Monday 21 November 2011

Plastic Bead Bowl Tutorial

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I saw a great tutorial a while back on how to make a plastic bead bowl (shown below) over at Chameleon Girls, this is a great mother and daughter run blog, here is their link:

I have tried to demonstrate using pictures how I made this bowl, here are the steps:

Step 1: Find all those unwanted small craft beads that children have (the ones that are meant for ironing!)
Step 2:  Find an ovenproof bowl and cover the inside with cooking oil, then add the beads.
Step 3: Spread the beads out so that you have the whole bowl covered. They should stick to the sides easily with the oil.

Step 4: Make sure there are no big gaps, use your fingers or a knife to smooth out as much as possible to make it even looking.
Step 5: Once the bowl is completely covered in beads, place into a pre-heated oven (about 200 degrees). Depending on the size of the bowl/beads the time in the oven can vary, keep checking frequently.
Step 6: Once the plastic has melted, remove the bowl from the oven. Allow to cool down. Once cool, submerge bowl into some water, this makes it easier to remove the plastic bowl from the ovenproof bowl.
Step 7: Use the finished bowl for whatever your needs, decoration, storage or as a gift!

Please note:  I am not an expert regarding melting plastic so I can not say if there are any toxic fumes warnings to actually give. I would suggest that if you are concerned then you should do your own research on the matter. I have since seen these tutorials on a few sites and nobody is really mentioning any warnings. I would however recommend you have the windows open because it did give off a strong smell!

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  1. Karima what a lovely idea and so gorgeous your bowl looks

  2. That is really neat!

    Stopping by from the Monday Monkey Hop. I'm following by GFC and facebook. I'd love if you stopped by my blog.

    Lisa @

  3. Fun idea! Thanks for linking up!

  4. I have like a million of these beads (of course bought the enourmous package for one or two colors). I think this would be really cute in school colors. Thanks.

  5. That turned out awesome!! Amazing! I would love for you to come share this at our link party right

  6. Thank you all for your lovely comments, This was such a fun task to do - my children helped me press the beads on! The choice of styles depends on what ovenproof bowls you have. Thanks for those now following! Karima

  7. What a fun, bright bowl! That's a fantastic idea.:)

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  9. Sorry for deleting my other comment!

    What a cute bowl!

    Have a great week/weekend.

  10. That is so cool!!! I lvoe that your kids helped you too! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day too :D

  11. What a fun idea. They look amazing. This is just what I need for the girls room. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. (actually I thought I was already following you but I couldn't find you in my blog list. But now I am definitely following you)
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  12. I made it too, it's so easy!


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