How I did it.
I just love the Bread Dough Bowl I purchased last autumn at The Country Living Fair.
I think it could be called a Bread Trough. I could bathe my Dachshund in it!
When I decorated the Bread Dough Bowl with pumpkins in the autumn, that was easy – they were just the right size.
I shopped for things to fill the bowl.
I like decorative balls, but finding pretty ones – enough – to fill the bowl could be cost prohibitive.
I can make these….
As I looked at various balls and decor items for the bowl, I was at the same time figuring out how I could make them.
Making your own decorative balls.
Styrofoam balls can be wonderful bases for decorative balls. You can cover them with fabric and as in my case, sheet moss. Beads, shells, rose petals and more…there are so many possibilities.
I was delighted to find paper mache eggs – large ones. These worked out beautifully with the dried Lavender buds…very fragrant too!
Faux Lavender bunches, faux mont, moss stones, wire basket with faux fern, grape vine balls and a African Violet rounded up the items to fill the trough.
Alone, these decorative items would not stand out enough…
they would sit deep in the bowl not giving me the look I’d imagined.
I save packaging from items I’ve ordered. Two of my favorite online shopping sites proveded me with the solution to filling the Bread Dough Bowl. OneKingsLane always wraps their products in the best bubble wrap I’ve ever seen! I’ve kept all of the bubble wrap for future use. Decor Steals oftentimes packages their items in thick brown paper.
Bubble Wrap and Brown packing paper…
The first thing I did was lay a layer of bubble wrap in the empty Bread Dough Bowl. I laid double layers at the ends – I wanted to place the metal carrier in the center. I then laid the brown paper over the bubble wrap – tucking in the ends. This paper is very close to the color of the bowl, giving me just the right illusion of the inside of the bowl.
Add your decorative items.
The Lavender and mint were placed first – the stems were tucked in underneatht the bubble wrap. I placed the caddy with the faux fern in the center. Next came the large Lavender bud eggs. I then added the grapevine balls – all of the biggest items first. Then the moss balls. Once these were in, I placed the moss stones to cover any exposed area. I moved the mint stems around to fill in more lavender color in the center. Last was the African Violet.
There you have it! That’s how I made the decor items ‘Stand Out’ in this large Bread Dough Bowl.
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