Monday, May 23, 2011

Tin-Can Caddy from Martha Stewart

Since I loved this Martha Stewart idea so much I wanted to share it with you.  Below was taken directly from  Please see her website for more ideas & sign up for her Organizing Tip of the Day!

Use old tin cans as a caddy for pens, colored pencils, and other arts supplies. Attached to painted plywood, this organizer makes it easy to transport art supplies anywhere.

Caddy How-To

1. To make the handle, have a parent drill 3 overlapping 1-inch holes in the top center of a 13-by-6-inch piece of 3/4-inch-thick plywood.

2. Sand edges of plywood and paint with latex paint. Crimp rough edges of tin cans if necessary.

3. Drill a small hole in the side of each can, 3/4 inch from the top; screw 1/2-inch screws from the insides of cans into wood on an angle, aligning tops of cans as shown.

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Happy Crafting!


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