Dollar Store Bowl

4 Materials
$3
30 Minutes
Easy

Here's a wonderful and quick tutorial for an industrial farmhouse bowl. All you need is a metal basket (the ones that are sold as hanging planters work well) and a round wood disk.

I got the wire hanging basket from the dollar tree and the round wood disk from Michael’s.

Begin by removing the chains from the basket using a pair of pliers. They came off pretty easily, just a bit of bending and wiggling, and it's done!

Then I dry brushed some paint onto the wood disk. I used the color Warm Milk by BlackBerry House.

Then I stained it with some Minwax wood finish. (I did this outside!)

The next thing I did was I spray painted the hardware black to match the basket.

Then I centered the wire basket in the middle of my round disk.

And then I screwed the basket onto the disk.

That's it! It's really simple but super unique and lovely.

I added some decorative lemons for some sweet farmhouse decor.


The first one was inspired by Kirklands and I believe there’s was $15 and I made mine for $3.57, what do you think?

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  • Leslie
    on Jul 11, 2019

    Shelley this is a really nice idea, thank you for sharing.

    May I ask the name of the hardware you used to screw the basket to the wood??

    I would also like to add my two cents to your build. If the basket ribs are too far apart you can weave pretty yarn or jute or sisal or paper rope in and out to make a barrier so that the smaller fruit does not fall out. Thinner copper wire would look nice too. You can do a 2 inch strip or start from the bottom and go halfway up. Again thanks :)

    • Bren
      on Jul 11, 2019

      Great ideas, if I do say so myself.

    • Shelly L Nemeth
      on Jul 11, 2019

      I did add black wire that I also got at Dollar store

    • Leslie
      on Jul 11, 2019

      Shelley I think you missed my question. What is the name of the little black hardware pieces you used to screw down the basket ? Thanks.

    • Elaine Oag
      on Jul 11, 2019

      Leslie it shows a picture of the hardware on the top photo, its one hole ground wire 3/16'' hope this helps.

    • Leslie
      on Jul 12, 2019

      Elaine thank you so much for that info. I had no idea how to look or start to look for those lol.

    • Shelley Felthaus Paull
      on Jul 31, 2019

      Any time I need a piece of hardware that’s unknown to me, I take a picture and show it to the guys at my local ACE hardware. They’re so knowledgeable and always helpful!

    • Barb
      on Aug 13, 2019

      Where is the black wire that you added? I don't see it. 😦

    • Nancy
      on Jan 8, 2020

      Or even just a second basket inside the secured one and rotated slightly

    • Shelly L Nemeth
      on Jan 10, 2020

      Sorry they are found in the Electrical department and they are wire fasteners

    • Leslie
      on Jan 10, 2020

      No problem and thank you :)

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