Bottle Tree turned Craft Organizer

I bought an inexpensive bottle tree on ebay
and I was sorry... the darn thing came broken... luckily, the seller was a "stand up guy" and refunded my money and let me keep the bottle tree....


Well I sure wasn't going to let it go to waste.... 
I quickly turned it into a  
handy craft organizer for my desk.

The bottle tree ended up to be the perfect place to hang everything I need for crafting, all within reach on my desk.... 
It also ended up to be a cute place for hanging 
numbers, tags, and a metal letter 
or two for decoration.

A large flat round basket serves as the base and catches all the tools I just throw in the general direction of the hooks....

Thrifted yellow enamelware mugs hold supplies 
that won't easily hang, like glue sticks and tape.

String, twine, and wire are hanging within 
arms reach...

In the center, a yellow plate holds another mug that holds tools and the go-to-glue E6000...

At the top the perfect sized dish holds one more covered enamelware pot that is the perfect place for even more small accessories


Nothing goes to waste around here...

This is an example of a cool picture effect you can create with,
a possible alternative to our dear departing Picnik...


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Oh I want one too!!

    greetz from Germany

  2. I love this and I've wanted one forever!

  3. Very neat, Susan! Neat as in "love it" and neat as in "so organized". : ) I wish I had the room for something like this, although I'm trying to figure out if I can fit one of the floor 3-tier holders in my craft/sewing room. Both my surfaces are covered right now!

  4. Well now I want a bottle tree but not for bottles! Yesterday I saw a booth and behind the counter they had those little skeins of ticking twine stored in sugar jars like from a restaurant where you turn it upside down and sugar comes out, only the twine was coming out. Now I want to display colored twine.

    I remembered to tell Lauren hello from you at Junk Market yesterday.


  5. I love the idea to use those as an organizer!! tooo cool!!
    The picture looks great too with that new site ~ I need to go check it out ~

  6. That is a great use for the bottle tree....aren't you the organized one!! Great find on the paper for the kids too! I know how much fun they will have drawing and painting.

  7. hiya , wow how lucky you were to get the tree and a refund x fantastic upcycling of the tree x and the photo is cool too x tfs
    happy crafting

  8. I love bottle trees. I need one. Thanks for the tip. I am so worried about picnik leaving.

  9. Great idea! I just started following you via Linky followers now! :) Have a great weekend! Hope to see you! xo, Reannah @ShapedbyGrace

  10. Very clever idea. Love the effect that you created in ipiccy:-)

  11. I have searched on Ebay and haven't been able to find your bottle tree. I was curious if there were anymore like yours. Do you have a link by any chance?

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