Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Brownie milkshake jar and a vinyl bowl (two quick gifts)

I needed a couple of quick (and cheap of course!) gifts this week. This first one was for our family friend who was having a vinyl music themed bbq.

So I made one of these super easy vinyl bowls. The vinyl cost 49p, and took ten mins on top of a glass in the oven at 100 degrees C. 

The vinyl melts downwards in the oven creating a cool rippled bowl effect.

I also made some "brownie milkshake mix", which is just brownies in a jar, but with directions to make it milkshake by blitzing it with milk. Good, quick gift for a man. 

I chalkboard painted the lid and left it to dry over night. So easy to use this paint. I just slop it on and it seems to self level and cover really well. 

Here's my easy brownie recipe too.

Gotta love easy go to gift ideas, just using on hand items. 



  1. Love the vinyl record bowl idea! Our church is hosting a 50's/vintage racing themed youth rally, and we're using records for some of the decor. Now I gotta see if I can find a way to use a cool bowl like this! :)

    1. That would look awesome there! You could put loads of different thing in, but I don't know if it's safe for food. But you could put food in wrappers inside or favours etc. Glad it's useful for you!

  2. I want to make those bowls for Ryan for christmas to go in his man cave. Awesome!

  3. It's been a while since I've seen one of those vinyl bowls. Perfect gift. Brownies are always perfect.

  4. Aah I love them both! What fun ideas :-)

    Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  5. I love these two. I didn't realise it was so simple to make a vinyl bowl - very effective and a great gift idea!

  6. I am definetly going to make this bowl for my bestie for Christmas!! Now to find the perfect record... :)