DIY Coconut Bowls

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You’re going to love these DIY coconut bowls! If there’s one thing we get satisfaction from, it’s being resourceful and using an item in its entirety!

Side shot of diy coconut bowls

We purchased these coconuts for $1.50 each and got three uses from them… fresh coconut water (which we drank while finishing the bowls!), coconut meat and the coolest coconut bowls!!

How To Make Coconut Bowls – Step By Step

1. Use a screw driver and a hammer on the bottom of the coconut. Hit the screw driver several times with the hammer until you feel and hear a hollow sound. We made 3 holes in each.

2. Shake the coconut over a bowl to get all of the water out. Strain the water so you can drink it! Yum.

3. Using a hammer, pound in the center of the coconut, all the way around. This will create a line and eventually the coconut will break! You will have to go around a few times for the coconut to break.

Montage of pictures showing a screwdriver in a coconut, someone knocking a coconut with a hammer

4. When the coconut breaks in half, you can scrape some of the meat out. After we got some of the meat out, we microwaved the coconuts to soften the rest of the meat. Then using a spoon and knife we lifted it out in larger chunks. It does take some time, but it’s worth it!

side shot of coconut with some meat still in it
top down shot of coconut halves

5. Using very course sandpaper, sand the inside and all of the outside until completely smooth!

montage showing a half coconut with meat in it on the left and a spoon and knife next to it. On the right is a coconut shell with sandpaper next to it

6. Seal the coconuts with decoupage; or food safe sealer if you’re going to use them to serve food.

One coconut makes one bowl

side shot  of bowl with bananas in it

Coconut Bowls Are Super Versatile

These DIY bowls can be used for so much and looks great sitting out. If you use a food-safe sealer, you can use them as serving bowls and if you have regular decoupage glue, use the bowls for cosmetics, jewelry, etc. You can even decoupage paper them, or spray paint the outside of them too. Get creative and go coconuts over this fun DIY!

Make Your Meals Instaworthy

Coconut bowls are great for storing cosmetics and all sorts of other items. But they’re also easy DIY food bowls, that make food pics pop! Try them with:

  • smoothie bowls
  • Ice cream,
  • soups
  • salads
  • curries
  • oatmeal
  • wraps
  • dips
  • veggies
  • fruit
  • chips

Durable Containers

They are not only great to look at, but also really sturdy containers and bump resistant. Coco is a tough material, these DIY coconut bowls can handle drops and knocks better than many glass or ceramic containers.

profile shot of bowl with cosmetics in it

Top Tips For DIY Coconut Bowls

  • Hand wash the bowls with lukewarm soapy water. Do not use in the dishwasher, wash in very hot water or soak for a few hours.
  • The bowls are suitable for both cool and warm foods.
  • Make sure you have a bowl ready under your coconut when it cracks.
top down shot of diy bowls with cosmetics in them

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close up shot of 3 shells with hair clips, nail polish and cosmetics in them

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DIY Coconut Bowls

These DIY bowls are so cute!
5 from 1 vote
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Total Time: 1 hour
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Author: Eden

Ingredients

Supplies:

  • Coconuts
  • hammer
  • sandpaper
  • screwdriver
  • knife
  • spoon
  • sealer or decoupage glue.

Instructions

  • Use a screwdriver and a hammer on the bottom of the coconut. Hit the screwdriver several times with the hammer until you feel and hear a hollow sound. We made 3 holes in each.
  • Shake the coconut over a bowl to get all of the water out. Strain the water so you can drink it! Yum.
  • Using a hammer, pound in the center of the coconut, all the way around. This will create a line and eventually the coconut will break! You will have to go around a few times for the coconut to break.
  • When the coconut breaks in half, you can scrape some of the meat out. After we got some of the meat out, we microwaved the coconuts to soften the rest of the meat. Then using a spoon and knife we lifted it out in larger chunks. It does take some time, but it’s worth it!
  • Using very coarse sandpaper, sand the inside and all of the outside until completely smooth!
  • Seal the coconuts with decoupage, or food safe sealer if you’re going to use them to serve food.

Notes

One coconut makes two bowls
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5 thoughts on “DIY Coconut Bowls”

  1. These bowls are awesome! I would love to use them for outdoor events, do you have a recommendation for a food safe sealer?

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    • Thank you Monique!! They were fun to make and I recently used them for a smoothie bar! I love the way they look 🙂

      Reply
    • Thanks Carmen!! Getting the meat out of the coconut can be time consuming, but it was actually easier to make these than I thought!!

      Reply

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