Upcycled Utensil Caddy From A Plant Stand and Tin Cans

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In celebration of upcoming Earth Day on April 22nd, I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to upcycle a project out of things I only have in the house. I decided to not just use things in the house but things that were also on the way out of my house. For instance, tin cans and an old plant stand.
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A plant stand + tin cans = an upcycled utensil caddy!
  • upcycled utensil caddy from a plant stand and tin cans, cleaning tips, crafts, repurposing upcycling
I am a huge fan of soup (all year round no less) so I have plenty of used cans hanging out in the recycle container. These were the basis of my project.
  • upcycled utensil caddy from a plant stand and tin cans, cleaning tips, crafts, repurposing upcycling
I knew I wanted to make the cans into a utensil caddy for the sun room so I started looking around for something to make a base. I was thinking I was going to have to break out the tools and scrap wood until my eyes landed on this old plant stand in the yard sale pile.
  • upcycled utensil caddy from a plant stand and tin cans, cleaning tips, crafts, repurposing upcycling
I immediately started unscrewing the smallest stand from the rest of the stand. Once I had it off, I turned it upside down. I was thrilled with this new use! I had found the base of my utensil caddy.
  • upcycled utensil caddy from a plant stand and tin cans, cleaning tips, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Now it was time to make it pretty! I decided to sand down the wood and restain it Dark Walnut.
  • upcycled utensil caddy from a plant stand and tin cans, cleaning tips, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Then I spray painted the cans a pretty gold.
  • upcycled utensil caddy from a plant stand and tin cans, cleaning tips, crafts, repurposing upcycling
I used putty to stick the cans to the stand.
  • upcycled utensil caddy from a plant stand and tin cans, cleaning tips, crafts, repurposing upcycling
To disguise the look of the cans a bit more I used scrap paper to cover the ridges. I seem to keep eeking projects out of scraps of paper most people would have tossed by now.
  • upcycled utensil caddy from a plant stand and tin cans, cleaning tips, crafts, repurposing upcycling
  • upcycled utensil caddy from a plant stand and tin cans, cleaning tips, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Fill it with forks, knives, spoons, and napkins and bring it outdoors for your next cookout!
  • upcycled utensil caddy from a plant stand and tin cans, cleaning tips, crafts, repurposing upcycling
  • upcycled utensil caddy from a plant stand and tin cans, cleaning tips, crafts, repurposing upcycling
  • upcycled utensil caddy from a plant stand and tin cans, cleaning tips, crafts, repurposing upcycling

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