Soup Can Caddy

          Soup can caddy by sow and dipity

           

          Soup Can Caddy

          The summer has finally arrived here in the Pacific Northwest…. just in time as we were all starting to grow webbed feet with all that rain!

          I’ve got all my Garden Junk Art done for the year….( ha, well maybe )….so it’s time to relax and enjoy the patio. But since I’m still on the junk kick and soup can repurposing is sooo hot right now, I thought I’d come up with a handy dandy Soup Can Caddy for my summer BBQ entertaining.

          Soup can caddy by sow and dipity

           

           I used the handle from a dollar store plunger and cut it to 10″, but you could use an old broom, rake or just buy a cheap dowel like I did. I drilled a hole through the top to attach a jute loop.

          The cans were painted and wiped in layers using a sunny yellow, then a dark turquoise and the top layer was a patina color. I did the same to the handle, then I used an antiquing medium to ‘dirty’ it up.

           

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          I popped a small hole in the tin can with a hammer and nail to get it started then I just used small screws to attach the cans to the handle. The jute was wrapped around the three tins for the finishing touch.

           

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          I love the fresh colors of this caddy, don’t you?

           

          recycled soup cans

           

          Ahh….now isn’t that a great way to use your junk? Go dig those cans out of the recycling bin and put this caddy together, it won’t take you more than a 1/2 hour to make.

           

          I’ve got some great posts coming up this month, so be sure to check back !

          May you have many wonderful lazy hot days and fun BBQ nights this summer 🙂

           

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          34 Responses to Soup Can Caddy

          1. I *love* this, and I’ve been saving empty cans just knowing they would come in handy eventually. I’m hosting my first BBQ next weekend and this will be perfect. Thanks for sharing!

          2. Great idea. I did the same thing with toilet paper rolls as a kid. This looks much better!
            I’m hosting a linky party “One Creative Weekend” at OneCreativeMommy.com. I’d love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you’d like to share.

            • Hi Sarah! No, I did not line them. The cans I used were actually green been tins and they were already white inside… must be because of the acid content in the beans…like tomato tins . They might be more ideal if you want a semi finished look on the inside. Just be sure no matter what tin you use that you have a clean edge or washi tape it 😉 .

          3. I also love the fresh colors of the cans, so pretty. Your vignette is so very pretty, functional and gosh I just want it. You are one creative lady, wish I lived closer! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped to make it a fun party

          4. Hi Shelley! I’m Megan, from the Progresso team at General Mills. Would you be okay with us showcasing your craft on our Facebook page? We’ll link back to your blog.

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