Make your own coconut bowl

Make Your Own Coconut Bowl

DIY Coconut Bowl

It's super easy to make your own coconut bowl. All you need is a coconut shell and a few simple tools to make your own rustic bowls!

If you purchase a coconut shell from the market or supermarket you can cut the coconut shell in half using a saw. Or you can purchase one of our coconut shells that are ready to go.

What You Need

  • Coconut Shell
  • Sandpaper - course and medium grit.
  • Coconut Oil.
  • Cloth
  • Linseed Oil - or any food-safe lacquer (optional)


  1. Use sandpaper to sand the entire outside surface of the coconut shell until you get the desired effect.

  2. Work lightly if you don’t want to remove too much of the natural texture.

  3. Using a cloth, rub the inside and outside of the bowl with coconut oil. Coconut oil will seal and bring out the natural shine of the coconut bowl.
    Note: The coconut shell will look darker after you apply coconut oil.

  4. Let the coconut shell dry for 1 hour and apply coconut oil again.

  5. Optional - After your bowl is dry, brush some linseed oil on the outside of the bowl. You will need to repeat this step drying in between to 100% seal your coconut bowl.

Finished coconut bowl

DIY Coconut Bowl Care Tips

  • Hand wash with warm water.
  • Not dishwasher or microwave safe.
  • Don’t leave it to soak in water.
  • Polish with coconut oil every 10 or so uses to restore its smooth and shiny surface.

If you give this DIY project a try, then we would love to see how your creations turned out.



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1 comment

Shouldn’t I glue something to the bottom of the coconut shell to keep it stable? I am afraid that with hot wax, the husk will tip over.


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