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May 7, 2011

Egg Shell Mosaic Fruit Bowl



I have needed a fruit bowl for a while - but I was reluctant to buy plain a metal basket.  I wanted something more colorful, to complement the colors in the kitchen. 

I found this white ceramic bowl very inexpensively at the China Fair store, anticipating that I would decorate it myself somehow.

 

When I saw this idea at Crafts by Amanda - I was so excited to try it on my fruit bowl!

I saved some of the eggs shells from Easter, and dyed some other eggs that I had blown out and saved previously, making sure that I had different shades of a variety of colors.


I used mod podge to place my egg shells, and covered them in a thick coat to seal them to the bowl. 

I also finished with a clear finish spray.  I don't plan on washing this bowl, just wiping it down as needed - so I hope it holds up well. 
I did a sun scene on one side, and a moon scene on the other, so that I could use a wide array of colors.  I love it!  It adds just the dash of color I was hoping for!


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11 comments:

  1. Wickedly awesome bowl! I love how it turned out. Following your blog now from Take a Look Tuesday. Pop on by Wiccan Make Some Too when you can & say "hi".

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  2. So creative! I never would have thought of this! Stopping by from Sugar Bee Crafts and just became your newest follower. I would love if you'd hop over to my blog and follow me back! www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com

    Kristen
    Turning a House into a Home

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  3. Lindsay - Love the bowl. The colors in the design are fabulous - I would never have guessed it was shells. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope the rest of your week is wonderful~ Stephanie Lynn
    www.bystephanielynn.com

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  4. Wow! Eggshell mosaic is a really cool new technique and you did a beautiful job of showing just how professionally it can be done!

    So glad I saw your post featured over at Flamingo Toes!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  5. Love this Lindsay!!! I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/05/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-6/
    Thanks for linking up - as always your projects are fabulous. ;)

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  6. This is such an awesome idea. So cheap and easy to do, too! Thanks for sharing this. I'm definitely going to be trying this soon. I go through so many eggs.

    You're more than welcome to link up at the Sunburnt Cow link party.

    Cheers,
    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

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  7. Your creations are just beautiful!

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  8. How fun... It turned out great! Thanks for linking to It's Stinkin Cute Craft Thursday! (Sorry it was late this week!)

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  9. This is such a cool idea!! I love it!!

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