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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  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".

  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!

    Turning a House into a Home

  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

  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

  5. Love this Lindsay!!! I featured you today!
    Thanks for linking up - as always your projects are fabulous. ;)

  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.

    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

  7. Your creations are just beautiful!

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

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