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Gather girlfriends together to create these cute caddies that will simplify shower time. Our July Unwind & Design project features small metal pails personalized with self-adhesive vinyl borders, found in the walls and windows department.

Step-by-Step

Rough Cost Estimate: $9* (per caddy)


Rough Time Estimate: 15 minutes (does not include drying time for spray paint)


strip of vinyl border

1. At the widest part of the pail, measure the circumference. Cut a strip of vinyl border to that measurement. Mark the pail height on the back of the strip; cut off the excess.


stick the vinyl border on the pail

2. Peel off the backing, stick the vinyl border on the pail, and press to smooth. Cut notches in the border around the pail's handles.


Write your name with a marker

3. Write your name with a marker. Using a hammer and nail, create drainage holes in the bottom of the pail. Apply a clear coat, and allow to dry.


Good to Know

You also can decorate the caddy with paint. First apply a coat of metal primer, and then spray with your desired color. Finish with a clear protective coat.

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Project Details

  • Materials
    • Metal pails (2 1/2-quart, #40922)
    • Vinyl border (WallPOPS; Lots of Dots Blue, #244260; Lots of Dots Pink, #244257; Ribbon Candy Red, #244272; Ribbon Candy Purple, #244269; Pink Flirt, #244235**)
    • Clear protective coat (Minwax, #45873)
    • Spray paint (optional)
  • Tools***
  • *Based on a four-person party. Does not include applicable taxes, which vary by market, or the cost of tools.
  • **Selection varies by market.
  • ***Add these items to your Unwind & Design hostess tool kit, which can travel to each month’s party.

About This Article

  • Photographer: Brian Francis
  • Publish Date: 07/01/2008