DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand

Fresh fruit is a staple at our summer gatherings, and I, Erin, love serving it up skewer style. as it turns chopped fruit into finger food, eliminating the plate and fork. If fresh fruit is a summer go-to for you too, give this DIY fruit kabob stand a try. The colorful wood block stands the skewers on end adding height and color to your table spread, not to mention taking your hosting skills to the next level too!

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

10″ block of 4×4 hardwood (cut to size with a circular saw)

Sand paper

Cordless drill fitted with a 3/16” drill bit

Acrylic paint: white, yellow, seafoam + coral

Skinny 1/8” painter’s tape

Paint brush

Pencil

Ruler

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

Sand down rough edges of the wood block with sand paper.

Then mark out the skewer locations on the top face of the block. 3” apart and 1-7/8” between rows seemed to be a good distance.

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

Next use a 3/16” drill bit to drill 1” deep holes at the pencil locations. (Double check to make sure your fruit skewers are 3/16” diameter, and will fit in the holes.)

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

Paint all 4 sides of the block with white paint. Measure 1/3 up from the bottom of the block and place your first horizontal skinny tape line around all 4 sides of the block. Paint the bottom 1/3 of the block yellow. Next create 1/8” stripes with skinny painter’s tape on the top 2/3 of the block sides.

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

Paint the stripes seafoam green. Lastly, tape off a rectangle on the top face (the face with the skewer holes) of the block, and paint the inside rectangle coral. Once the paint is dry, remove all painters tape to reveal the color blocking! Ooh la la!

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

Skewer up colorful summer fruit such as watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and place the skewers in the stand for serving.

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIYDIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIYDIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

I think this might just be my new go-to for serving fruit! What’s your favorite way to serve fruit at summer gatherings?

 

 

Erin Francois

As a diy-er to the very core, Erin calls upon her interior design background to create pieces for the home that work to add beauty, function and a loaded dose of handmade soul to our everyday.
Find more of her handmade musings on Francois et Mois

Read more from Erin Francois

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand

Fresh fruit is a staple at our summer gatherings, and I, Erin, love serving it up skewer style. as it turns chopped fruit into finger food, eliminating the plate and fork. If fresh fruit is a summer go-to for you too, give this DIY fruit kabob stand a try. The colorful wood block stands the skewers on end adding height and color to your table spread, not to mention taking your hosting skills to the next level too!

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

10″ block of 4×4 hardwood (cut to size with a circular saw)

Sand paper

Cordless drill fitted with a 3/16” drill bit

Acrylic paint: white, yellow, seafoam + coral

Skinny 1/8” painter’s tape

Paint brush

Pencil

Ruler

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

Sand down rough edges of the wood block with sand paper.

Then mark out the skewer locations on the top face of the block. 3” apart and 1-7/8” between rows seemed to be a good distance.

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

Next use a 3/16” drill bit to drill 1” deep holes at the pencil locations. (Double check to make sure your fruit skewers are 3/16” diameter, and will fit in the holes.)

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

Paint all 4 sides of the block with white paint. Measure 1/3 up from the bottom of the block and place your first horizontal skinny tape line around all 4 sides of the block. Paint the bottom 1/3 of the block yellow. Next create 1/8” stripes with skinny painter’s tape on the top 2/3 of the block sides.

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

Paint the stripes seafoam green. Lastly, tape off a rectangle on the top face (the face with the skewer holes) of the block, and paint the inside rectangle coral. Once the paint is dry, remove all painters tape to reveal the color blocking! Ooh la la!

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

Skewer up colorful summer fruit such as watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and place the skewers in the stand for serving.

DIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIYDIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIYDIY Fruit Kabob Stand - Sugar & Cloth - DIY

I think this might just be my new go-to for serving fruit! What’s your favorite way to serve fruit at summer gatherings?

 

 

Erin Francois

As a diy-er to the very core, Erin calls upon her interior design background to create pieces for the home that work to add beauty, function and a loaded dose of handmade soul to our everyday.
Find more of her handmade musings on Francois et Mois

Read more from Erin Francois

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