I’m sure by now we’ve all gotten to know and love the latte bowl. Not only do they make a meal taste that much better (they really do, I’m sure of it!), they also act as double duty when you desperately need that extra large dose of caffeine. The only pitfall? It seems that everyone and their neighbour has a cupboard full of them. Luckily we’ve come up with a solution. Photographed by our beloved White Loft Studio, this easy-peasy DIY teaches you how to turn your latte bowl (or any other bowl for that mater) into an adorable work of art that will be sure to stand out amongst the crowd. Check out the full gallery for more!
Plastic or Paper Cup
Martha Stewart All Purpose Ceramic Paint
Sponge with Scrubbing Side
Newspaper or Other Paper to Crumple
1. Clean your bowls and make sure there aren’t any stickers. Crumple up some paper and rest your bowl on it upside down, on a slight angle.
2. In a plastic (or paper) cup, mix your ceramic paint with a small amount of water- just enough to make it spread a little easier, not so much that it becomes runny.
3. Paint the bowls, either with the brush or by dripping on small amounts of paint and letting it run. Keep in mind that the paint is not food safe, so if you are planning on using these bowls for eating, make sure you only paint the outside of the bowl. Let dry for 1 hour.
4. Using the rough side of your sponge, gently scrub off any extra paint you don’t like, or any areas where the drips have run all the way to the bottom of the bowl. Try not to touch any of the paint you’d like to keep.
5. Place your bowls upside down on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven and set it to 350 degrees. Bake for around 30 minutes. Once time is up, turn off the oven and let the bowls cool down inside it. Ta-da! Your paint should now be set.
Note: the bowls are dishwasher safe