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DIY Ring Bowl made with vintage pearls

One of my favorite bloggers, Heather Bullard, created this marvelous DIY project that could be easily turned into a DIY vintage ring bowl. This project will require many strands of old faux pearl necklaces, but you can find them at thrift shops or flea markets for a few bucks. I added instructions on how to adapt this project to make a ring bowl as well so I don’t leave you in the dark wondering how to!

DIY Ring Bowl made with vintage pearls

What you’ll need:

  • 3 wooden hearts (can be found at Michaels or Joann’s)
  • craft paint (mod podge may work as well)
  • strands of old faux pearl necklaces
  • Martha’s Glitter Glue
  • a drill or small nails and a hammer (to poke a hole to turn into a ring bowl)
  • Antiquing Glaze (to give the wooden hearts an aged look)
  • Step 1: To make a ring bowl from this project, I would first drill (or hammer) to small holes at the top of the heart. That way you can thread a ribbon or yarn to tie the rings later.

    Step 2: paint the back of the wooden heart.

    Step 3: once the back of the wooden heart is dry, apply a think coat of glue on the main part of the wooden heart. Remember the holes I asked you make? Cover them with toothpicks for now. Using several different strands creates great texture and depth of color.

    Step 4: While the glue was still damp I filled the inside with enough pearls to cover completely and gently pressed down on them to set them. You may have to go back and fill in a couple loose ones later.

    Step 5: Brush antiquing glaze to age them a bit. Once they’re dry, remove the toothpicks and thread a think ribbon or yarn. Tie the rings et voila!

    DIY Ring Bowl made with vintage pearls

    DIY Ring Bowl made with vintage pearls

    DIY Ring Bowl made with vintage pearls

    *all images by Heather Bullard

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