Decoupaged Spring Pedestal Bowl

 This project just reminds me of Spring 🐦

How to Make a Spring Pedestal Bowl

It began with a simple wooden bowl and an experiment.

A wooden bowl turned into a spring pedestal bowl

The experiment was with vintage sewing patterns. 

Decoupaging with vintage dress patterns

I've seen projects made with patterns before and I love the color and the look so I'm giving it a try. 

I haven't used a sewing pattern in 40 years so these really brought back memories of the days I made a lot of my clothes. 

I began by painting Mod Podge glossy finish all over the bottom of the wooden bowl. 

I cut large pieces of the pattern and laid it onto the wet Mod Podge. 

I painted over the pattern pieces with the Mod Podge as well

Modge Podge Decoupaging with vintage dress patterns

And then I went to bed wondering if this little decoupage experiment was going to work at all. 

Before I even reached for my first cup of coffee I checked on my bowl. 

Vintage dress pattern decoupage technique

Oh boy was I ever thrilled! 

This was better than I even expected! 

It almost looked like shiny brown paper which is a great look with the blue I chose. 

I got to finishing my project with renewed enthusiasm!

I painted the candlestick and the inside of the bowl with Provence a pretty Spring Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color. 

Spring blue decoupaged wooden pedestal bowl

I drilled a hole in the bowl so I could attach the bowl to the candlestick with E6000 glue and a screw. 

DIY Spring blue decoupaged wooden pedestal bowl

Making a DIY Spring blue decoupaged wooden pedestal bowl

When the paint dried I gave the whole piece a coat of Fusion Mineral Paint's Tough Coat

Making a Spring blue decoupaged wooden pedestal bowl

Making a Spring blue wooden pedestal bowl

Beautiful Spring blue wooden pedestal bowl

Before you go take a look at another wooden bowl I upcycled recently with stain. 

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decoupaged bowl, metal hand and Pinterest overlay

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much Laura... the sewing pattern was so much fun I've started another decoupage project!

  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVE THIS! Will share on Facebook this weekend- seriously, I never thought about decoupaging sewing patterns. I've used them before but never like this. GENIUS!

    1. Wow! Thank you so much Sarah, coming from you that's quite a compliment! :)

  3. Love love love this idea. The patterned paper looks like an antique with that old world color. And it makes the prefect compliment to the blue!!

    1. Thanks so much Mary... I love it with the blue :)

  4. Really clever. The combination of the painted surfaces and the earthier underside covered with the pattern pieces is really in style right now too...and I just scored a pattern, separated from its envelope, at a Goodwill last week! Wondered what I was going to do with it.

    1. Thank you Teddee you are such a sweetie! Have a great weekend! Have fun with the pattern!

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth, the color is perfect for Spring!

  6. OMG, I love this idea. I been sewing all my life and love patterns so this speaks to me. Going to be using those old patterns to craft.

    1. Go for it Kippi and have fun!!! I loved to sew at one point too!

  7. Ok, I have to say that I love this a lot! And I have a big stack of wooden bowls that I was going to paint white and stick in my booth. Those plans just got changed, lol! Thanks so much for sharing, such a great idea and I can't wait to make them. I pinned this so I would remember who to give credit to. =]


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