Mens Valet Caddy
For Mother’s Day I made some fun DIY Jewlery Dishes. I love using mine and having a place for the little things. One look at my husband nightstand told me he needed something similar. I present my Mens Valet Caddy. Oh, and I bet you’ll never guess what it’s made out of.
The secret ingredient are these Friendly Plastic Pellets. Here’s how to make a caddy for your man.
Follow the directions to melt the pellets. I used a wet method and it worked well for this project. Wait until the pellets turn clear and then with a craft stick, remove the plastic.
You’ll want to knead the plastic and try to get it all smooth.
Grab your rolling pin and start to roll the plastic into an even sheet. You need to do this step as fast as you can because the plastic will start to cool and harden. If it does you can just reheat by placing it back in the water or using a heat gun.
Once your plastic is rolled out, you’ll want to get your mold ready. I used a small plastic container and put tin foil over it so the plastic wouldn’t stick.
Draped your plastic over your mold and shape to your preference. I wanted it square with pinched corners so that’s what I did at this point. Set aside and let it cool.
Once it was cool, I pulled out my spray paint. I love this Mirror Effect from Rust-Oleum. I thought it made this caddy really have that hammered metal look with the plastic not being completely smooth.
Once the spray paint dries the valet caddy is ready to use. Have your man toss in all his lose change, ring, watch, keys. Whatever he needs to keep in one place.
If you want to try make sure to grab some Friendly Plastic. It’s available at Michaels.