DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate – Back to Basics & Back to School

DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate - Back to Basics and Back to School

Can you believe it’s almost time for school to start?!!!  With 4 kids ranging from elementary school to high school we have a lot of school and art projects going on at our house.  We will soon be in the throes of world map coloring, math cube circling and my personal favorite… create a giant president project ;).  Although I kept most of our art supplies organized they were stored in 8, (EIGHT) different containers in 2 different rooms which could get a little crazy when we would lose track of where one container was.  In order to keep our art supplies in one place  I transformed an old beverage crate into a DIY art caddy.  For even more back to school and organization ideas be sure to check out my friend’s ideas below as part of a monthly décor challenge called Back to Basics.

DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate – Back to Basics

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DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate - Back to Basics and Back to School

A close friend found this awesome retro Coke beverage crate at an estate sale she was helping with for just $20!  I had been on the hunt for an old beverage crate for a few years now and was very excited to finally have one to decorate with.  Although this crate has seen better days I love that it still has some of the original paint showing through.

DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate - Back to Basics and Back to School - empty crate

The old coke bottle sections are the perfect size for dividing all the different colors and art supplies.  Because there are some openings in the bottom of the wood I needed to find a way to keep the colored pencils and crayons from falling out the bottom of the crate without taking away from the history of the wooden crate.

DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate - Back to Basics and Back to School - bottom of crate

My solution, water bottles.

DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate - Back to Basics and Back to School - cutting water bottles

I cut the water bottles in half and they were the perfect size for the original bottle compartments.

DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate - Back to Basics and Back to School - water bottle in half

After I had drank and cut enough water bottles to fill every compartment I had WAY too much fun sharpening and color organizing our art supplies.

DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate - Back to Basics and Back to School

I just love how all the colored pencils, scissors, pens and glue sticks look inside the crate.

DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate - Back to Basics and Back to School - color divided art supplies

DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate - Back to Basics and Back to School - wooden coke crate

Our new art caddy looks great on our kitchen table and the handles on it are super easy to move the beverage crate off our kitchen table when it is time to eat :).

DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate - Back to Basics and Back to School - farmhouse kitchen

Thanks so much for stopping by to see our new art caddy!  Don’t forget to check out my friend’s projects below!

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DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate - Back to Basics and Back to School - coke crate

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Thanks so much to Vicki and Jenn from 2 Bees in a Pod and Coco from at The Crowned Goat for hosting this challenge.


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22 thoughts on “DIY Art Caddy from an Old Beverage Crate – Back to Basics & Back to School

  1. Tara this is so awesome! I can’t believe you guys got this for such a steal. I love how you repurposed it into such a fun way to display art supplies. And that bottle idea, so genius! Hugs, CoCo

  2. Tara,
    I love how you transformed an old coke bottle crate into a pencil organizer! I have a similar organizer that I love too. Although my son had literally 4 pairs of scissors in his room! I kept buying more since I thought we didn’t have any!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to see our new art caddy Janine! I have had the same problem with buying things we already had! I am hoping hat keeping all of our art supplies together in one room will help solve that problem 🙂

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