I don’t need to say it again, Fall is my favorite time of year! (Oh, I guess I just said it again!?!?!?) And, every year, I like to add something new to my fall decor. With the busy life we all lead, what I make has to be fun, inexpensive and quick!
So in this how to video, I show you how to transform Friendly Plastic pellets into faux ceramic bowls that you can paint to match any…and I mean ANY decor or season! View the how-to video on my Youtube channel– click here
Helpful Hint and tips: I spray painted my bowls with Krylon Indoor/Outdoor spray paint in orange. After it dried, I went over it with rust alcohol ink to create a mottled look. Finally, I attempted to put a sealer on it, but instead of grabbing the acrylic sealer, I grabbed a can of black chalkboard paint! WHOA! OOPSIE DAISY! Actually though, I really liked the effect this gave the bowl so I added a little more around the edges.
You can also color the pellets – watch this video on how to color Friendly Plastic Pellets
Friendly Plastic can be heated and reheated multiple times.
- Friendly Plastic Pellets – about 2 ounces
- Blue tape
- Aluminum foil
- Crop-O-Dile – heavy duty hole punch
- Krylon Spray paint in your colors of choice
- Electric Skillet/Melting pot
- Embossing Tool/Heat Tool
- Bowl of cold water
- Paper towels
- Non-stick worksurface
Heat water between 200 and 260 degrees. All heating units vary in temperature. The water should not be boiling and should be just below a simmer.
- Add pellets to water until they are clear.
- To make the mold: Bunch up newspaper and add tap to form an oval. Wrap with aluminum foil. This will become your slump mold.
- Remove pellets from water and form a ball in your hand. Stretch the pellets to form a pancake. The edges of the pancake should be fairly thin and able to go through the hole punch. Allow to cool until the pancake becomes milky white again.
- Punch holes into edges of pancake with hole punch.
- Lay pancake onto non-stick worksurface. Heat edges with heat tool and stretch holes into asymetrical shapes. Repeat this step until you have gone all the way around the pancake. Allow to cool again until it turns milky white.
- Lay the pancake on top of the slump mold and use the heat tool to heat the edges. As the edges become hot they will slump and form around the mold. Allow to cool completely before removing the slump mold.
- Paint with favorite color of spray paint.
Caution: This is not food safe. Please make sure that any food or candy place into the bowl is wrapped.
Acrylic Gloss sealer