Thursday, May 17, 2012

Condiment Caddy

My sister visited earlier this week for a day of crafts.  After the obligatory trip to Michael's and a stop at the liquor store for a bottle of white wine (that's how we roll here), we arrived home with $46 worth of supplies and a few ideas.  Over the next few posts, I'll share with you what we made.  First up is the "condiment caddy."



























A while back, I had picked up two small(ish) unfinished wooden crates from Jo-Ann's for $5.99 a pop.  My original plan was to use them as planters, but the bottom is not solid, so I would've had to line them, and I just never got around to it.

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With no real plan, I painted the crate white and then I stared at it.  Remote control caddy?  Hmm, maybe.  But I already store my remotes in a flower pot and that works fine.  Jen had picked up some of the navy and white polka dot ribbon for a frame she was making so I decided to add a little trim.  The crate was starting to look a little nautical, a little patriotic, maybe a little Memorial Day or 4th of July(ish).  Boo ya!  This would make a perfect condiment caddy.



























I had a roll of jute and I realized that I could make handles by twisting a few pieces together.  I nailed four common nails to the inside of the crate, tied the jute around two of the nails, twisted the pieces together, and attached them on the other side. I started filling the crate with ketchup, mustard, napkins, and everything fit great. Such an easy and cheap project and way cuter than putting condiments directly on the table.  It also makes it easy to carry everything around.  Fire up the grill!



























Linking to these parties here

16 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I need one for my table :)

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    1. Thanks! You should definitely make one. By the way, I just checked out your blog and your organized closet wall made my jaw drop. Who knew you could do so much with such little space?

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  2. This is a fantastic project! So cute! Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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    1. Hi Shannah! Thanks for letting me know about your party. Linked up and following you via GFC!

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  3. I love this! What a smart idea. I'd love it if you'd link up for this week's Whip it up Wednesday handmade party!

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  4. What a cute idea!!! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  5. Jessica,
    wow this is spectacular! Love your idea.


    I would LOVE if you stop over at our Crafty Saturday Showcase and linked up this project. It runs from Sat-Thur at noon. Then our designers pick our favorites and feature them on Friday. This would go great in the collection!

    We also have a linky for ETSY/Business craft link up.


    Link: http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/19/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-2/

    Hope you are having a great weekend,
    Susie Bowdabra

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    1. Hi Susie! Thanks for letting me know about your Crafty Saturday Showcase. I just linked up this project and started following you via Google. :)

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  6. The perfect accessory for summer cookouts!

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  7. This is great for memorial day around the corner, you are so creative! I'm crazy about DIYing too. Check out my blog, www.drewdanielle.blogspot.com.

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    1. Hi Drew, thanks! I actually started following your blog the other day. :) You have some great ideas!

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