Thursday, June 7, 2012

DIY Vignette ~ Beach Terrarium, Storage Tray, and Jewelry Bowl

Hi lovelies!  Today I'm sharing with you what I made using some amazing products I received from Plaid Crafts!  They've recently added a huge Plaid Crafts section at Walmart, and I was challenged to see what I could make! {More after the break}

First I decided to make a beach terrarium!

The large pedestal bowl was less than $7 at Walmart!

First you'll need Mod Podge and some scrapbooking paper that looks like water ripples.  Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the front of the paper and stick it to the inside of the bowl.  Then apply a thick coat to the back of the paper, forming a seal.  Let dry at least 2 days.

I also picked up these beachy looking plants in the garden department and planted them in the soil I filled the bowl with.

Next I added some sand a friend brought back from Hawaii.

Now the rest is up to you!  I added some shells, sticks, and rocks to complete the landscape.

And her's what it looks like!

I love this piece, and it's so fun to look at and have a mini-tropical escape!

I've wanted to make a decorative bowl I can toss my baubles in, so I decided to make one too!

I found a plain white bowl for about $3.

I mixed together some of the paints I received until I had a minty color.

Lay a piece of painter's tape securely down the middle of the bowl.

And paint away!

Now's when you should remove the tape.  Please note that I forgot to and wound up with some jagged edges.

Once dry, you should re-tape the line, we're now going to cover the painted area with transparent chunky glitter paint!  (this is my fave!)

Apply a nice, thick coat, remove the tape, and let dry.

Once dry, let's seal it with some Mod Podge!

And here's the finished product!

Finally, I've been wanting to make a tray to keep my coffee table tidy.

You'll need brushes, paint, stencils, and a tray.  I found this tray in the picnic section for about $3.

I mixed together a few colors to get the nude/orange color I wanted and applied a crocodile print stencil to the tray.  This took patience and lots of moving the stencil around and waiting for areas to dry.

Done stenciling!

Now time to seal it with Mod Podge.

Let's glue some rope trim to the perimeter!  I found the rope in the hardware department and used my trusty glue gun to apply the rope trim.

And it's done!

I love these items, and I thought they made a cute vignette!  They can be used virtually anywhere!  The beach terrarium would make a fabulous centerpiece too.

What's your favorite?

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Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.


  1. These are fabulous Lia! I love each piece but I think my favorite is the jewelry bowl!

  2. I love all of your projects Lia-they are very clever and original! It would be difficult for me to choose a favorite.
    I do like the look of that transparent chunky glitter paint!

  3. Those are so cool! And I agree - very unique!

  4. I love this!! It's so creative. One actually gave me an idea for a DIY I'm planning yay!

  5. These are so fabulous!! I wish I could do this.

  6. Clever DIY....thanks!!


  7. These are some great DIYs! Love the new layout Lia. I am definitely going to try the jewelry bowl!

  8. may i imitate what you did to those plant bowls?! such a great idea!


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