DIY art supply caddy

DIY art supply caddy

DIY art supply caddy 650 731 Consie Sindet

I don’t know about you but I love containers…especially if they can coral all of the stuff that accumulates on my art table! Free or inexpensive containers that are cute? Even better!

Art supply caddy made from a recycled 4-pack using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #artsupplies #organizing #stencilsI found this 4-pack holder in my stash and decided to spruce it up to hold some of my markers, pencils and pens in my studio. It was a simple process that didn’t take much time at all.

Art supply caddy made from a recycled 4-pack using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #artsupplies #organizing #stencilsThe first step was to paint the background with some of my favorite green acrylic colors using a very slip-slap technique to create a mottled effect. This is a fast way to get paint down! Just don’t over blend the colors so you can keep a variety of shades visible.

Art supply caddy made from a recycled 4-pack using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #artsupplies #organizing #stencilsI then applied Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste to create texture with two stencils, letting the modeling paste dry for a couple hours. The stencils I used were the Mini Butterfly Collage stencil and the Mini Tatting stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop.

Art supply caddy made from a recycled 4-pack using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #artsupplies #organizing #stencilsUsing a dry brush, I added metallic green and silver to both the background and the texture paste, concentrating the silver on the texture paste designs.

Art supply caddy made from a recycled 4-pack using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #artsupplies #organizing #stencilsTo finish off my art supply caddy, I painted all of the inside and the bottom with black acrylic. Touches of black and bronze were added on all the edges of the caddy with a dry brush. The final touch was to tap splatters of bronze over the entire piece. It is a sweet, simple addition to my art table. The stencil designs are the star and really needed very little embellishment added to make them stand out.

This caddy would also be perfect as a hostess gift holding a selection of wine coolers or as an addition to any picnic as a utensil holder. Recycling doesn’t look any prettier!

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10 comments
  • Caroline Pile June 26, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Another spectacular piece.

    Love, MA

  • JaneEllen June 26, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Is that caddy paper or metal? Keep looking at it, looks like metal on edges. Did you maybe buy wine coolers in it?I have caddy like that also, been trying to decide how to decorate it to use as holder for colored pens/markers (i.e.) when I take them out to kitchen to work with. I work on projects on my portable kitchen island quite often, especially painting projects. My caddy feels bit loose so will reinforce it with some sturdier cardboard.
    How you decorated yours is so awesome, love the stencils you used and colors. Very pretty. Will have to go to Crafters workshop to see what kind of stencils they have. Love how you used that paste on stencils for embellishment.
    Have great weekend and happy creating your beautiful creations, always enjoy seeing what you’re doing.

    • Consie Sindet June 30, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Hey JaneEllen, The caddy is cardboard and came with beer in it! I think it just looks like metal because of the metal paint. Nice bonus to the effect!

  • Linda K June 26, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    a sweet and arty caddy. Congrats on being featured at PPF this week too!

  • Gina Sismilich June 27, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Great job on the caddy. It’s a great solution for all those pens, pencils and markers that accumulate on the art table!

  • Clare June 28, 2015 at 7:29 am

    That’s a very clever idea and looks so effective! I bet your desk is now looking a lot tidier than mine…

  • Ken April 17, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    This is so neat! It’s funny because I was actually just looking for something to store my art supplies in, but perhaps I should just make something instead 🙂

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