Art Caddy

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Sorry about the mess around it. I had just finished it and couldn’t wait to take a picture. Also in the background are some of my husband’s trinkets (don’t ask what they are lol 🙂 Boys and their toys *sigh*).

I saw a version of this on Pinterest and decided I would make it for my little cousin Jillian for Christmas. It uses a lazy susan so it can spin around and the buckets are for storing art supplies. I saw a blog that shows how to make the mini chalkboard clips and decided to use it for labeling the buckets. I included chalk so Jillian could erase the chalkboard labels and write something else if she decides to store a different supply in that bucket. Without including the cost of new supplies I also gave her, the price of this gift was about $28.00. I borrowed the paint I used to paint the lazy susan so that didn’t cost me anything. Here’s how I made it:

Supplies:

  • Wood lazy susan
  • Paint (any color you’d like)
  • Small buckets to hold art supplies (I used 5 and found these pink ones at Hobby Lobby)
  • E 6000 Craft Glue (very strong glue that I found at Wal-Mart)
  • Pencil

What To Do:

  1. Paint your wood lazy susan the color you chose. I painted underneath first and then on top. Let dry for a day or two.
  2. Arrange the buckets on the lazy susan where you want them to be. Trace around the bottoms very lightly with a pencil.
  3. Read the directions on the E 6000 Craft Glue and then use it to glue down the buckets in the pencil traced spots you made.
  4. Let this dry completely for a few hours.

Chalkboard Label Clips:

Here is the link to the website I found the tutorial on

http://www.happyclippings.com/2011/09/diy-wood-chalkboard-clips.html

I then just clipped them onto the buckets. The way I arranged them was the only way they would all fit without hitting each other.

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