Thursday, 4 October 2012

My New Recycled Art Caddy

Hi guys, my studio is getting *crazy* messy recently so I've been busy saving food packaging to recycle it into this art caddy, what do you think??
I made it strong with LOTS of layers of vintage text pages & glue, and a re-purposed old drawer handle. 
bottoms up!
Here it is in action:
I'm honestly shocked with how much it actually holds, I wish I'd have taken a picture of what a mess my tool area was before ~ but look my lil ornaments below actually have *room* to stretch their legs now (though I doubt that'll last very long at all lol)
For those of you who are on facebook and saw my latest update saying my next tuts are recycling cardboard so start saving it, no this isn't one of them...but you can go grab some food boxes and make one of these in the interim =D x

29 comments:

  1. Love it.
    Hug, Melanie

    http://melanie-mijnknutsels.blogspot.com

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  2. Great idea and so pretty! I will copy (thanks) to make a smaller version of little boxes to hold the "stuff" I can't throw away but will use quickly on other projects - small so I can see them. The biggest help to me has been a plastic tub under my work station with recycled manilla folders each painted with a basic color and I shove paper scraps into - I am now using the scraps and have freed up a drawer that was full of scraps and never used. Thanks for your blog! mw

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  3. amo il tuo lavoro,brava :)))

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  4. LOVE this idea! can't wait to make one! Thanks for inspiring.

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  5. fantastic! just what i need, really. i realize that what's blocking my creative flow most of the time is disorganization on my work desk. i always have to look for this and that in the middle of painting. thank you, thank you, thank you! and yes, i'd still have loads left for your upcoming tutorial. hugs, melinda alpha

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  6. fantastic! just what i need to do! hugs, melinda alpha

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  7. It looks wonderful! And very handy. :)

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  8. You brilliant girl you!! I love it. It looks like it holds a ton too. Fabulous as always! :)

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  9. This is great! I love homemade storage and recycled boxes. Great idea Jenni. TFS

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  10. Another great idea! I've been totally inspired by your site. Keep up the good work!

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  11. Jenni, I have a question--did I DREAM it--or didn't I see a post or a you tube video where you said you had so many questions about how to make the kleenex box journal that you made a tutorial for it? I've collected quite a few kleenex boxes now, and am searching for a tutorial, but can't find one. I think I could probably figure it out, but you are so informative it makes it so easy! If you HAVE done a tutorial, I'd love the link! Thanks ♥

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  12. I love it Jenni!! The handle is just perfect!! Another wonderful, creative, unique idea from you!! Thanks for sharing, you're the best!!

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  13. Wonderful Project!!!!
    I am saving up my boxes. lol
    Barb
    North Carolina

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  14. Great idea and execution! This does look like it holds a ton of stuff. Love the handle you added, too. :)

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  15. Excellent idea, Jenny! I also recycle boxes for art supply storage, but I never ONCE thought to combine them into a nifty caddy!!! Thanks for sharing xoxox

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  16. Oh, wow!!! I absolutely want to make one of those. I love the handle. :)

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  17. Just like all of your ideas this is another AWESOME idea. How did you attach that drawer pull? Are you going to make a video about this? You never fail to blow my mind with your DIY art!

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  18. Okay, I'm going to make that ASAP....lol. That is such a cool idea!!!!! Why didn't I think of this!?!

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  19. Oh my, this is wonderful, Jennibellie!!
    You are so creative & clever... :]
    I created one similar to this, to store all my altered tags. I love it!
    This really adds inspiration to your work space, doesn't it?!
    Thank you for sharing your talents, always. ~xx

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  20. Awesome!!! Love this!.. Finished my visual board, and just have to post it one of these days! LOVE it, and it does my heart good to see it, just like it's supposed to!... Have a great weekend! ~tina

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  21. Really awesome idea, you are a true crafting engineer making things like this!

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  22. I will make one or more of these. Totally cool. Thanks!

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  23. Ah, Would you do a little tutorial? it's wonderful and is just exactly what I need. Every single time I walk by my stash table I knock something off! All my fault, it's just too tight in there, but this would really help.

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  24. Love you 'stash holder' Jenny** I made a holder using the plastic containers that used to have a 'napisan' type powder in them* Couldn't bear to recyle them so i got busy wth some tape,images from magazines and some glue* resultis is a pretty cool and very handy receptacle for my paint brushes etc* I would like to show you, But not sure how to do it.I hope you are well now;) xx

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  25. This is so inspiring! I did a smaller version for my makeup. Works better than anything I could have bought at the store. Thanks J!

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