DIY Tiered Fruit Bowl

There is nothing more pleasing than coming home from the farmer’s market and unloading your goodies.  I absolutely love to display my fresh, beautiful produce for everyone to admire!  I have searched high and low for the perfect fruit bowl to hold all of my farmer’s market finds to no avail.

So, I took it upon myself to create what I couldn’t find!

How to make a DIY tiered fruit bowl for cheap! Make a fruit bowl big enough to hold all your produce for less than $8. cautiouslyoptimistickitchen.com
Tiered Fruit Bowl

Okay, so maybe not MYSELF, maybe upon my husband to actually make it…. but I did come up with the idea! The best part is, it cost me less than $8!

We actually already had everything we used on hand, but I purchased the bowls at the Dollar Tree, dowels were only $1, and the can of paint was around $3.

I described what I wanted and then let him do all the dirty work while I stood behind snapping pics

Here is what he came up with!

DIY Tiered Fruit Bowl

Tools you will need:

  • 3 metal fruit bowls
  • 1″ diameter dowel
  • Spray Paint
  • small screws
  • Wood Dowel Screws
  • Flat Head screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Vise Grips

Step 1

Gather your tools and bowls.

How to make a DIY tiered fruit bowl for cheap! Make a fruit bowl big enough to hold all your produce for less than $8. cautiouslyoptimistickitchen.com

Step 2

Pop off the bottoms of two of the bowls with a flat head screwdriver.

How to make a DIY tiered fruit bowl for cheap! Make a fruit bowl big enough to hold all your produce for less than $8. cautiouslyoptimistickitchen.com

 

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Step 3

Drill small holes into all three bowls to attach the dowels with wood screws.

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Step 4

Cut 2 dowels with a saw to the appropriate size for the distance you would like between your bowls. Ours ended up being 7 inches. Drill holes into each end of the dowels. Insert wood dowel screw into dowel and tighten with vise grips.

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Step 5

Connect the dowels on the top and bottom of the center bowl.

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Step 6

Connect top and bottom bowls to dowels using a small decorative wood screw. I believe ours were originally wall anchor screws from another project. My husband used a cordless impact to attach them, but you can use a phillips head screwdriver.

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Step 7

Paint entire fruit bowl whatever color you would like and allow to dry. Once dry fill it with your produce and display!

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Now it’s your turn to go out and create your own tiered fruit bowl!

Be sure to pin this tutorial for later when you have the time to tackle this simple project!

 

tiered fruit bowl

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