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 tower made from old pans.

I had this random pile of pans in storage that I have collected from the thrift stores over the years.    
So I put them to use.  

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

The other supplies I used were these round, wooden plaques,  (amazon affiliate links)
wood glue, e6000, and a lazy susan from IKEA.

Here is how I put it together.  

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.  

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

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

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

In case you couldn't tell, this pic isn't staged at all.  :)  
This craft tower sits on my desk exactly like this.
 I love having all of my supplies close at hand.  

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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