Many expectant moms want to preserve their ‘baby bumps’ in plaster with belly molds, which can be made professionally or with kits at home, but an Atlanta-area woman has taken the concept one step further with her ‘Sweet Baby Belly Bowls’ business.
Tina McCullough runs the Blue Bell Gallery & Pottery Studio in Comer, GA. She creates molds of bellies in the third trimester of pregnancy. But instead of hanging them on a wall, she flips them over and creates a stand to make it a beautiful decorative bowl. She designs them with special carvings or colors, using ideas ranging from the baby’s name, family tree, symbolic images, poems, or scripture.
Ceramic Belly Bowls can be used for an exquisite centerpiece or even as a serving bowl. Many families display their bowls in the baby’s room, on their dining table, kitchen counter as a fruit bowl or on their fireplace mantel.
Tina uses dinnerware safe clay and glazes and even offers the option of a kit where you can create the cast yourself. You just ship the shell back to her studio in the box and bubble wrap provided.
All ordering options are available online.
(Reader note: No, we weren’t compensated for this post. We just love this idea as a fun way to remember your pregnancy.)