Art Supplies Caddy

While I love having all of my craft supplies hidden behind these amazing cabinets I built, one thing I have noticed is that, for my kids, if the art supplies are out in the open they are more apt to jump in and create.  A couple of years ago Julie from Angry Julie Monday made a cute art caddy out of IKEA supplies.  It has been on my to-do list forever but my kids never really had a dedicated art spot until my studio was created.

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I did a few things differently.  First, I kept my IKEA Snudda lazy susan au naturale.  Second, instead of drilling the galvanized pots to the bottom of the lazy susan I used really strong magnets from Lowes. The magnets don’t quite touch the bottom of the pots but they are strong enough to hold the pot in place, but not too strong my kids can’t remove it from the base. Third, I had to label mine with washi tape and my PTouch Labeler Smile (<—-It is still half off on Amazon!)

Supplies:

IKEA Snudda Lazy Susan

IKEA Socker 4 3/4” Pot

6 IKEA Socker 4 1/2” Pot

3/4” ceramic heavy duty magnets

Gorilla Glue

Washi tape

Labeler

tape measure & pencil

1.  Measure and find the middle of the lazy susan and mark the spot for the largest pot.  Next lay out your smaller 6 pots and measure 2 1/2” in from the side and mark 6 spots around the lazy susan.

2.  Next put a very small dab of Gorilla Glue on each magnet and allow it to dry overnight.  Keep in mind Gorilla Glue expands 3 times its size so use it sparingly.

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3.  Washi Tape and label your pots and add your supplies if you’d like.

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Now momma needs one too for the supplies she uses often like my hot glue gun, tools, scissors, tape measures, rotary tools, etc.

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And here they are sitting on the large craft table I built.

large-craft-table

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To see another recycled art caddy idea check out Destiny’s upcycled wine crate art caddy.

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