Hello! I’m Haeley Giambalvo of Design Improvised blog where I love to create simple projects that make a big impact. If you’re looking for a project that you can do in under an hour with little more than a glue gun and craft paint, then I’m your girl! I love creating easy home decor projects, festive holiday decor, and also happen to have a thing for crafting with balloons!
One of my favorite challenges is taking thrifted items and putting a modern, colorful spin on them. Each month I create a Thrifty DIY project transforming something I found at my local Goodwill. These wood bowls are one of my favorites. You can find similar bowls readily at thrift stores for $1-$2 a piece and just a touch of paint can turn them into trendy decor pieces – the perfect catch-alls for your keys, jewelry, or office supplies!
To decorate the bowls all you need is some acrylic craft paint, adhesive stencils, and a foam brush. I used a set of adhesive stencils from Martha Stewart Crafts. Your local craft store should offer a wide range of adhesive stencils. They are perfect for any curved surface like these bowls!
Position the stencil where you want it on the bowl, pressing along all the edges with your fingernail to prevent any paint from seeping underneath. Then apply a small amount of paint with your foam brush. Let dry and repeat with additional stencils until you’ve achieved the look you want. I love the juxtaposition of the wood tones with the bright paint colors!
Thanks for letting me share one of my favorite projects with you! I hope you give it a try. Head to Design Improvised for more simple projects like this!