I love these simple Rae Dunn inspired soup bowls. They’re so easy and fun, but also great for a beginner Cricut craft. Plus, I get super cute soup bowls for the winter soup season!
Oh, and speaking of which, I already have plans for these soup bowls, namely taking on every one of these 35+ Best Soup Recipes you’ll ever find. I’m seriously excited about these bowls, can you tell?!
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Back to these adorable bowls, though. Can you imagine that I made these in about 20 minutes?! Yeah–and they did need to cure for about 72 hours to let the vinyl set, but that was no problem.
They make perfect little gifts for the holiday season, and would be killer fun if you’re serving a soup at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. I mean, can you imagine a little army of these soup bowls for your friends and family?!
What You Need to Make Rae Dunn Inspired Soup Bowls:
The following supplies for these DIY Rae Dunn inspired soup bowls are affiliate links straight from the Cricut shop because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store. I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using to make Rae Dunn soup bowls.
Certainly, you can use any font you want, but, for my DIY Rae Dunn soup bowls, I wanted a Rae Dunn-ish font so I used the Skinny font from DaFont.
How to Make Rae Dunn Inspired Soup Bowls:
Wash your mugs before you start in order to remove any fingerprints, oils or dust that could possibly interfere with adhering the vinyl.
Just choose your font, download it and then upload the font into Cricut Design Space.
Type out what you want on your soup mugs and cut the words to fit in the space you want.
If you’re using heat transfer vinyl, be sure to mirror the image or you’ll waste vinyl–and skip the whole transfer paper step.
Another trick I have learned, while making this soup bowl Cricut craft, is to attach the letters (paperclip button in the lower righthand corner of Design Space) and that will hold them together when you place them on the actual vinyl so you don’t have to place each letter.
After your machine is done cutting, peel off the excess vinyl (weed it) and pick up your words with transfer paper, lining up the letters on the lines, so you have a guideline and know the lettering will be straight.
Line the lettering under the lip of the mug using the gridlines of the transfer paper then press the transfer paper and lettering into place on the surface of the mugs with your scraper tool.
Since this is a rounded blank, you will want to work from the center outward.
Carefully peel the transfer paper off the soup mugs, working carefully to keep the vinyl down while you peel up.
Enjoy having your very own DIY Rae Dunn pieces!
Best Soup Recipes:
Once you make these Rae Dunn pottery inspired soup bowls, you’re going to need something to put in your fabulous new farmhouse soup mugs. Don’t worry, though, I’ve got your back.
- Tex Mex Chicken Chowder Recipe
- 5-Ingredient Broccoli Cheese Soup
- Hamburger Soup in the Slow Cooker
- Simple Carrot Soup Recipe
What sizes are available for soup bowls?
Soup bowls are available in various sizes to best suit different needs or preferences. Bowls can typically range from six inches in diameter up to twelve inches; some specialty bowls may even exceed this size.
Six-inch bowls provide the traditional serving size and are ideal for individual portions, while larger, eight- or ten-inch bowls might be more appropriate for family-style sharing.
The larger twelve-inch bowl is great for serving soups as the main course, especially stews and chilis, with generous toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, and crumbled tortilla chips.
Choosing soup bowl sizes ultimately depends on how much soup one wishes to serve and enjoy.
Which materials are the most durable for soup bowls?
Soup bowls need to be constructed from materials that will remain durable even after months of regular use. Of the various types of bowls available, ceramic and stainless steel are often considered the most resilient in terms of sturdiness and longevity.
Ceramics boast excellent insulating qualities, which help keep soup at a comfortable temperature for extended periods, while steel is renowned for its scratch resistance, making it ideal for repeated washing.
No matter which material is chosen, customers should ensure that the bowl has a substantial weight so as not to tip over during serving or when stored.
Ultimately, choosing the right bowl for your soup needs must take into account both form and function to ensure durability and convenience.
