February 16, 2010
Creating a Crafting Space – Part III – Make an Art Supply Turntable
- wood lazy susan (unpainted) – I bought mine at IKEA, but I just saw a slightly smaller one at Target the other day
- glazed flower pots or aluminum flower pots (I used 6 smaller pots around the outside and one larger one in the middle) – they were on sale for 25 cents each at IKEA when I made this
- scrapbooking paper – I used coordinating prints
- craft paint – I like Apple Barrel brand
- Mod Podge (to seal and protect)
- glue gun
- pencil (to trace paper)
- Paint the lazy susan – let dry overnight – you’ll probably need 2-3 coats.
- Cut circles to go under the flower pots (I turned the pot upside down and traced around the “lip” of the pot for a perfectly proportioned circle to go under the pot).
- Spread some Mod Podge under the circles and place where you want them on your painted lazy susan.
- Paint 2-3 coats of Mod Podge over the entire surface and underneath the lazy susan – this protects the surface and will keep the paper nicely attached to the lazy susan for years and years to come. Let dry overnight.
- Using superglue or a glue gun to attach the flower pots to the circles.
- Fill with art supplies and start creating!
This is fairly simple to make – the hardest part was letting everything dry in between coats. Now my kids are able to choose their art medium by simply turning the art wheel instead of climbing on top of the table. How do you organize art and craft supplies?