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DIY Gold Footed Bowls



I’m working with those coconut cups from Party City again. Something about their organic shape and feel keep drawing me back. With a quick sanding, a few coats of paint, some leftover wood and a bit of hot glue, I was able to make these gold footed bowls…

Foot coconut bowls - family chic

These footed bowls, with their gold exteriors and turquoise centers look modern and rustic at the same time.

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I love the contrasting gold and turquoise tones.

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After the final coat, a quick sanding helped to reveal a texture that resembles hammered metal.

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For this project I used: a coconut cup (from Party City about $3.00), a 4-inch block of wood (a leftover section from a fence post), a glue gun, sandpaper, craft paint and spray paint.

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Give the coconut cup and the wood block a quick sanding. Hot glue the coconut cup to the wood block.

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Spray paint the exterior first. I applied 3 coats of gold spray paint and gave a rough sanding to the entire piece once it was dry. Paint the interior of the coconut cup with craft paint.

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These aren't food safe, but you can use them as interesting bowls to catch jewelry or supplies on your desk.

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I love the way they look on our dining room table.


Discussion

  1. catie  August 22, 2012

    ◄-l-o-v-e-►
    they have an almost “trophy” feel to them ~ very special.

  2. creativejewishmom/sara  September 8, 2012

    Gorgeous! Love the color inside too……Now where can I get some of those coconut bowls?