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I have a bit of an obsession with going to thrift stores and buying random vases, containers, bowls…there are always rows and rows of them AND they are so cheap AND you never know when you are going to need a container for gems or glitter or any of the random crafting supplies I own. On my last container spree, I picked up this bowl for $1 with the plan to paint it and add some fruit. Mostly because I wanted an excuse to buy a bunch of fruit, take photos of said fruit, and then eat the fruit…or add to my Friday afterwork cocktail. Mission complete, and a dollar well spent! Steps and supplies after the break…


What you need:
Wood bowl
Acrylic paint
Painter’s tape

What to do:
Tape off stripes around your bowl.
Paint in the negative space.
Let dry. Pull off tape. Done!






  1. Sam says:

    I love this! And I love how simple the design is, how you allowed the paints original wood to still take center stage. This is a super cute fruit bowl, definitely better than something plain!

    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks! I was thinking of painting it white, so happy I did not

  2. Neeny says:

    I love buying from thrift stores.
    This bowl is so cute, the colours you’ve used go well together.
    It looks amazing with the fruit in it 🙂


    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks! I am addicted to thrift stores 🙂

  3. This bowl is gorgeous! I love the combination of wood and bright colours!


  4. damie says:

    Very beautiful and easy to do. I love it.


  5. sherry says:

    Love the bowl. The bright colors really jazz up the bowl.

  6. Wow I really love the colours on this! It is so simple but yet could make such a big difference to your living room or dining room! I also love how the colours match the fruit!
    Rachel 🙂

    1. Jenni says:

      Haha! Thanks! And totally unintentional 🙂

  7. Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.

  8. This design is steller! You obviously know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!|

  9. We love handmade products and this is very nice, we love the color details. Happy weekend!


  10. Lovely DIY… love the bowl!

  11. Lauren says:

    It looks really great, love the bright colours with the bright fruit

  12. Dan says:

    Absolutely love this! Such vibrant colours too 🙂

  13. HsHandcrafts says:

    Such a cute idea, and so simple too!

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