Monday, 22 December 2014

gift idea {melty bowl}

 It's been over a month since my last post. Not because there hasn't been anything to share, but because we have been so busy! School finished last week and making teacher gifts was one of the things that kept us busy.

Eli made some melty bowls using Ikea beads, oil spray and a Pyrex bowl. This idea is floating around Pinterest and is a quick, easy and very fun craft project.
 We sprayed the inside of the Pyrex bowl and poured some melty (perler) beads into the bottom.
 Eli pushed the melty beads up the sides so that they were in a single layer.
 We checked to make sure that the top of the beads was fairly even in height all the way around.
And then into a preheated oven (180 degrees Celcius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit) for about 10 minutes.
 When it came out it the melty beads looked fabulous!
Lots of colours and a wonderful texture.
We waited for our colourful creation to cool before taking it out of the Pyrex bowl. We had oiled it well, so it slipped out very easily.
 A bit of a wash with dish washing liquid removed the oiliness on the outside.
And it's done!
While these are obviously not recommended for use with food, they are great for storing bits and pieces like keys or other small objects.
Eli couldn't bear to part with it, so we made a few more to give away!


  1. Wow what a great project Jeneta and love the colours.xx

  2. Cool!! We were given some of those beads as a birthday present not long ago. Now I know what to do with them!

  3. Wow, that is so cool!! You do the most fun things in the Plum Jam household!!

  4. Oh wow!! That bowl of yours do beat all. I'm with Rachael, it must be so much fun to live in your house....'tis very creative, you all are!!

  5. I loved your idea so much that my daughter and I made two of these bowls last night. We spent (lots of) time with toothpicks to make patterns. My rainbow one worked, but the bottom of her flower one puffed up for some reason. We made little custard cups and they both turned out lovely. I like the puffy bottom of hers, as it will hold clover clips and make them easier to grab. That's the magic of these projects: it's always a surprise and exciting to see how they bake up. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe for these!


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