Honey, I broke our ovendish…
Sad, but true… Our ovendish split right down the middle while handling meatloaf in the oven. Being a frugal person, I hated the idea of throwing out this ovendish that we received for Christmas and I tried to come up with an upcycle idea.
So I DIY-ed myself a planter! (By the way, I once upcycled one of our bowls with beautiful pieces of vintage porcelain).
These are the tools I used to upcycle my old and broken oven dish into a new planter:
- Broken ceramic ovendish
- A porcelain marker (green)
- The Japanese gold repair kit, also know as the Kintsugi repair Kit
- Small pieces of wood to act as ‘furniture legs’. Actually, these came from a craft store and are supposed to be used as namecard holders
Step 1: I drew on a pattern of cacti with the porcelain marker. Tip: draw a pattern of your liking on a piece of paper beforehand. This way, you can think about your pattern on paper and not screw up the piece you are decorating. However, if you’ve already started on the porcelain and you don’t like the way the pattern looks, you can wash it away with a sponge, but you have to be quick 🙂
Another tip: while drawing the pattern, I pushed the two pieces against each other to make sure the pattern is continuous once glued together.
Step 2: I baked the ovendish in the oven for 30 minutes at 160°C.
Step 3: Once the oven dish had cooled off, I glued the two pieces back together with my Kintsugi repair kit.
What’s inside the repair kit?
- Epoxy fastglue
- Epoxy putty
- Gold powder
- Soft small paint brush
You’ll start by squeezing an equal amount of glue out of each tube and adding a hint of gold powder. The glue and powder are mixed well and applied on one side of the crack. After two minutes of resting, the two parts are pressed together for a few minutes. And finally, when the glue is almost dry but still sticky, apply a generous layer of gold dust with the brush.
Step 4: At last, I glued on the wooden legs with the same tube of glue. And voilà! A DIY planter.
Curious about the cactus candle? Here’s another tutorial for you! 🙂
How about you? Any broken household items you’re bummed about?