Outdoor fruitbowl

Published on July 21st, 2011 | by Jules Yap


IKEA Tradig: more than a fruit bowl

Ikea fruit bowl for succulents

Materials: IKEA Tradig bowl

Description: The IKEA Tradig is a perfect fruit bowl and it also makes an excellent planter. All you need is the bowl, a coconut shell liner made for hanging baskets, soil, and some plants.

When I could not find a coconut shell liner small enough to fit, I cut a couple of inches off the smallest size I could get at the garden center. I started out simple with just some dwarf papyrus and then spruced it up with a few hens & chicks and other small succulents. So far the Tradig is holding up nicely outdoors in the Midwest. My plants are thriving!

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~ Beth @ HousePet, Indiana

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to IKEA Tradig: more than a fruit bowl

  1. Anonymous says:

    WOW ! I totally agree with the other poster who said it looks better as a planter than just with fruit :)

  2. Stephanie says:

    So simple. Love it!

  3. HousePet says:

    I am so happy to have my planter added here! Someone was wondering about rust and it hasn’t shown any signs of rust yet. It has been outdoors for approx 2 and a half months. IF it does end up rusting out, I’ll be sure to let you know on my blog! I have had a powder coated patio set outdoors for 1 month and it already has rust spots. I think the Tradig is going to be ok.

  4. Hans says:

    Looks better with plant than fruit. Great idea

  5. Anonymous says:


  6. Doris says:

    Great use of the Tradig bowl, love it!

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