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« on: December 19, 2013 01:25:02 PM »

I found this wooden bowl at the thrift store and I knew it would be great with some Mod Podge and paper modifications. It didn't take long to decided what to do with it. We had bought a bunch of little plastic animals for our toddler for Christmas and I wanted to use this bowl to put the animals in for her. I initially was looking for some wrapping paper like I used to find at an art store but the craft stores had nothing like it. Then I thought about using old, used story books. When I couldn't find anything that suited me I decided to just print out what I wanted instead.

My daughter has several Charley Harper books, cards and other items and we love the art so that's what I looked for online. I simply modified it a bit in Photoshop and then printed it out, cut it up and glued it on. I painted the top black and then Mod Podged the whole thing a couple times over. It didn't line up perfectly as the bowl is a little uneven, but I doubt a toddler will notice that!


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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013 01:26:24 PM »

Great project!  Yes, that before picture was just begging for a makeover Smiley.  I really like the black rim which makes all the print pop and gives it a finished touch.
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013 11:48:34 AM »

Wow, you really improved it!
I love the pictures you used, it's so whimsical and PERFECT for a toddler. Smiley
I'm really tempted to do this with some wooden bowls I was given, haha. I don't know what sort of paper I'll use, though...
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014 12:43:52 PM »

Great make over! I love the coloures you picked, and it looks so lovely with the toys in it! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014 09:02:47 AM »

Awesome! You made it so bright and colorful.  Smiley

I hope you don't mind, but I moved one of your "after" pictures to be the first picture shown so it shows up in the thumbnail. I think people will see it and want to click on your thread. It's way prettier than your "before" photo. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2014 08:44:41 AM »

This looks amazing Smiley think I need to get my hands on a bowl Wink
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2014 12:04:37 PM »

yes is looks so much better!

I have tried to modpodge with napkins, but I suck at that  Angry
Next time I'll try paper instead! (fabric works for me too!)

Great job! Looks so bright and fun!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2014 08:51:06 AM »

This is such a lovely change. The colors and theme are very springy. Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2014 09:15:36 AM »

Beautiful!! I love the folk-art feel to this piece. What a great update.
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