Art Caddy Project Background
Melody from My Passion for Décor had been battling her desire to purchase Pottery Barn Kids’ lazy Susan art caddy ever since her son started enjoying crafts.
However, reason always won out since Melody simply couldn’t justify spending $40 on it. Then one glorious day she came across the materials she needed to make her own.
Susan gave the wooden lazy Susan she snagged at Goodwill a coat of chalk paint, and it became the perfect little holder for some galvanized buckets from the Dollar Spot at Target.
Melody says, “The total cost of my knock off caddy was $6! I like that price a whole lot better than $40!”
Basic Project Steps
- Paint your caddy and let dry
- Label your bucket/containers (chalkboard stick-on tape works great!)
- Fill your buckets with art tools!
The little lazy susan itself may be the hardest piece to find. Melody says thrift stores are a good option from her own experience.
The other challenge is finding a spinning holder that will fit whatever little cans or cups you use.
One work-around is to get a flat lazy susan like this one. Then you have a lot of flexibility for both the project and usability – you aren’t as constrained with cup or container sizes!
Melody mentions the whole project took her about any hour. That’s probably about right, with the most time spent on the caddy painting.
Do a couple coats of paint. I’d suggest finishing with a protective coat at the end. You have to figure that pencil, pen, crayon and markers will be hitting the caddy in unexpected ways!
For the containers, anything goes here of course. Glavanized steel looks nice or paint any metal buckets a desired color. You could even go glass if your kids are older.
Melody was inspired by the Lazy Susan with Mini Buckets from Pottery Barn Kids
Where to See It
Melody shows you how she made her DIY art caddy at My Passion for Décor.