DIY Tiered Pie Tin Organizer
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:
- Wash the pie tins and candle sticks with soapy warm water and dry them.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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