Crafts from Coconut, How to Make a Dipper from Coconut Shells

Coconut tree is one of the multifunctional plants because all its parts have their own functions from the roots to the fruit. Likewise on coconut shells. You can also follow the guide on how to make a dipper from coconut shells to make it more useful.

How to Make a Dipper from Coconut Shells

Actually, there are many crafts made from coconut shells so you can market them with various types. Some have functional values such as piggy banks and cups. But among them are only as decorations. here’s how to make a dipper:

Tools and Materials:

  • Dried coconut shells
  • Scrap wood as a handle
  • Varnish
  • Saw
  • Knife
  • Sandpaper

How to Make:

  • Sanding of intact coconut shells
  • Clean any remaining sandpaper
  • Cut the coconut shell into 2 parts with a saw
  • Make a hole in the coconut shell approximately 2-3 cm
  • Make a hole in the side of the coconut shell
  • Take used wood
  • Sand until smooth
  • Adjust the diameter of the used wood with the coconut hole
  • Make used wood approximately 20 to 30 cm long
  • Put glue on the hole so that the wood does not come off easily
  • Finally, varnish the dipper on the coconut shell to make it look attractive

Coconut Shell Crafts

Coconut shells are coconut shells that are no longer used, you can even call them garbage because they have no benefit value anymore. In fact, there are many creative ideas that can be applied to this one coconut shell. Here’s an example and how it’s made is complete:

  1. Coconut Shell Piggy Bank

Coconut shell piggy bank is one of the coconut shell crafts with a simple shape so you can save without having to use difficult methods. There are also many types and characters, but generally the shape will adjust to the original shape of the coconut shell, which is round.

This coconut shell piggy bank craft is much loved by young children. Especially if they are still in Elementary School. But it is also possible for adults to like it as a collectible or just a place to store coins. Here’s how to make it: Tools and Materials:

  • Coconut Shells
  • Sandpaper
  • Stickers for decoration
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Knife

How to make:

  • Prepare a pair of split coconut shells
  • Clean the inside of the coconut shell
  • Clean the outside with sandpaper until smooth
  • Glue both parts
  • Give a little hole as a place to put money in
  • Paint the shells to taste
  • Leave until the coconut shells dry
  • Stick a sticker that you’ve prepared
  • The finished coconut shell piggy bank
  1. Coconut Shell Cup

Maybe you already know this one craft even though it is still rarely found in Indonesia. How to make it is easy and difficult. The material is not difficult but the equipment must be completely complete ranging from sanding machines, saws to small drill knives.

In making coconut shell cups also do not require a lot of coconut. Because it only needs according to how many cups you want to make. It is generally between 25 to 35 cm in diameter. Here’s how it’s made:

Tools and Materials:

  • Coconut shells of small and round size
  • Coconut wood or other as a cup handle
  • Hacksaw
  • Sanding or sanding machine
  • Wood glue
  • Mineral oil

How to make:

  • Cut the coconut shells in half pieces
  • Clean the inside of the coconut shell
  • Puree the shells with sandpaper until completely clean
  • Make the cup legs out of the remaining pieces of the taro shell
  • Use mineral oil to make staining better
  • If necessary, use another liquid for coloring the cups
  • Dry the coconut shells for at least 24 hours until dry
  • Glue it using the cup handle wood glue and the legs
  • Finally, decorate with a little carving to taste
  1. Teapot from Coconut Shells

One of the other forms of crafts that you can also make from coconut shells is a teapot. The way it is made is almost the same as making a cup. Because the shape is indeed equally round so there is no need to change it back. Following the steps:

Tools and materials:

  • 2 coconut shells are still intact
  • Coconut wood
  • Wood glue
  • Hacksaw
  • Machete
  • Kater
  • Sandpaper
  • Mineral Oil
  • Pilok Clear

How to make:

  • Clean all coconut shells with sandpaper both inside and out
  • Cut 1 coconut shell at the top approximately 1/4 part
  • Do the cut straight and evenly
  • Make a small hole in the front for the drain
  • Cut another 1 coconut shell into two parts
  • Clean all the insides of the coconut shell
  • Use one part to close the teapot
  • If you can, add engravings on the surface to make it more beautiful
  • Make a shop handle out of coconut wood
  • Make a channel for pouring water from inside the teapot
  • Prepare two pieces of wood
  • Shape as you wish
  • Make an arch that becomes the exit hole of the water
  • Don’t forget to smooth it out first
  • Glue using wood glue
  • Color the coconut shells and wood with clear pilok
  • Dry under the sun for at least 24 hours
  • Paste all the parts according to their respective locations
  • Glue using wood glue
  1. Traditional Bag of Coconut Shell

This time the traditional bag from coconut shells looks really expensive and difficult in the way it is made. No wonder the price is also fantastic because of the difficulty when making it. You can also find it in souvenir centers such as in Yogyakarta, Blitar and others. Here are the steps

Tools and Materials:

  • Coconut shells
  • Paint
  • Varnish
  • Thread
  • Zipper
  • Sandpaper
  • Pencil
  • Drilling machine
  • Rope
  • Saw
  • Paintbrush
  • Machete

How to make:

  • Split the coconut shell into two parts
  • Clean from sticky coconut husk
  • Sand the coconut shells with coarse sandpaper
  • Draw the shape of the bag you want
  • Cut with a hacksaw
  • Use fine sandpaper to make it even shinier
  • Gloss the surface by using varnish
  • Hole the edges of the stakes using a drill
  • Sew the zipper with the hole already made
  • If so, glue the cloth inside the coconut shell
  • Install long ropes on the right and left to taste
  • Ready-made coconut shell bag you wear
  1. Coconut Shell Brooch

As a hijab user, you often look for a brooch that matches the color of the hijab so that the look looks harmonious. Now you can also make it yourself from coconut shells. Even the impression looks formal so it is suitable to use it for condos, meetings or the like.

Tools and Materials:

  • Coconut Shells
  • Safety pin
  • Pin
  • Plywood Saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Varnish
  • Glue Shoot

How to make:

  • Prepare coconut shells
  • Smooth the surface by using sandpaper
  • Make floral motifs on paper to taste
  • Move the pattern on the coconut shells
  • Crop following the pattern of the drawing from the paper
  • Use a plywood saw to cut it
  • Trim with sandpaper
  • Attach a pin on the back
  • Use shooting glue to glue
  • Coconut shell brooch is ready for you to use

You can also practice how to make a dipper from coconut shells so that this one waste feels more useful. In addition, there are many other types of crafts such as piggy banks to accessories bags are also no less to try.