Flower Pot Fruit Bowl

September 4, 2014



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 d├ęcor, 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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23 comments:

  1. Great idea! Yes, I like to do the unexpected, also. I think it is delightful to use something for other than it's original intended purpose. It adds such charm and interest. I have a large pewter bowl (that I found at a thrift store) in my bathroom that I keep full of cotton balls. It's handy and no one else has the same one.

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    1. I love that idea! I think the bathroom is the best place for "the unexpected"...it's generally such a functional room, that anything out of the norm really pops! Have a great week and thanks for popping by!

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  2. What a cute and original idea Kim and I love the idea of using a flower pot. Have a wonderful end of the week and weekend.
    Julie

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  3. This is a fantastic idea! It's so hard to find pretty pots so you definitely don't want to part with that one. Also, there's nothing prettier than fruit.

    I have to tell you that I appreciate your point of view. You know I feel a little out of step these days because of my love of color. No slip covers here either - because even though I love the look, I'm not about to wash them all the time. We both just need to keep doing our thing. :)

    By the way, have you noticed more color in catalogs recently? We are trend setters!!

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    1. Stacey, the mere thought of taking a slipcover off of a couch to wash it exhausts me! Plus I do love color and pattern. I just think it makes a room so much more interesting. I did go for white sofas in my living room, but that was after two plaid and one checked couch (red and white check of course!) that resided there for years! I wanted change. They are not however slipcovered and they are always adorned with tons of red pillows and throws! Great to have a partner in design crime! ;)

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  4. Sometimes, love this simple idea Kim!

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  5. Such a great idea! Pretty too. I am enjoying my visit. Thanks for stopping by today! Off to see your bell pepper recipe. Stop by again sometime. Theresa @DearCreatives PS. your welcome to join in the weekly parties and share your lovely posts, in case you missed it.

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    1. Thanks so much Teresa, I will check out the party for sure!

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  6. This is such a cute idea. I love it. It's so simple and so elegant.

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    1. Thanks so much! I just liked that pot so much and couldn't stand the idea of another plant's demise on my conscience! ;)

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  7. Very cute, Kim! Who says a flower pot has to hold only flowers? But, I am wondering...re: your comment on my current post, about your beloved grandfather's flower philosophy, (which I absolutely LOVED!)...how is it that your indoor plants don't gain from his wise words?!!

    Poppy

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    1. Ha! Poppy, somehow that advice did not translate inside!! As a matter of fact, I think my outdoor gardening success can also be attributed more to the sprinkler system, than to grandpa! ;)

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  8. Super great idea, Kim! Very pretty pot!

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    1. Thanks Maria! It's a ridiculously easy project, but I think it looks really nice in my kitchen...and it keeps the fruit out where the kids can see it! ;)

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  9. Very cute idea, Kim! I have a small urn that could be the pots sista' -- I think I got it on the sale aisle at JoAnn's. It's probably because of our climate, but I cannot keep lemons out in a bowl or anything else. I have to keep them in ziploc bags or they deteriorate very, very quickly. Limes are the same way. They will keep for a couple of weeks or more in the fridge, but only a few days if left out. Too bad, too, because I think there is nothing prettier than a bowl of lemons or limes. I do have some fake ones that look pretty darn real!

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    1. There are days here too, Carol, when the lemons seem to mold before my eyes, but the weather is beginning to turn now so they are doing ok! :)

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  10. I love to see lemons displayed in a kitchen. They lend instant cheer. Your transformed pot is charming. I don't know if I'm an "original" Kim. Maybe. xxx ~ Nancy

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  11. I love the color of your pot! With the lemons, it's perfect! xo Jen

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  12. Kim,

    I love using different things for the kitchen and this is a great idea. This is cleaver. Have a great week.

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    1. It's been hard keeping it looking pretty and full of fruit, because the kids keep eating it, but i guess that's a good thing, right? ;)

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