We have a lot of crayons at our house! My mom gave us a huge basket full of crayons that are probably from when I was a kid that she had saved; plus every restaurant, birthday party and trip we’ve been on in the past three years has always yielded just a few more crayons here and there. I got to thinking about how to store them in a fun way and came up with this crayon caddy for our playroom. I thought I could make the outside of the container look modern and give it a handle for Gemma to carry around. I made this project using simple supplies you probably already have around the house.
You will need:
– An empty oatmeal container. I used the large size
– 2-3 sheets of scrapbook paper
– mod podge
– brads, I used decorative ones
– felt in a color that complements your scrapbook paper
– paintbrush for mod podge
Empty out oatmeal contents and make sure container is clean. Measure and cut scrapbook paper to fit around the oatmeal container — I used about 1 1/2 sheets. Measure and cut circle from scrapbook paper for the lid.
Mod podge scrapbook paper to oatmeal container very neatly, sealing the entire outer side of the paper for a hardened finish. Repeat this process for the lid. Let everything dry.
Cut a 1″w x 10″l piece of felt with pointed tips as shown above. Use scissors to start a very small hole on both sides where brads will attach.
When the container is dry, simply attach the handle with brads and enjoy!