How to decorate wooden bowls with African wax and resin epoxy

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I stumbled upon these lovely wooden bowls at a local thrift store. Since they come in a set of 3 I immediately had in my mind that it would be nice to have different prints of fabrics in them, cut into different shapes and pieces with some resin epoxy on top. The bowls don’t necessarily have to hold anything in them, as they can also serve as decoration.

Supplies needed:

  • print fabric,
  • resin epoxy,
  • textile glue,
  • cardboard (optional)
  • a precision knife.

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It is simple. Just cut out de fabric in a shape you desire. Glue the fabric onto the bottom of the bowl with a bit of textile glue and let it dry for a couple of minutes. For the bowl with the fabric at the bottom that has the shape of Africa, I use a cardboard template. When the shapes of Africa are cut out of the fabric, it has to be attached to another piece of (white) cardboard before you can glue it onto the bottom of the bowl.

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In the meantime mix some resin epoxy and let it sit for 10 minutes. Remember to read and follow the instructions on how to mix your resin. You can also check this older post where I show you how to work with resin epoxy. As your resin epoxy is ready for use and the glue in the bowl has dried, it is now time to pour the resin into the bowl until the fabric is submerged just under the surface. Let the resin epoxy air dry for at least 18 hours. These bowls are nice as decoration for your living space!

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