Saturday, October 20, 2012

DIY Fruit Stand

I've been wanting a fruit stand for quite some time now. I'm sick of either having fruit scattered all over my kitchen counters, wasting space, or putting it all in a large bowl and having to dig for the type of fruit I want. I've seen these DIY fruit/cupcake stands on Pinterest before and thought I'd give it a go myself.

DIY Fruit Stand - Complete

First, I gathered my materials:

  • Melamine dishes: dinner plate, salad plate, and bowl - I got mine at Target for about $6 for all three. Also, I chose boring white ones to keep things simple, but feel free to go bold.
  • Two small glasses - I already had these seldom-used juice glasses in my upper cabinets, but I'm sure you could pick some up at the thrift/dollar store for cheap. Alternatively, I've also seen people use candlesticks.
  • E-6000 - You can find this extra-strength adhesive at any craft store. I got mine at Michaels for about $5 I think.
  • Sand paper - I already had some in my toolbox.
DIY Fruit Stand - Materials

I sanded the bottoms of the salad plate and bowl slightly, to give the glue something to grab onto. Then, following the directions on the packaging, I applied E-6000 to the bottoms of the glasses and gently pressed them to the bottoms of the dishes. I gave it a good day and a half for the glue to set before proceeding.

DIY Fruit Stand - Step 1

Once I was sure my glue had dried, I flipped these two pieces over, applied more E-6000 to the rims of the glasses, and pressed them to the tops of the dinner and salad plates. I didn't sand these surfaces beforehand though since you'd be able to see the scratches from the top. Hopefully, the glue will be strong enough on its own. Again, I gave it a couple days to dry before putting it to use.

DIY Fruit Stand - Step 2

I can totally see this being used for lots of stuff too, not just fruit and veggie storage. You could do cupcakes or cookies for parties. Or maybe put salsa in the bowl and chips around plates for game night. Fill the bowl with ranch dip and load up the plates with some baby carrots, cucumber slices, bell peppers, and such for a healthy finger-food platter for dinner parties. So many options!


  1. NICE!! Im going to make one for cupcakes too. :)

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