A Kindess Bowl

Tallahassee Girl
by Tallahassee Girl
5 Materials
1 Week
As a child, I recall my mother making beautiful, frilly bowls. When I asked what they would hold, she just smiled and said, "they will hold kindness." "But won't the kindness go through the little holes," I asked. She would respond, "yes, if you make them the right way." My challenge for this week is something I have always wanted to try, "a kindness bowl."
I started my project with a cute little doily. After soaking it in 1/2 white glue and 1/2 water, I had to find a bowl that was just the right size and shape
After covering the bowl with Cling Wrap, I carefully centered the doily on the bowl and crimped the edges. Then, I placed the bowl in a roasting pan from The Dollar Tree. This kept the solution from dripping all over the place.
After about a week of natural drying, I hade my kindness bowl. I dressed it up a little by weaving it with a delicate ribbon.
In addition to kindness, I also added a few rose petals from our 30th wedding anniversary bouquet. How lovely the quote by Aesop, "No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. "
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  • Joan Joan on Jan 26, 2018
    Sorry but it appears that the doily first shown is not the same doily that was in the photos--it was much thinner and the pattern was different. Does that make a difference with the glue and water ratio and the drying time? Thanks.

  • Jo Jo on Aug 04, 2019

    Can a doily be repurposed as a rose pedal holder for a flower girl..? Suggestions?

  • Stacy rodgers Stacy rodgers on Mar 15, 2020

    What about mod pog

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  • Lori Lori on Jan 06, 2020

    I enjoyed and will definitely go it a try!!!!

  • Margaret Margaret on Apr 01, 2021

    I love this idea, I have a lot of doilies I've made in the past and they are just laying in a drawer. I'm going to try this, thankyou so much for sharing this