Pinterest Idea

I found this great organizer on Pinterest:

School Supply Caddy

I wanted to make one, so I sent my husband off to Goodwill to find a used stand like this one or some buckets we could repaint to make cute.  No luck, so off to Target he went and he came back with this exact stand!  He also picked up some buckets from the Dollar Spot there and after some spray paint, the whole thing looks like this:

It was really difficult to keep my son’s supplies for homework from vanishing.  This way, he can take the bucket he needs (my husband took the handles off the blue and pink buckets so they would take up less room) and bring it back when he’s done.  This sits on the counter in our dining room and now his supplies are ready when he is!

I think they used soup cans that had been spray painted in the original and if I had eaten enough soup, I would have used those!

I think it took me probably 10 minutes to put this together, but about 1 hour while waiting for the spray paint to dry.

The stand was $19 and the buckets were $1 each, so the entire project was under $30.  We had the spray paint from another project, so that didn’t cost anything. 🙂

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on September 13, 2012, in Homework, Organization, Pinterest, Target. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I was wandering if you could use acrylic paints for the cans. I have about 100 different colors. 🙂 I’ve been making crock pot meals and have gone thru quite a few cans. I can’t wait to make this. I love organizational ideas!!!!


  2. Wow…your husband is awesome !

    Sent from my iPad


  3. I loved this idea. It so happened I had a stand so I emptied cans of soup and covered it with animal print duct tape. Thanks for sharing!


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