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Upcycled Bread Pan Caddy ~ DIY Storage

If you don’t already think I’m quirky in the way my brain works, just wait until you see what I did with this “junk”. Is it junk, really? You know it’s not. It’s what I adoringly call #trashure. Now, let’s have some fun and make an upcycled bread pan caddy. {{doing the cabbage patch}} Just thought I’d date myself a snip.

Old Bread Pans Before Upcycle |

I’m sort of addicted to old bread pans because they have so many uses. Here are a few things I’ve created in years past. Can you guess what the pan is attached to in the second picture?

Repurposed Barn Wood Kitchen Decor by Prodigal Pieces |

Repurposed Antique Corn Sifter Message Center by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

Okay, so up above in my first picture you’re looking at are a set of mini bread pans. I couldn’t resist their calling to me at the thrift store. Plus, a bit of yummy hardwood from my wood stash that my brother gave me.

My goal is to create a pair of upcycled bread pan caddies that can be used in any way you see fit. It just so happens that the two boards are already the same width. However, they are also the perfect length, but just need cut to size.

Caddy Bottom Layout |

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After I used my miter saw to cut them, I used my drill to make holes for attaching the handle. And, then I also needed to add holes for the knob feet I’ll be adding. That center line will be for the ¾” width of the board I cut off for a handle.

Once I cut it, I then used my jig saw to cut out a handle shape.

Jigsaw Cutout for Upcycled Break Pan Caddy |

I’m aiming for simple, so here is a rough idea of how it will be set up in the end…

Dry Test Bread Pan Caddy |


After a bit more magic wand waving, here’s why I envisioned in my brain come to life. Ta da!

Upcycled Salt & Pepper Shaker plus Coaster Holder by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse #upcycle #homedecor

Repurposed Bread Pan Caddy for Home Decor by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #farmhouse

I’ve staged it here on my kitchen table with a salt & pepper set on one side and coasters on the other. However, it could be used in any way you see fit. Bathroom toiletries holder, kids crayon caddy, art supply storage…you get the idea.

Farmhouse Table Caddy made from Upcycled Bread Pans by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #upcycle #farmhouse #home #homedecor

Farmhouse Cottage Style Kitchen Caddy by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #cottage

So, I’m curious…what would you use it for? Would you have done something else with them? Let us hear it!

Farmhouse Table Setting by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #home #homedecor #handmade

Cottage Style Table Setting with Upcycled Bread Pan Caddy by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor

If you would like to make one of these your own, I have two available in my online shop along with many other goodies. They come with the coasters and shakers. woot! (BOTH SOLD)

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Repurposed Kitchen Caddy made by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #homedecor #diy

In addition, do pin and share my little creations. Inspire someone to grab those bread pans too and make something for their own home story.

Sweet! You can create this upcycled bread pan caddy with this tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #home #cottage #homedecor

Up next is Trash to Treasure Tuesday. Wait until you see what I did with this Curb le Chic find. eep! HEAD HERE.

Kids Desk Before Upcycle |

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Also, more fun like my upcycled bread pan caddies:

Oh so sweet! This vintage bread box with heart cut-out got a new look and purpose as Larissa of Prodigal Pieces shows us in a step-by-step video tutorial how to make it into an upcycled charging station | Head to #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #home #homedecor #homedecorideas #farmhouse #vintageWant to add storage to your home? Get your DIY on and Update a Vintage Cosco Serving Cart for Kitchen, Bath, Laundry, and even Bedroom! Get the step-by-step tutorial at Prodigal Pieces |

12 replies on “Upcycled Bread Pan Caddy ~ DIY Storage”

I want to thank you so much for all that you do showing us
and triggering our brains to be creative.
You are in my prayers.
Thank you

Very cute!!
What did you use to attach them to the wood? Did you glue them or screw them on or use some other means?

You are amazing and I am in awe at your ability to see outside the box and create things such as these with old bread pans! I look at things in a whole new light now thinking “what would Larissa do with this?”

I love a good caddy or tray! Well done! I have feeling it would get used for just about everything eventually, in my house. I swap stuff around a lot! 😁

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