A decorative plaster bowl is a gorgeous way to add texture and depth to your shelves and tables. Luckily, you don't have to spend big bucks on this design-worthy piece. This DIY project shows how to easily make your own using two IKEA bowls and Plaster of Paris, a staple in the art world.
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Things You'll Need
Before you begin, cover the surface where you'll be working with a piece of cardboard or a plastic cover sheet.
Prep the bowls by lightly sanding the outside of them with a sanding block.
Using super glue, adhere the bottom of each bowl together.
Add some plaster to a disposable container. Add enough water to get a thick cake batter consistency.
Apply the plaster to the bowls using a putty knife.
Keep smoothing on the plaster. You can keep the plaster looking rough or continue to smooth and thin using the putty knife and your hands. (Be sure to wear disposable gloves if you use your hands.)
Lightly sand the bowl to smooth any overly rough edges.
Seal the plaster bowl with Mod Podge. Allow to dry.