Thursday, February 12, 2015

Craft Supply Storage Tower with upcycled pans

Today I'm sharing how I store all of my craft tools in a Craft Storage Tower.

How to make a craft Storage Tower from repurposed cake pans |  She's Crafty

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I had this random pile of pans in storage that I have collected from the thrift stores over the years.  

I used some table legs, also purchased at the thrift store, but these are similar.  

The other supplies I used were 

Instructions for putting together a Craft Storage Tower from upcycled pans

How to make a craft storage tower

For the wood to wood connections, I used wood glue.  For wood to metal connections, I used e6000.  
Then I just sat the tower on top of the lazy susan.  The tower is a bit heavy and a little awkwardly tippy so putting something heavy in the bottom pan, like the metal stamps, really helped to stabilize it.  

How to store craft supplies in a craft storage tower

In the top tier, I put mason jars filled with markers, pens and oft used craft tools.

How to store craft supplies in a craft storage tower

In the second tier, I put various glues and adhesives. 

How to store craft supplies in a craft storage tower

The bottom tier has random craft supplies like glitter, metal stamps, a tape measure, etc.

How to store craft tools in a craft storage tower made from upcycled pans

This craft tower sits on my desk exactly like this.   I love having all of my supplies close at hand.  

How to make a craft storage tower from thrift store pans

Maybe next time you're in the thrift store, you'll look at those junky cake pans and possibly see different ways to use them!  


  1. I love organization - and craft supplies are weakness of this project makes me smile! I'd love to have you link up with us at The Creative Circle:

    -Angela, Blue i Style

  2. This is adorable. I am currently looking for something to hold my pens/ pencils as I am a journaler.

  3. Love this piece Candace! I'd even use it in the kitchen for snacks or dessert :) Thanks for sharing on Something To Talk About link party!

  4. Love this! I made something very similar (using old vases instead of table legs) for my bathroom. However the deepness of your top pan is so great and the addition of the lazy susan ingenious! I've already started collecting more old pans for another project. I may need to start thinking 'craft room' like you have. Awesome!

  5. Love this, Candice! Perfect way to stay organized!! Love the pans you used! Thanks so much for sharing at our party... hope to see you back again tomorrow! Have a great rest of the week!
    Kendra @

  6. My brain is thinking of all the fun ways I could use this! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Talented Tuesdays!


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