Simple Wooden Dough Bowl DIY

Wooden Dough Bowls are one of my favorite ways to display decor! They can be changed out for any season and are super versatile! This Simple Wooden Dough Bowl DIY was made fabulous by using gilding size and silver leaf. I’m in love with the way it turned out…

supplies needed to create this wooden dough bowl diy

wooden dough bowl diy supplies

how to use silver leaf on a simple wooden dough bowl

  1. Dip a super small amount of gilding size to a chip brush and only apply in the areas you wish to for the foil to adhere.brushing on gilding size
  2. Let the size “come to tack” or dry for about 5 mins to get tacky instead of just wet.
  3. Carefully open the silver leaf and separate the divider sheets to gently remove a single sheet of foil.silver leaf foil
  4. Lay the silver foil over the area that was prepared with the size medium.applying silver leaf to wooden dough bowl
  5. Tap it down gently, brushing off any excess.
  6. Remove from any areas you do not want coverage by scraping it away.
  7. Add to any areas missed by applying another sheet of foil.

If you missed the step by step video tutorial, you can find it HERE.

That’s it!  Super easy DIY with a huge result! This will make any dull average wooden piece of decor pop and look like it came from a high end decor gallery! What do you think?

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SIMPLE WOODEN DOUGH BOWL

Wooden Dough Bowls are one of my favorite ways to display decor! They can be changed out for any season and are super versatile! This Simple Wooden Dough Bowl DIY was made fabulous by using gilding size and silver leaf. I'm in love with the way it turned out...

Materials

  • 1 heart shaped wooden dough bowl
  • 1 gilding size medium
  • 1 silver leaf foil
  • 1 chip brush

Instructions

  • Dip a super small amount of gilding size to a chip brush and only apply in the areas you wish to for the foil to adhere.
  • Let the size "come to tack" or dry for about 5 mins to get tacky instead of just wet.
  • Carefully open the silver leaf and separate the divider sheets to gently remove a single sheet of foil.
  • Lay the silver foil over the are you prepared with the size medium.
  • Tap it down gently, brushing off any excess.
  • Remove from any areas you do not want coverage by scraping it away.
  • Add to any areas missed by applying another sheet of foil.

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2 Comments

  1. Do you spray on any protective coating such as polyurethane?

    1. southerncrush says:

      You definitely can and should if you plan to put something inside the container.

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