DIY School Supply Caddy

DIY School Supply Caddy

What You'll Need:

Wood Planter
6 Rulers
Acrylic Paint
Mason Jars
Chalkboard Labels
Chalk Pen
Hot Glue

Courtesy of Kelly from Here Comes the Sun Blog
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 30 Minutes (Not Including Dry Time)

How to Make a DIY School Supply Caddy

Grab your school or office supplies at a moment's notice when you organize them in a DIY School Supply Caddy! This project is as convenient as it is cute. Make yours before school starts, then fill it with pencils, crayons, markers, scissors and more.
  • 1 Paint ends of box Paint ends of box

    Using a sponge brush, paint the ends of the planter box with red acrylic paint. You will need at least 2 coats to get an even coverage.

  • 2 Paint inside of box Paint inside of box

    Once the ends of the box are are dry, paint the inside of the box with 2 coats of paint.

  • 3 Glue on ruler Hot glue on ruler

    After the paint is fully dry, align the edge of a wooden ruler with the bottom edge of the box. Attach the ruler to the box with hot glue.

  • 4 Continue gluing rulers Continue hot gluing rulers

    Glue 2 more wooden rulers horizontally onto the sides of the planter box. Repeat on the other side of the box. You will need 3 rulers per side.

  • 5 Apply chalkboard sticker Apply chalkboard sticker

    Using a chalk marker, write a school phrase on the chalkboard sticker. Place the chalkboard sticker onto the side of the planter box, centering it on the rulers.

  • 6 Fill caddy

    Place 3 mason jars into the box and fill with items such as pencils, crayons, markers and scissors.