DIY Supply Caddy

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DIY School Supplies Organizer for Art Supplies

This DIY school supplies organizer will easily take your homeschool organization to the next level!

Homeschool Organization

Organization is the glue that holds a smoothly run homeschool together. Seriously though!

From super simple homeschool organization to unique curriculum organization ideas — it’s all an essential part of the homeschool organization journey!

Homeschool art supplies can get out of hand quickly which is why I love leaning on easy solutions like our amazing DIY school supplies organizer!

School Supplies Organization

If you struggle with organizing school supplies or keeping your homeschool room tidy, this simple caddy can help!

DIY School Supplies Organizer

As a type A, organization-loving, homeschool mom, totes and baskets will always be my favorite go-to options for any homeschool organization project!

This simple homeschool art caddy was no exception. I simply grabbed one of my favorite little totes and created something so simple, yet incredibly amazing!

You are seriously going to love this art caddy, you guys!

Using a cute little caddy, I created one of our favorite homeschool tools of all time!

These totes seriously make the best holder for pens, pencils, markers, paintbrushes, and so much more!

I have 3 kiddos, so naturally, I bought 3 of these little guys and had each one embroidered with a child’s first initial.

My boys both got blue polka dots, while my daughter got pink (shown below).

Organize Art Supplies with This DIY School Supplies Organizer

DIY school supplies organizer to hold art supplies on the go.

The idea behind these caddies is super simple!

Create an on-the-go approach to learning & creating.

While we do have a specific spot these awesome little caddies land during their off time, they are so incredibly easy to pick up and use at a moment’s notice!

Anytime I have a kiddo that needs access to their markers or glue, they simply pick up their art bin that has all their organized homeschool supplies and head off to wherever learning is happening for the day.

My youngest actually takes hers along on car trips or outside multiple times a week — it’s so good, you guys!

Creating a DIY School Supplies Organizer

You could easily toss markers and crayons in your little tote with no real organization method, but that would be utter chaos and would completely defeat the purpose of organizing all the things.

However, with just a few extra steps, you can create the organized art supply caddy of your dreams!

DIY School Supplies Organizer for Homeschool Organization

If you chose to create your DIY school supplies organizer using one of the little totes I used, you can easily purchase plastic cups to help separate supplies!

When I first created ours, I knew I wanted something simple, budget-friendly, and pleasing to the eye.

With that said, I also needed something that worked.

After a little searching for just the right thing, I stumbled upon some budget-friendly cups and somehow they were exactly the right fit for creating a functional and organized art caddy!

Unfortunately, the exact cups I used for our caddies are no longer available for purchase but the ones mentioned above are the closest option I could find.

Using a DIY School Supplies Organizer

If getting organized is something you truly desire for your homeschool, but staying there can sometimes be difficult for you. Creating an art bin out of the is the perfect starter project!

It’s also a super simple way to encourage your kids to keep their supplies tidy on a daily basis.

I absolutely love having an organized homeschool room (and house for that matter) and teaching my children how to organize their own homeschool supplies is a great first step.

Simple School Supply Storage Using a DIY Caddy

Simple caddy organization tip — We have found that the outside pocket works just perfectly for a pair of scissors and a single glue stick.

I included my kids in the entire process of making their art bins, what they wanted to put in them, the colors/embroidery we chose – all of it!

Not only was it a fun little homeschool project for us, but it also set the tone for how these caddies were meant to be used!

While we do have to do some minor cleanout and reorganization from time to time, their art caddies have remained fairly organized to this day.

Using this method, even my five-year-old can keep her homeschool art bin organized on her very own!

I consider this a huge win, cause my daughter is very independent and loves to do most things on her own.

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DIY Supply Caddy

Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the homeschool organization portion of the blog! 

I thrive in an organized space and so does our homeschool! From simple caddies to creative solutions, organizing is just second nature to me.

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