2.16.2013

The Evolution of a Pasta Bowl

 We ran to to Target today to pick 
up a few odds and ends.

I saw these giant pasta bowls marked 
down from 20 some odd to 6 some odd dollars.
So I bought two.


I've always wanted to
try the Sharpie trick
from Pinterest.


I visited a bazillion blogs and web sites.
Then I:

Picked a Favorite Quote 
(The Secret Garden),
Wrote it on the rim with black Sharpie, and
baked at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.



I love how it turned out!


Advice:
Do not dishwash.
Do not use a scrubby anything to wash it.
Use an oven proof dish/bowl/mug.

I placed the bowl in the cool oven, 
and let it cool down in the oven...

....trying to prevent cracking
from sudden
changes in temperature.

Just remember, I am no expert.
This might not work for you...but I am very pleased with my results!






37 comments:

  1. I love this, and I guess I'm not much of a Pinterest junkie because I've never come across this idea. I'm not sure I'd have a steady enough hand to do the writing as beautifully as you did, but I'm going to try. What a wonderful gift!

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    1. I do not have a steady hand...so I made sure I was able to rest my elbow for good traction and control! Show me if you try!!!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I love this so very much.
    I love the quote from The Secret Garden, one of my favorite books.
    I didn't know that you could do this with a Sharpie, I might try it! :-)

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    1. Yes, I am using mine purely for decoration right now. I had written "A" instead of The Secret Garden....thanks for making me think twice! I should know! I have the book, have it on my kindle, the movie...etc.....

      try it!!!!

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  3. Wow, really??! I've never heard of this, but I love it. Was the result permanent?

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    1. Well, I have heard it fades if dishwasher...so I will not!

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  4. I have never heard of this..that is soooo cool and what a great deal too! Thanks for sharing this new idea (new to me, anyway)! xo

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  5. Wow, that looks so, so good - you have wonderful handwriting btw... that helps! So many possibilities for personalising also, shall have to have a think and look into this more! Thanks.
    Hope you are doing good.
    Ivan

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    1. Well Ivan, this is my crafty writing....my teacher writing is a bit more formal ;)

      It's inexpensive and easy!

      And I am well, thanks!!!

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  6. I am joining in with the others to say how impressed I am with the result. A really nice way to personalise items and what's more, they would make a lovely gift.
    I didn't know what a 'sharpie' was so I have also learnt something new today!
    Is that snow gradually going?
    Bye for now
    Kirk

    PS
    The Secret Garden is a favourite book of mine too so I am doubly impressed!

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    1. I'm sorry Kirk, I use Sharpie pens so often, I never thought to explain!
      I am glad you also love The Secret Garden!

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  7. I have GOT to try this! And your handwriting is fantastic! Really, this is something I must try because this could be a really fun idea to sell on Etsy! Much love! Anita

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    1. So much fun Anita! I was so nervous to write...I didn't want to have to throw it away!

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  8. That turned out really cute! I love the saying your handwriting is so pretty. I have been wanting to try this for a long time but wasn't sure if it would really work. Now, I know it really does!

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    1. Thanks!! I looked a long while before choosing the quote, I knew I wanted it to be garden related.

      It worked for me...just remember, no scrubby cleaners, no dishwasher.

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  9. This came out really cute. I love this idea AND I love your stove! Just had to say that! lol

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    1. Thanks...I loved your story today! As for the stove...well....you know my thermador story

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  10. Oh.....I love this! How cute are your bowls! What a fun idea for only $6.00!

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. Oh my goodness Karianne! Coming from the craft master/decorating queen, that is quite an honor! Your under stair makeover is AMAZING!

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  11. It helps when you have great penmanship. You obviously do, the dish looks awesome!

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  12. Your dish looks amazing! I love it! I want to run to Target and make my own!!! I'm envisioning seaside quotes! Thanks for sharing your great idea!!!

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    1. Aw thanks!! Yes, go to the end caps at Target....that's where all the bargains are! Seaside sounds perfect! I have another one to do, but I want to think very carefully.

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  13. Your handwriting is gorgeous!
    My cousin did this for her dog's bowl and wrote his name around the rim and it came out so cute, I'm going to have to give it a go :)

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    1. Cute for the dog's bowl! Although our dog is so small the bowl I bought would be a trough!

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  14. Oh how clever! I think I might try my hand at this - let us know how well it washes?

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    1. I am a bit nervous over the washing....so I am using as a fruit bowl....rinse clean on grocery day....Please share if you try it!

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  15. It looks beautiful, very well done and such nice handwriting!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'd love to see if you try!

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  16. Hi ND! As you can see, I'm behind and catching up ~ and I'm so glad I saw this post! I didn't know the sharpie trick!
    And as an elementary teacher who taught hundreds and hundreds of kids how to write in cursive, I noticed with pleasure that your handwriting is so pretty, so neat, and oh so legible!

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    1. Hi FB. Thanks for the handwriting compliment...my teaching cursive is more formal....and I am sad to report that my 6th graders are not required to write in cursive after my 21 years of teaching. I make sure I over-compliment those that do right in cursive (often aiming to please).....I am trying to encourage this art form that will soon be lost, I fear. Give this a try...very inexpensive!

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    2. Many of our elementary schools no longer teach cursive at all! I went round and round with my principal the last two or three years of teaching. He thought I was wasting time on an unnecessary skill. But the special ed teachers and our occupational therapist couldn't give me enough kudos. I think that it is important to brain development. I'm so sad that we're losing it! Even time on learning to print is being crunched by the all important test preparation time! And now that half of a teacher's evaluation is based directly on student test scores!?! State law in Colorado! It's out of control! So much that is important to the development of the whole child is being dumped. Recess has been cut to 20 minutes in the whole day from first grade on! I used to defy that and take them out for a "brain break" several days a week. I hope people wake up, and the pendulum begins swinging back toward sanity and what right for children. Developmentally appropriate has vanished from the education discussion.

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  17. Loving your blog and the bowl idea is great :-)
    Annie

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Thanks for chatting!

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