How to Make a Shower Caddy

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How to Make a Shower Caddy
Use a small metal bucket to make your caddie. (Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

For showers with limited storage space and shelving, a shower caddie provides an ideal organizational solution. Shower caddies are devices that hang over the head of the shower, where you can put items like shampoo, body wash and razors. Making your own hanging shower caddie allows you to customise its look while saving the costs of a pre-made item. The process is simple and easy to complete.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Small metal bucket or trough with handle
  • Vinyl border or metal spray paint
  • Hammer
  • Nail
  • Measuring tape
  • Piece of wood
  • Waterproof wood primer
  • Hooks
  • Clear, waterproof sealer

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  1. 1

    Decorate a metal bucket or trough with a handle. Select a small bucket that's not too deep, such as ones available at craft shops. Cover the exterior with a piece of vinyl border or apply a layer of metal spray paint to the entire bucket. Use a border with an adhesive backing if opting for vinyl.

  2. 2

    Make starter holes for the bottom hooks that will serve as a place to hang loofahs, shower brushes or other items. Puncture one hole for each hook you plan to install, along the bottom, centre of the metal bucket. Use a hammer and nail to create the holes.

  3. 3

    Measure the diameter of the bucket and cut a narrow piece of wood to a length of 4cm shorter than the measurement. Apply a layer of waterproof wood primer to the wood. Place the dried piece of wood into the bottom centre of the shower caddie.

  4. 4

    Screw hooks through the starter holes and into the block of wood, which serves as an anchor.

  5. 5

    Create four to five drainage holes on either side of the wood by hammering and removing a nail at the bottom of the tin.

  6. 6

    Cover the entire metal bucket, hooks and wood with a coat of clear, waterproof sealer to complete your shower caddie. Use the bucket handle to hang the caddie from the shower head.

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