I hope IKEA will never stop making these versatile stainless steel bowls. The IKEA BLANDA BLANK bowls come in 4 different sizes (5″, 8″, 11″ and 14″) and are great as a mixing bowl, tossing salads and so much more.
IKEA BLANDA BLANK bowl | Buy on IKEA.com
How much more?
Let’s take a look at some far out hacks for the humble steel bowl.
#1 As a burger cover and cheese melting dome
Drill a hole at the base of the bowl and screw in the door knob. And there you have it! A burger dome cheese melter for all your summer grilling.
See how to make and use it in the video below:
#2 Bird feeder bowl
Get two 11″ BLANDA BLANK bowls, a wooden stick to join the two bowls together. And a thinner wooden dowel for the birds to perch on and enjoy the goodies.
Add a hook to the top, hang up and watch the birdies. See the tutorial.
#3 Bathroom sink bowl
#4 IKEA BLANDA BLANK Diddley Bow
Surprisingly, the IKEA Blanda Blank bowl is a good base for an acoustic Diddley Bow (a single stringed instrument). Yup, you bet. See it here.
#5 An anemometer (wind meter)
An ‘anemometer’ is a device that measures wind speed. You can buy them, but they are usually quite small. With 6 IKEA BLANDA BLANK bowls of varying sizes, you can make a big impressive one. Read more.
#6 A jellyfish lamp
Too cute aren’t they?
Unfortunately the IKEA STRANNE lamp is discontinued, but you can replicate the idea with string lights. Read more.
#7 Laser clock
A laser clock, made to work with Arduino, laser, servo motors and of course, a BLANDA BLANK Bowl. See the hack.
#8 Stainless steel hanging planter
Get two different sizes of BLANDA BLANK bowls. Drill slots with a Dremel for the leather strips to pass through.
Stitch the strips together to hold the top bowl in position. Then, repeat with the second bowl. See the hack.