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!
What you’ll need:
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!