Turn an Old Wood Bowl Into a Hanging Plant Shelf

I found an old wood bowl at the thrift store earlier int he summer. One of those dime a dozen bowls, nothing really special. It was $2! I bought it, but wasn't sure what I planned to do with it. I didn't need a large wood bowl, but I figured I'd come up with something eventually.
I had two brand new colors of Unicorn SPiT I needed to try out, and I figured this would be the perfect opportunity!
I started working on the bowl before I really knew exactly what I wanted the final outcome to be. It was therapeutic not really knowing, just going with the flow. First step was to clean up the bowl, and then I added two colors of Unicorn SPiT in circles around the bottom of the bowl.
After pressing some kitchen plastic wrap down over the SPiT, I spread it and smooshed (technical term) it around. Lift the plastic straight up and off when you're done smooshing.

Unicorn SPiT has to be sealed with an oil based polyurethane. I used a satin finish, then I drilled three holes in the sides of my bowl with a spade drill bit.
I added some white rope through the holes I had drilled in the bowl. Three strands of the same length rope.
Isn't that the prettiest bowl bottom you've ever seen? I love how the SPiT takes on a life of it's own. It swirls and marbles and has a 3D look that's hard to capture on camera.
I think the old wood bowl turned out to be a pretty great hanging plant shelf, don't you think?

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Kelli @CraftShackChronicles
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  • Cathymack Cathymack on Sep 16, 2016
    Did you spray water prior & after adding the Unicorn Spit??

  • S S on Sep 22, 2016
    Doesn't having the holes drilled so low on the bowl make it unstable?

  • Mary Mary on Jan 17, 2022

    How do you get it to drip down the sides?? And did you cover that part with the plastic wrap also

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