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DIY Homework Caddy

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DIY Homework Caddy

DIY Homework Caddy

Hi everyone, it’s Mindy from My Creative Scoop and I’m a new contributor for Domestically Speaking and I could not be more thrilled! I’ll be sharing 5 minute crafts with you all.

Now for my first project. School is fastly approaching and so is all that homework. I know in my home there’s always that one moment where no one has a pencil or a glue stick, scissors or anything to color with. So, instead of throwing these items in your junk drawer I thought creating your own little ‘Homework Caddy’ with recycled cans would be perfect to keep all those items in one place and keep the Homework caddy close to the area your children do their homework and keeping these school items only for homework! Then they will always be there when you need them.

Supplies needed:

  • 3 emptied and cleaned cans (you could always use more or less)
  • Strong adhesive
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Twine or any other ribbon
  • Any embellishments you might want to add

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Step 1. Clean the cans and take off each label.

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Step 2. Paint the cans in your choice of chalkboard paint. (You can also use spray paint, which is quicker)

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Step 3. I used twine to decorate the bottom of my cans, it’s super cute and adds texture to your project.  I added another type of jute ribbon just to give it a little more decoration. You will see below.

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Step 4. I took about 6 pieces of the twine and then tied knots around the 6 pieces to thicken it for the handle. I then glued the 3 cans together.


DIY Homework Caddy

Step 5. I added some resin butterflies for some last minute touches. Buttons would also look super cute!

How simple and fun this is to make. I absolutely LOVE it! I hope you found this project fun and inspirational. I would love it if you would visit me for some more DIY project on My Creative Scoop! Until next time my crafty peeps!


Mindy Baxter



  1. Hi Mindy,

    I am thinking about making a big one or several in groups of 6 for a friend of mine who is a first time teacher this year, for her classroom, too cute. Thanks!

    With a smile from Carlyn in Tampa, Fl 🙂

  2. I LOVE it!! Super easy and anyone can do this!! How cute would this be for a teacher gift?! Thank you for the fabulous inspiration. I’m looking forward to seeing what yo have in store for us!! 🙂

  3. Great idea. I love repurposing the cans and you have painted and decorated them which will inspire one (or you!) to use them.

    This is also a good idea for a vehicle to use for spoons, knives, straws, etc. for picnics and cookouts.

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