Have you ever looked at something pretty regular and everyday in your house, something that you normally might not put too much thought into, and suddenly thought to yourself “I could make this”? Well, this might sound a little out of left field, but we’ve been doing that lately with bowls! We took a pottery class recently and now we can’t stop noticing bowls and all of the different creative, unique, and decorative ways they can be created and things they can be made from. That’s why we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled lately for crafty DIY bowl tutorials that we might like to try!
Are you feeling just as enamoured with the concept of making your very own DIY bowls as we were, if not more? Check out this list of 15 awesome ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. DIY rope bowls
Does your home have a rather distinct rustic, old fashioned, or farmhouse inspired feel to it that you’ve worked quite hard to establish, so now you really like to make sure that the decorative things you’re making really suit the scheme? In that case, we have a feeling that you’ll get a real kick out of how simply DIY Joy made this awesome spiralled rope bowl in just a few simple steps!
2. DIY glitter bowls
Are you the kind of person whose home and personal style has always been bright, shiny, and eye catching, so you’ve been scrolling through our list kind of hoping to find something a little on the flashier side? Then you just might be the perfect person to give these amazing DIY glitter bowls featured on Jumble Joy a try!
3. Pretty balloon sugar bowl
Are your favourite kinds of crafts and DIY projects almost always the ones that involve some kind of element that feels a little bit like a science experiment? Well, especially if you love watching the actual state of things change when you do things like add heat, then we’re pretty sure you’ll get a real kick out of the way How to Cook That made this amazing drip effect sugar bowl that’s actually made from real melted sugar!
4. DIY sea glass bowl
Have you had the fortunate experience of being able to collect pieces of gorgeous sea glass on beach visits but now you have a decently sizeable collection and you’re looking for something lovely and creative to do with it? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Debi’s Design Diary made this entire sea glass bowl in just a few careful steps!
5. Cute button bowl
Are you a big fan of the mosaic style, pieced together bowl that we just showed you above but you don’t actually have any sea glass and you’re not likely to get your hands on any? Then perhaps it’s time to put your button collection to good use instead! We love the quirky, kitschy look of the lovely button bowls and baskets that you’ll find outlined in detail on The Whoot.
6. Lovely string bowl
Are you actually still thinking about how much you loved the idea of making a decorative bowl or fruit bowl that’s a little more rustic in its aesthetic but you’re just not sure that the very even rope design is quite the one for you? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better making something like this slightly more eclectic looking jute string bowl outlined nice and simply on Tuts Plus.
7. DIY stamped clay bowls
Have you been scrolling through our list thinking about your pottery lessons and how you’re pretty convinced that you might rather make something from clay, but you’re also wondering whether you might take the decorative element to the next level? In that case, we think you simply must give this lovely stamped bowl project featured on Gathering Beauty some consideration! We adore the way they painted inside the indentations.
8. Wrapped fabric bowl
Are you usually the kind of person who spends their DIY time working with softer materials like fabric, but you went into this pretty sure that your skills there wouldn’t really apply to this project? Well, Crafty Gemini Creates would actually beg to differ! Check out their tutorial to learn more about how this stunning, colourful wrapped fabric bowl was made.
9. DIY sharpie bowls
Perhaps you’ve actually been thinking a little more about embellishing plain pre-made bowls you already have, rather than making your own from scratch, because you’re a bit of a beginner at this whole crafting thing? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get along a little better with something like this sharpie designed bowl! A Piece of Rainbow is here to show you how they made theirs in just a few simple steps.
10. DIY confetti bowls
Were you almost totally sold on the idea of making a glitter bowl like we showed you before, but you’re looking for a design that’s a little more celebratory for a party, rather than looking quite so classy? Then we’re convinced that this confetti bowl tutorial outlined in awesome, clear detail on The Lovely Project might be a little more up your alley!
11. Decorative leaf bowl
Even if you’re not currently in the right season for the project, are you totally the kind of person who loves bookmarking seasonal ideas for later, just to make sure you have all kinds of relevant crafting ideas when that time of year rolls around? Then we’d totally suggest saving this lovely bowl made from actual leaves for next fall! Crafts Unleashed shows you how it’s done.
12. Perler bead bowl
Are you still thinking about how awesome the heating and melting action of the sugar bowl that we showed you earlier was, but you’ve been hoping to make something your kids can actually play house with when it’s finished, so you need something a little more durable? In that case, we’d suggest giving this melted perler bead bowl outlined step by step on The Daily Party Dish some consideration!
13. DIY lace doily bowl
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to find something a little more feminine and whimsical looking? Well, if you can get your hands on an old lace doily that’s not being used, then you’ll have almost everything you need to make this stunning little lace doily trinket bowl set featured in detail on A Little Craft in Your Day!
14. Stunning DIY detailed leaf bowl
Have we actually got you feeling quite torn between the idea of making a leaf bowl and the idea of making a bowl from clay, and now you’re having trouble deciding between the two? Well, who ever said you have to choose? Instead, we’d encourage you to take a look at how Instructables Craft used a leaf as a shape template and texture stamp to make a clay bowl that just looks and is painted like a leaf!
15. Hand blown concrete bowls
Are you actually a slightly more experienced crafting enthusiast who’s looking for a little bit of a challenge? Maybe your home has a bit of an industrial chic aesthetic to it and you’re hoping to create a decorative bowl that will suit. Either way, we think you simply must take a look at the way Art Studio made these stunning decorative hand blown concrete bowls in a way that’s surprisingly much easier than it looks!
Have you made another kind of awesome DIY bowl before that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!