Monday, August 13, 2012

Back to School Homework Caddy

Hi everyone- As you can see, we took the summer OFF with our blogging. Don't worry though, we have been super busy throwing all sorts of parties and doing all sorts of decorating. We have plenty to show you!
I thought since it was Back to School time I would show you what I made for my kids this week -
Come 3 o'clock at our house it is usually a race to and from soccer, water polo, piano lessons, choir, drama - the list goes on and on! Homework time is thrown in the mix and when it's time for the kids to start their homework I was tired of them meandering around the house looking for a pencil, a stapler or a snack for 20 minutes! I decided to put them all in one place.
Introducing the homework caddy:
This is so simple to make. Start off with 3 pie tins. You can get them at any thrift store for about $1 each or you can buy a brand spankin new set.

Next get 2 candlesticks. They can be wooden or brass. Spray paint them your desired color - I went with bright yellow to match my kitchen.

The next part can be a little tricky. You need to use some math skills to measue where to place the candlesticks so that they all line up. You can eyeball it too, but it may look a bit off. Use E6000 or any eopxy to glue the candlesticks on and let dry.

Last, I bought a bunch of tins at the Target Dollar Spot and filled them with all sorts of school supplies. I even found some fun chalkboard tins.

Place your tins on the caddy, add some school snacks and there you go! You are ready for your after school Homework time.

If you want your own caddy but don't want to make it- I have one available in my ETSY store here or just click the shop ETSY link at the top of the page. I also take custom requests!


  1. TOTALLY CUTE! This is way better than that white carousel thing you almost bought, and way cheaper too. I am totally pinning this!

    1. I know it is! And to think, I almost spent $30 on something that was no where near as cute as this!

  2. Very very cute, Jen! I love it! Trying to think where I could put this in my house ... hmmmm....

  3. This is so cute! Awesome idea to organize and keep everything in one place. If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party going on now:

  4. I Turned this into a spice rack too and allowed my kids to put their on art on the tins it's was super fun