We all need a little help organizing, and getting organized is way more fun when your methods are cute! Display your pretty goodies in this tiered craft supply DIY organizer using some simple supplies and some inexpensive pie pans from the dollar store. Can you guess what the pillars holding up the tiers are made of? Read on to find out!
- Pie Pans (3).
- Darice Large Wooden Spools (5).
- Darice Decorative Knob.
- Acrylic Paint in Wrought Iron (Dark Gray) and Patina (Green).
- Darice Foam Paint Brush.
- Darice Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks.
This simple DIY organizer is made much more fabulous by the addition of a shabby chic faux finish. My color palette for the organizer was inspired by the decorative knob I chose, but there are so many gorgeous decorative knobs to choose from. Pick your favorite Darice decorative knob, and then customize your paint color palette from the knob’s colors. I painted my pie pans and wooden spools to mimic aged metal, with a dark gray finish accented with a green patina. This organizer would look fabulous painted antique white and accented with any color.
Step 2. Next, use the accent color to add dimension. I used a color called “Patina” which is the color of green that looks like oxidized copper. Sponge it on, wipe it off, and generally just smear it around. You can’t do it wrong.
Set the spools aside to allow the paint to dry.
Step 3. Brush the dark paint onto the pie pan, and then rub it around with a paper towel or sponge. The paint should not be covering the metal completely. It is just meant to add some dimension to the pie pan and make it look well-used.
Step 4. Next, add the accent color over the first coat of paint. Feel free to rub excess paint off, sponge and dab with a paper towel, and generally manipulate the paint until you are happy with the look.
Step 5. Hot glue a painted spool to the center of the bottom pie pan. Do your best to get it completely centered. Then hot glue a second spool on top of the first spool. Finally, hot glue the next pie pan to the top spool.
Tip: Be sure to remove the hex nut and washer from the knob before filling the hole with glue.
Check out our post on how to organize a craft room for more clever and functional ways to make your crafting space work for you!
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Heather Mann is the mother of four boys and designs and shares clever crafts with a frugal twist at her site Dollar Store Crafts. She’s also fascinated by the unsuccessful (yet humorous) side of crafting, and explores it at her site CraftFail, and in her new book, CraftFail: When Handmade Goes Horribly Wrong.