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Follow this tutorial and transform plastic mini crystal bowls with chalk paint & decal stickers to make these DIY Dollar Store Trinket Dishes.

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Most dollar stores, Wal Marts or even party supply stores often sell clear plastic plates and bowls, made to look like crystal dishes. It’s no secret that I love crafting with dollar store kitchen items, so today I decided to try a craft using mini clear plastic crystal bowls.

Supplies for Dollar Store Trinket Dishes

This craft came together in a snap – you just need to be a bit patient and wait for the paint to dry between coats. And all you really need is chalk paint and rub-on transfers (or a stamp, or decoupage embellishments, or anything else you like).

Video Tutorial: DIY Dollar Store Trinket Dishes

Just watch this quick video to see how this craft came together.

DIY Trinket Dish Craft
DIY Dollar Sore Trinket Dish Craft

Mini Trinket Dish Craft

Yield: 2 bowls
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty: easy

transform plastic mini crystal bowls with chalk paint & decal stickers to make these DIY Dollar Store Trinket Dishes.

Materials

Tools

Instructions

    1. Watch the video tutorial before you begin, and let that be your visual guide for this craft.
    2. Glue feet to the bowls: Use E6000 to glue 3 wood half balls to the bottom of each bowl. Let the glue dry. glue 3 wood half balls to bottom of each bowl
    3. Base coat white: Paint the bowls with white chalk paint. Add 1 coat to the outside, and 2 coats to the inside, allowing the paint to dry between each coat.
    4. Add color chalk paint: Add 2 coats of color chalk paint to the outside of each bowl. Paint in all directions, back and forth, to get complete coverage in all the nooks and crannies of the carved detail in the mini plastic bowls. paint outside of bowls with purple chalk paint
    5. Tip for painting the edges: To get a smooth paint line along the edge of the bowl (between the white paint and your color chalk paint), gently smooth the brush right up to the edge in a long, flowing motion.
    6. Add floral transfers: Cut the rub-on transfer down to size. Remove the clear backing, and use a smoothing tool to apply the transfer inside the bowl. Repeat on the other bowl.
    7. Seal your project: To make this craft waterproof, add a coat or two of clear spray finish.

The Finished DIY Trinket Dishes

DIY Dollar Sore Trinket Dish Craft

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Dollar Store DIY Trinket Dishes

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