Friday, 16 March 2012

Remote Caddy

It’s been a busy week (report cards make me crazy) so I wanted to tackle a fairly simple project. I decided it would be a good time to make a remote caddy for my table. This craft is based on a remote caddy by Gen at Color Me Domestic.

My finished remote caddy

Wooden box
Paint and sponge
Scrapbook paper
Modge Podge and sponge
Fondue skewer (yep, seriously)
Adhesive felt circles

First I painted the edges of my box. I basically painted anywhere that wouldn’t be covered in paper. I wasn’t sure what paper I was going to use so I went with a simple beige.

 Next, I worked on cutting the paper. To do this, I traced each side, cut the paper, and then continued to trim until I got it to the right size. It took a bit of patience (especially since my dollar store box isn’t symmetrical) but I eventually got all the pieces cut out.

Next, I covered the back of the paper and the box in Modge Podge and attached the paper. I used a fondue skewer to push down the edges inside the box that I couldn’t reach with my little fingers.

After the Modge Podge dried, I put a coat of it on top of the paper.This would be the stage during which I tipped over the bottle of Modge Podge that was sitting on my coffee table and it went all over my living room carpet. Just a little bit of advice – if you wipe it up right away and then scrub it with OxyClean it doesn’t leave a trace. I was pleasantly surprised!

Finally I added some adhesive circles to the bottom to keep it from scratching my table and it was finished.

I really like that all my necessities are kept neat and organized, while still being easily accessible. It’s sitting on the table beside me as I write this, holding the remote, a notepad, a pen, hand sanitizer, and a lip chap. Really, what more could I possibly need?

Shared on:
Finished It Friday at The Spunky Diva
Saturday Seven Party at Positively Splendid
Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts



  1. What a great project. I just love those scrapbook papers you used! Thanks for linking up with FiF. Have a fabulous weekend!
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

  2. Yours turned out so cute too! Love the paper you chose, this is more my style and colors than the ones I made, actually. Thank you for pointing me to your post! (And I'm working on the blog tag post you tagged me for, it's just I don't have internet at home at the moment so my time is mostly just spent publishing my premade posts, answering emails and linking to parties when I do have internet. Haven't forgotten about you :)

  3. Super cute - I just recently did something similar - please pop over and visit...

    Im also a new follower!
    Take care


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