We built a house last year and moved in at the end of August. I have a dedicated craft space, but all I did was take my old craft room and plunk it down into the new space. But every time I’m in there I feel uninspired. I’ve finally decided to dedicate some time to making my craft space fit my needs, and to get started I whipped up this pretty DIY art caddy. Quick and simple and allows me to easily tote around some of the tools I use the most. Plus, I love organization and this DIY art caddy keeps everything in it’s place. I’m thinking I might make one or two more for some of my other craft essentials.
- Clear 16 oz Mason Jars (3)
- Wood and Chicken Wire Planter Box
- Chalky Finish Paint
- Foam Paint Brush
- Washi Tape
- Baker’s Twine
- Hot Glue Gun
- Craft Scissors
DIRECTIONS: (If you prefer a visual tutorial, check out my Art Caddy Video Tutorial)
Carefully paint the planter – inside and out, making sure not to get any paint on the chicken wire. I did two coats on mine. Set aside and let dry.
As your planter is drying, let’s make the washi tape bunting, to add a fun little decoration to our DIY art caddy.
To create the bunting, cut a length of twine – I cut mine a little longer than the width of the planter. Cut a 2″ length of washi tape. Wrap the tape around the baker’s twine and adhere it to itself. Using scissors, create the bunting shape you desire. Repeat until you have the correct length.
If you’d like to combine this planter box and mason jars for a more decorative look for your home, consider crafting this farmhouse style DIY succulent planter box.
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Kim Conner, blogger at Inspiration Made Simple, is a graphic designer,
crafter, and full-time, outside the home, working mom of three. Inspiration Made Simple is filled with fun craft ideas, tons of free printables,
party ideas, and other inspiration. When Kim is not creating, you can
usually find her reading or playing with her children.