DIY Tiered Pie Tin Organizer

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Want to know how to make this pie tin organizer? It's so easy! Pottery Barn sells a tiered stand for $69.50, but the one I made only cost me about $15.

All you need is a couple of old candle sticks and three pie tins – I found mine at a local thrift store for $10 — some glue and spray paint, and you can make an even nicer tin pie organizer customized to your liking and home decor. 

Step-by-step guide to making a pie tin organizer:

You will need these supplies:

  • 3 round pie tins (the old-fashioned ones work best)
  • Metal candle sticks (Wood or glass are ok as well)
  • Spray paint can in your preferred color (for metal, Rust-Oleum 2x or Krylon)
  • E6000 industrial-strength glue
  • Plastic tray (I recycled a salad container)
  • 2 thin plastic gloves
  • optional: sandpaper

Pie Tin Organizer Tutorial:

               

  1. Wash the pie tins and candle sticks with soapy warm water and dry them.
  2. I liked the silver color of the candle sticks I found, and could have used them just like that, but I love the color turquoise, so I decided I wanted to spray-paint the candle sticks that color to set them off from the color of the silver pie tins.
  3. I used a plastic container that I had on hand to contain the spray paint when I painted the candle sticks in a well-ventilated area. Don't do what I did: wear gloves. My spray can wasn't working right and dripping while it sprayed the paint and let's just say I have a lovely shade of turquoise on my hands. 
  4. I wore gloves for the second coat, but since the paint was running down the candle sticks, I actually used my fingers to wipe some of it off, and I really liked how the silver now shines through the color instead of making the candle stick uniformly turquoise as a result. Sometimes the unexpected things that occur in the DIY process are what make a project complete, am I right? 
  5. After you let the paint dry, roughen up the part you will be gluing together with sandpaper to allow for the glue to adhere. Then apply the glue, wait a minute, and then press the two parts together. I started with gluing the lowest pie tin together with the larger candlestick, and the smallest/upper pie tin (I bought a smaller silver tray instead) with the smaller candlestick. 
  6. After you let them dry for a bit, glue the middle pie tin onto the larger candlestick, and finally attach the smaller candlestick to the middle pie tin. It's a little tricky to get them all centered. One option to help with this is to mark the center beforehand.
  7. Finally, let the glue dry fully for several hours before utilizing your new tray.

And there you have it – your own organizer you can fill with anything you like! I immediately filled mine with all the school supplies that have been floating around on our side table.

               

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Helfpul Tip: If you have kids, consider making this when they are not around due to the glue and paint fumes – better safe than sorry. 

 

**This DIY project was inspired by this fun post.

 

Images via DagmarBleasdale.com

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DIY Tiered Pie Tin Organizer

Dagmar tackles motherhood, thrifty home decorating, DIY projects, and green and frugal living on her lifestyle blog Dagmar's Home. She loves finding treasures in thrift stores and sells her handmade candles on Dagmar's Home Decor. Connect with her on Twitter (26,000 followers), Facebook, and Pinterest. ... More

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2 comments

  1. Janice says:

    That is one cool craft.

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