Monday, December 27, 2010

Not-So-Lazy Susan!

Everyone who crafts knows you can never have enough place to store your "things".  After seeing a cute craft lazy susan over on Clean Mama, I decided my sister NEEDED this.  Not because she is unorganized (That's me!) but because she wants to homeschool my two nephews, and I think this "Not-So-Lazy Susan" would be perfect to store all their homeschool supplies! 

I had a plastic lazy susan not in use, but wanted a sturdier wooden one.  Using a jigsaw and some MDF I was able to get the look I wanted!

With a piece of MDF big enough for my plastic lazy susan to fit on it, I traced my plastic susan and then added an inch all the way around.

Next, I got over of my fear of the jigsaw, and cut out my circle. It isn't perfect, so I went back with sand paper and worked it a little more. 

Then, I painted my wood white, and screwed my plastic susan to the bottom.

( The rest is the same as the Clean Mama version!)
Next, I found some cute scrapbook paper and traced all my cups lips onto the back of the paper and cut out.

Glue your circles down on your "Not-So-Lazy Susan". 
If you want, and I did. Seal your paper down with Mod Podge. 

Fill and enjoy!