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DIY: Dot-Painted Pet Bowls

February 8, 2013 by Tails Magazine in Fun Stuff, Home with 0 Comments

We love these DIY dot-painted pet bowls we found on MarthaStewart.com! It’s great for all skill levels, doesn’t require too many supplies, and creates a personalized bowl that’s as lovely as it is stylish.

The Martha Stewart Show, April 2010

Tools & Materials

  • dogbowlEnamel pet bowl (in a solid color)
  • Scissors
  • Transfer paper
  • Clear tape
  • Pen or stylus
  • Food-safe ceramic or porcelain paint (such as Porcelaine 150)
  • Applicator bottle with fine tip
  • Scrap paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Straight pin


1. Print pet’s name on a piece of paper in desired font, adjusting size to fit bowl. Cut out each letter.

2. Cut a piece of transfer paper slightly larger than each letter. Place transfer paper under first letter and tape both to bowl; repeat with remaining letters. Using a pen or stylus, firmly trace the outline of each letter.

3. Remove the letters and transfer paper; a faint design should be visible on the bowl.

4. Pour paint into applicator bottle. Practice making dots by squeezing the bottle gently over scrap paper, then apply the paint to the dish following the traced design with evenly spaced dots. Use a straight pin to unclog the tip, as necessary.

5. Wipe away mistakes with a baby wipe. Let the paint dry for two hours, then wipe away the transfer lines with a baby wipe. If the bowl has a rubber ring along its bottom, remove it.

6. Bake the dish according to the manufacturer’s instructions; let cool before reattaching rubber ring.

Let us know how your bowl turns out: Post pictures of your completed DIY project on our Facebook wall!

Image: MarthaStewart.com


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