Do different types of soup require specific shapes or sizes of soup bowls?
Soup is a universal comfort food that comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. However, it is important to consider the type of soup when selecting a bowl shape or size – some soups may benefit from the extra room, while others require narrower, deeper bowls.
For instance, slightly chunkier varieties such as chowders and stew-like soups tend to be better suited to wider, shallower bowls as they require more surface area for their ingredients, in contrast to smooth soups, which generally need contained curves to prevent spillage.
Depth also changes depending on the soup – bisques and creamy soups have thicker consistencies, requiring deeper bowls with individual portions.
With this in mind, it can be argued that the type of soup does impact the selection of a soup bowl’s shape or size.
How do different types of soup bowls’ design features affect taste and presentation?
The design of soup bowls has a surprisingly significant influence on taste and presentation. The size and shape of the bowl can affect how quickly the soup cools, as a larger bowl retains its temperature more efficiently than a smaller one.
Additionally, larger soup bowls may change the amount of broth relative to solids. In comparison, deeper bowls can create an attractive display of ingredients, adding aesthetic value to the dish.
Soup spoons and ladles also contribute to the presentation, as users prefer smaller ladles for shallow bowls, while deeper vessels are better suited for larger spoons that can reach the bottom of the bowl.
Furthermore, sides such as salad plates or dipping sauces add visual contrast to a meal when served in smaller dishes like saucers or small plates next to either soup bowl.
Ultimately, these details can truly transform a dish from merely functional into an aesthetically pleasing presentation.
Are there any safety concerns with hot liquids about insulation levels on certain soup bowl materials?
It is important to consider safety when consuming hot liquids like soup. Various materials used to construct soup bowls may affect the insulation levels of the bowl and therefore influence the thermal characteristics of its content.
As with all items designed for food consumption, priority should be given to material choices that comply with health regulations, are non-toxic, and guarantee sufficient insulation levels.
Taking necessary precautions when selecting the construction material for soup bowls makes it possible to avoid issues arising from hot liquids not becoming sufficiently cooled down at a reasonable rate or having too low of an insulation level leading to potential burning risks.
How can one best store and clean their collection of soup bowls at home?
Taking proper care of one’s soup bowl collection is important for preserving the integrity and beauty of each piece. The optimal way to store soup bowls at home is in a cool, dry cupboard or shelf away from direct sunlight, where temperatures remain more consistent.
Glass bowls should have a protective paper or cloth barrier, so they do not scratch against each other.
Take time to clean the bowls carefully with hot water, gentle soap, and a soft cloth since harsh scrubbing may damage their surface finish. These steps will help ensure that your collection remains in good condition for years!
More Cricut Resources:
Once you’ve tackled making these awesome Rae Dunn inspired soup bowls, you’ll see just how easy it is to make fun home goods with your cutting machine and a little vinyl. To make things even easier, I have some Cricut resources you just might need.
- Comparing the Cricut Explore Air 2 and the Silhouette Cameo 2
- We are Just Family Free SVG Cut File and Project Inspiration
- 25 Best Cricut Blanks for Crafting
- White soup mugs
- Black craft vinyl
- Cricut Machine
- Transfer Paper
- The Skinny from DaFont
- Wash your mugs before you start in order to remove any fingerprints, oils or dust that could possibly interfere with adhering the vinyl.
- Choose your font, download it and then upload the font into Cricut Design Space.
- Type out what you want on your soup mugs and cut the words to fit in the space you want.
- After your machine is done cutting, peel off the excess vinyl (weed it) and pick up your words with transfer paper, lining up the letters on the lines, so you have a guideline and know the lettering will be straight.
- Line the lettering under the lip of the mug using the gridlines of the transfer paper then press the transfer paper and lettering into place on the surface of the mugs with your scraper tool. Since this is a rounded blank, you will want to work from the center outward.
- Carefully peel the transfer paper off the soup mugs, working carefully to keep the vinyl down while you peel up.