DIY Wooden Homework Caddy

I can’t believe it is the end of July… why does summer break go by so fast! Back to school time is almost here and we are sharing a great way to get started back in the right direction! For many of you, the one thing you dread most is homework.  Whether your children enjoy the task at hand, it is always helpful to be fully prepared to get things done.  In comes the… homework caddy to the rescue!

Get ready for back to school with a homework caddy!  The most dreaded part of the school day just got a little less chaotic and a lot more stylish!  via uncommon designs

 Between after school activities, cooking dinner, and making sure our children are doing well, we could all use a little organization when it comes to homework.

I am so excited to share this vintage-style painted homework  caddy with you so that at the very least, you won’t be searching around the house for school supplies!

Get ready for back to school with a homework caddy!  The most dreaded part of the school day just got a little less chaotic and a lot more stylish!  via uncommon designs

Supplies Needed:

Get ready for back to school with a homework caddy!  The most dreaded part of the school day just got a little less chaotic and a lot more stylish!  via uncommon designs

 

I picked up this adorable weathered crate on clearance at a local department store, and knew if would be perfect for our homework station.  I loved the design, but we need all the help we can get to bring on the smiles during homework time, so I wanted to add a punchy orange color… I used the Poppy from Americana’s multi-surface Satin collection.

Get ready for back to school with a homework caddy!  The most dreaded part of the school day just got a little less chaotic and a lot more stylish!  via uncommon designs

I really wanted to keep the vintage look of the crate, so I cute the word “homework” out of vinyl on my Cricut machine.  You can also use stickers.

Now… just paint a few coats of the orange on the outer pieces of wood. Let dry, and remove vinyl letters.  So easy! 

Get ready for back to school with a homework caddy!  The most dreaded part of the school day just got a little less chaotic and a lot more stylish!  via uncommon designs

I filled some mason jars with our most needed school supplies and added folders to house notebook paper, handwriting paper, and our reading logs.

Get ready for back to school with a homework caddy!  The most dreaded part of the school day just got a little less chaotic and a lot more stylish!  via uncommon designs

Now we have a bright,  portable homework caddy to start the school year off right.  Let the fun begin!

and for those days when you seem to live in your car…

Create a portable homework station. Keep everything neat and organized even when  on the go! #organizing #homework #kidscrafts #diycrate

This portable Homework Station will allow kids to complete their homework while away from home. Younger siblings will love this as a way to pass the time at big sister’s guitar lessons or big brother’s football practice! Portable and on the go!

*Trish

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Trish Flake

Author/Co-Owner at Uncommon Designs
Hey y'all! I am Trish and one half of the creative team at Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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Comments

  1. Love it! It’s so cute and perfect for the upcoming school year. I’d like to invite you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party, if you get at chance. Have an awesome week!
    Leslie

  2. What a great idea! I love it.

  3. Crystal says:

    What a cute idea!! Love it!! Pinned :)

  4. What a cute idea it *almost* makes me wish I had homework to do, lol

  5. This homework caddy is a genius idea! ;) I love the colors you painted it!

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