fun and funky STRING BOWLS with L...we used the bottoms of our Easter eggs for molds. How cute are these? And even better, all the materials needed we already had lying around the probably do too! If you don't have Easter egg bottoms to use, any small or medium-sized bowls will work for molds. 

Materials needed:
-small plastic bowls or Easter egg bottoms
-yarn or string
-white glue
-plastic wrap
-glitter (optional)
-hair dryer (optional)

First, cover your molds with plastic wrap.

In a small bowl, mix a little bit of water into some white glue. If you like, mix some glitter into the glue as well.

Next, cut your string into small pieces and stir it into the glue. You can experiment with this step...we did one bowl using 1-inch pieces of yarn, another using 2-3 inch pieces, and one bowl using one long piece of string. 

Remove each piece of string from the glue, one at a time, and lay them across your mold. If the glue is thick on the string, you can squeeze some of the excess glue off. 

Once all your string is laid out across and around your molds, lay them aside to dry. It may take a couple days for the glue to dry completely, or you can speed up the process by using a hair dryer. 

After the glue has dried, turn your bowls over. Remove the molds and the plastic wrap.

Using fine-tipped scissors, you can trim any string or glue that you may need to off the edges. 

Beautiful and fun! Perfect for rings, hair clips, buttons and trinkets!

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