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How to reuse coconut shells

A few days ago while food shopping, my kids were begging me to get them fresh coconuts. I am very happy to

buy them coconuts as long as someone else is in charge of opening it. My 8 year old son took on the challenge and did a great job, I couldn’t have done it better myself. He started by drilling a hole at the top and somehow cracked it open by sticking a knife into the hole and using a hammer to break it in two. The coconut was delicious and now we’re left with these beautiful natural bowls. In the meantime they are great snack bowls but I started thinking of other ways we could reuse these coconut shells.

Here are some ideas we came up with, including some brilliant ideas we got by asking the question on a facebook.

1. To use as a soap dish

2. Drill holes around the top and hang it as a bird feeder

3. Make into a plant pot

4. Make a candle in it. This sounds great, just worried about the safety (I will test it)

5. Use as a tea candle holder

6. Pet food bowl

7. If you have the tools, the shell can be cut into pieces (nice shapes), painted and made into jewelry or buttons


Hope this gave you a little inspiration, I'd love to hear what you did with your coconut shells.






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