Easy and elegant DIY: Turn any flower pot into a decorative fruit bowl!
When it comes to design, I am a huge fan of the unexpected. Whether it be fashion or home décor, I am not likely to follow the crowd. I did not put granite in my kitchen, deliberately, and I don't own anything with a designer logo on it. I also know that slipcovers are all the rage, but my den couch is floral...and no, it's not old, I just like flowers.
Originality excites me.
So when the plant I had purchased in this gorgeous green, crackle pot was moved outside (to save it from me and my black thumb), I started thinking outside the box.
I wanted to keep my pretty planter in the house, but I am a terrible gardener. I kill most things. Really. It's not on purpose, I am just no good with plants. So, I started brainstorming, came up with a few other ways I could use it and settled on a fruit bowl. It was really very easy to make and I think the fruit looks so good against the lime green color and rustic texture. Plus it's completely unexpected and original.
I honestly could've left the pot alone, but I thought it needed a bit of embellishment and a tiny bow did the trick.
I glued a ribbon around the top of the pot just under the rim. Then I added a sweet bow. A drop of hot glue secured it in place.
Next, I popped a brand new liner into the pot...and poof! I had just created a safe place to store and display my fruit. I bought my liner at a local nursery during a 50% off sale, I paid less than a buck for it. I actually got a lot of great bargains there that day! I'm kind of a sucker for a sale.
That's it! That's the whole how-to...super simple, super cheap and super good looking!! Of course, if I had a bigger pot, I could display bananas or pineapples or even a watermelon! Not that I would...but I could and that would be really unexpected!
For now, I just have lemons in my flower pot fruit bowl. They may not be the most original choice, but they look great, they're handy when I need one for my hot water and let's face it...even I can't kill a lemon!
Are you an original?
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