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DIY Ice Cream Caddy

Is it even possible to get through the summer without an ice cream party? I think not! So when I came across this salt box, I knew I had to revamp into something a little sweeter — an ice cream caddy. This is the perfect piece to hold your essential ice cream toppings so you can break ’em out for every ice cream occasion.

DIY Ice Cream Caddy

DIY Ice Cream Caddy

Supplies:

Tiered bamboo salt box
Craft paint
Paint brushes
Ice cream cone cookie cutter
Craft knife
Air-dry clay
Strong glue (I recommend E-6000)

Roll out a piece of clay about 1/2-inch thick. Press your ice cream cookie cutter into it and remove the shape. Then use a craft knife to cut off the tip of the cone, giving you a flat surface for gluing to your caddy later. Let the clay air dry according to package directions.

DIY Ice Cream Caddy

In the meantime, start painting your salt box. I painted each tier a different color. It took several coats of paint to cover the bamboo; make sure you let the paint dry completely in between each coat. For food safety reasons, I recommend only painting the outer portion of the box, not the inside or the rim.

DIY Ice Cream Caddy

Once the cone is dry, you can paint it. I chose to use a cone color and two different scoop colors.

DIY Ice Cream Caddy

Next, embellish the cone. I added sprinkles and some lines on the cone to make it look more realistic.

DIY Ice Cream Caddy

Once the paint is dry on both your cone and your box, glue the two together. Glue the cone right on top of the lid. Hold the cone in place until the glue begins to set, then let it dry completely, according to the instructions on the tube. Remember, the cone is meant to be decorative, so I don’t recommend using it as a handle to lift the caddy.

DIY Ice Cream Caddy

Now all that’s left is to fill the caddy with sprinkles and cherries and throw an ice cream party. Happy scooping!

DIY Ice Cream Caddy

DIY Ice Cream Caddy

All Photos: Kelly Lanza

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