Thursday, March 10, 2011

DIY Tiered Fruit Stand

This is what I store fruit in on my counter it is usually pilling to the brim and what you can't see in this picture is it gets fingerprinty dirty everyday which makes me a bit crazy even though I am not a neat freak trust me. I needed to come up with a solution of more space to put fruit but not take more counter space and I didn't want it to have a big handle over the top or a hook to hang bananas from.  Who knew these requirements were going to cause problems in the finding of what I wanted. 

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Since I couldn't find what I wanted I decided to make it first I found these great baskets for $4.00.  Next how was going to make it tiered.  I started thinking about all the candle holders we received at gifts for our wedding.  The ones I couldn't part with because they came from Tiffanys, the ones shoved into a drawer for posterity collecting dust and taking up valuable space in a dresser yes those cande holders one of them would have to work.
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And it did!!!


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To make it I just inverted the candle holder and with some liquid nail glued it together using bananas for weight until it dries...




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6 comments:

  1. Oooohh! Where do you shop? I love these. I always wanted to have a tiered fruit stand but not willing to pay what they cost. Thanks for the idea - you are brilliant!

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  2. I know this is an old post, but I LOVE THIS!!! Can you clue me in on where you found those bowls for so little cash? Thank you!

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