Creations, Pretty Posy Serving Bowl

Welcome to the monthly Creative Craft Hop!

Our hop this month is hosted by Sara from Birdz of a Feather

I am an avid MacKenzie-Childs fan,

and one of my friends recently told me one of her neighbors was too~

She asked me to paint something for her birthday,

a plate or glass, or whatever I thought,

in the MacKenzie-Childs style

I used this colorful jam jar for pattern and color inspiration

I actually had a wide rimmed white bowl in my stash

and knew it would be perfect for painting

You can find a similar wide rim serving bowl at Target here

The first step was painting a wide lime green border around the rim

and a row of black checks around the middle

When I’m painting something like this,

I have learned not to worry if it’s not exactly perfect,

because once the piece is finished,

you won’t notice the minor flaws

which actually are part of the hand painted character

Next I painted simple flowers with 2-3 C shaped dabs

I loaded my brush with a little pink and a little orange

The colors mix when applied, and the color mix adds interest and depth

I put a small dark green leaf on each side of the flower

with the tip to a small pointed brush

I added small yellow dots all around the flowers~

Use the top of a paint brush handle to make dots,

dip it in paint then dab it on

Next lavender stripes were painted on with a flat square brush

When the paint on the rim was dry,

I turned the bowl over and added a few rows of checks to the bottom

Note: I used Folk Art acrylic enamel paint for ceramics and glass, that makes the piece washable once the dish has been oven baked according to paint directions. The paint is not food safe so only paint on surfaces that won’t be in contact with food

I hope you’ll take a moment to visit all my talented and crafty friends

on the links below!

DIY Christmas Picture Frame

Christmas in July Bird Ornament Cones

Pretty Posy Serving Bowl

DIY Glittery Holiday Floral Stem

DIY Christmas Vintage Cutting Boards

DIY Painted Patio Pouf

French Country Painted Dresser DIY

Cement Planter Molds

You can see all my MacKenzie-Childs inspired art and crafts

and get the links to the tutorials on my Pinterest board here

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creative Crafts

Creatively Crafty Thursday Favorite Things   

Friday with Friends Snickerdoodle Make Bake Create

35 Responses to “Creations, Pretty Posy Serving Bowl”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, Your painted posy bowl in the MKC Taylor-ceramic style turned out beautifully! I’m sure your friend and the recipient was thrilled with her gift! Thanks for the link to the paint you used too. Happy Thursday. ♥

  2. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, you are such a talented artist–love this pretty floral upcycle! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. wow you just turned a plain white bowl into such a delightful and beautiful one. Excellent job, Jenna.

  4. Rita C. says:

    How fun! I’m sure your friend loved the result, Jenna!

  5. Gail Griffin says:

    I am always amazed at your creativity and painting skills, Jenna! Your bowl is gorgeous and I’m sure your friend loves it!

  6. Jenna, you make it look so easy. The posy bowl turned out so lovely and I know your friend was excited to share it with her friend! Happy Thursday!

  7. Very pretty! As Everyday Living said, you make this look so easy!

  8. Oh, fun!! I’m sure your friend was thrilled!

  9. sara says:

    Gorgeous as usual, and you break it down in such a way that it looks so easy; I love that about your posts Jenna! I also enjoyed seeing the inspiration piece – I think yours turned out fabulous. That neighbour must have been thrilled with her birthday present :).

  10. Terrie Tipler says:

    Your bowl looks like the ones you would find at a department store. Great design and workmanship. Love it.

  11. Martha says:

    It’s beautiful and so much fun!

  12. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, you have such a gift! Your posey bowl turned out beautiful! I know the recipient must have been thrilled with such a wonderful present.

  13. Jenna, you are not only so artistically talented, but so clever too. You bowl is so pretty. What a nice addition to a table or vignette. You should design your own line of dish ware.

    • Thanks so much Carol. I did have a hand painted glassware business for 15 years, but when it became all I was doing 24/7 I retired and now am enjoying being able to do it just for fun with plenty of time for other things.

  14. Nancy says:

    Oh what a fun bowl! And a delightful gift!
    Thanks for the tutorial. Happy Friday my friend!

  15. This is really darling, Jenna. I love the colors you used and it would be delightful on any table!

  16. Sally says:

    I really love this Posey bowl! And the friend was so happy about receiving it, knowing that you painted it just for her, she actually hugged the bowl! 🙂

  17. says:

    You are so talented and gifted. The serving bowl is beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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