You've probably seen the new Nate Berkus Fall Line at Target, this Serpent Bowl in
particular has been all over blogs, and it's a beauty at only $20. I'm
cursed blessed with
that DIY mindset that cannot look at anything without wondering if I could 'make it'
on my own for less. Add 'Blogger' to that and in my mind I have to 'get on it fast'
or someone else will come up with the same idea, post it first, their idea will set Pinterest
on fire and I'll be sitting there holding my $1 DIY Gold Serpent!
It couldn't be easier - find a toy rubber snake, paint it gold, coil it up
and glue it to a bowl. Done in about an hour!
How it really went down...
I found a snake at Dollar Tree, but it was smaller than I was hoping for, more stiffly
coiled plastic vs flexible rubber, and a hollow underside. So, I proceeded to hunt down the
perfect serpent, and went to Big Lots, Walmart, Target, Disguises Halloween Costumes,
Petco (where they looked at me like I was nuts) and a second Dollar Tree.
This is beyond embarrassing - I also went to Ross, TJ Maxx and Goodwill looking
for the perfect bowl. At this point I began wondering about my sanity and if this was
what my life had come to and went home and used the Dollar Tree snake and a vase
I had. I could never get the bowl right so it isn't even a 'true' knock off, the snake is just
wrapped around a vase. But, I'm good with that because I love Nate and Target and I was
feeling really guilty trying to knock off his $20 bowl. It's not a $1,000 Horchow table!
As you look at it I'm sure you're in awe of how much time and gas I wasted on it.
Thank goodness for styling and flowers from my garden, which make it look somewhat
ok. Also, I'm sure a huge percentage of you are just cringing at the thought of using a snake
in your decor! Not one of my most efficient uses of time, but I truly love the edginess of it
against my more traditional pieces, and the serpent was only $1. Woo hoo!
And, the detailed tutorial if you'd like to make your own... :)
Paint a plastic coiled snake from Dollar Tree, I used Martha Stewart Liquid Guilding
because it was what I had on hand, but you could easily use spray paint. Coil around
your favorite vessel.
If you'd like to check out some of my 'true' knock offs just click on the title: