Make this easy caddy from scrap wood and you have a perfect last minute birthday gift! And I have the free plans for you down below too.
It’s so versatile.
I loaded this caddy with art supplies but wouldn’t it be great for hair supplies or make up for the older girls?
How to build a gift caddy:
I built this caddy to fit the plastic containers. Measure your containers and build to fit adjusting the width accordingly.
2 – 1×3 @ 10″ (long sides)
2 – 1×3 @ 8 1/4″(short sides)
1 – 1×8 @ 8 1/4″l
1 – 1/4″ plywood @ 10″ x 9 3/4″
Step 1: Build the box frame using 1 1/4″ finish nails and glue.
Step 2: Arch the sides with a jigsaw and cut out the handle hole in 1×8 using a 1 1/2″ spade bit.
Step 3: Insert handle piece centering in box and finish nail in place.
Step 4: Attach bottom 1/4″ plywood using nails and glue. Sand smooth.
Step 5: To add name print out letters (I used Abadi MT Condensed font at 175 point.) and center printout on side of caddy. Using a ball point pen trace outline of letters with heavy pressure.
The pressure of the pen leaves an indent in the wood.
Step 6: Paint on and inside the indent. Seal the entire caddy with polyurethane.