Anyone else have an obsession with art supplies? I love just walking down the pens/pencils/markers section at just about any store. Guess it reminds me of buying school supplies and going back to school after summer vacation. Unfortunately our art supplies were starting to take over our kitchen! So...in came the art caddy!
I used to drool over the art caddies at Pottery Barn Kids (don't think they sell them anymore) but they were WAY overpriced (like $60!!! WOW). I looked and looked for one that I liked, but I couldn't find one....so, like any crafty momma, I decided to make my own!!
Again...like everything I do...it was SUPER simple!!
Here's what I used:
Lazy Susan (I got mine from Ikea for $10)
Paint (if you choose to paint your lazy susan)
I forgot to take "before" pictures, but first I painted my lazy susan with several coats of white gloss paint.
Then I added seven adhesive magnets to my lazy susan. Mine had enough space to hold 6 buckets around the edge and one in the middle.
Why the magnets, you ask??????
Because....meet obssession #2!
Don't know why, but I love these and I buy them EVERY TIME I see new ones! I love that Target has seasonal mini buckets but I never could figure out what to do with them!! Since I used magnets I can just switch out the buckets whenever I want!
The magnets are also great because Sweet Girl can remove the bucket she wants, use it and then put it back.
Right now in our art caddy we have:
Mini play dough
Pipe cleaners and pom poms
Stickers and papers (those are in the large middle bucket...I plan on switching those out with each new season/holiday).
And that's what we do on Saturday morning. Dada, Sweet Girl and myself sit around our table and have an artsy-kinda morning!!