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Make a Lazy Susan Supply Organizer

29 December 2010 12,297 views 6 Comments

by heather

Now that the holidays are over, are you ready to tame your clutter? Valerie at The Crafter's File Box made a designer-inspired lazy susan craft supply organizer for a fraction of the retail price. She was inspired by a similar item at Pottery Barn Kids, and made her own version with stuff from IKEA and Target's dollar spot. Such a cute idea for keeping craft supplies in one neat and organized place (I think my sons would probably use it as a projectile launcher, but that's another story). [how to make a lazy susan supply organizer]

Project Estimate:

  • Lazy susan, $1 and up
  • Metal pails, $4 and up
  • Spray paint, optional, on hand or $3
  • E-6000, on hand

Total: $5 and up

A note about supplies: Valerie got her Lazy Susan at IKEA for $7.99, but you can also check around for lazy susans at thrift stores, or maybe you have one on hand already. She got her pails at Target's dollar spot for 50% off. You can sometimes find similar pails at Dollar Tree, or small ones in the wedding section 3 for $1 (although they might be a bit small for this project).

Using What You Have: Instead of buying buckets, you could reuse cans, Crystal Light containers, or other containers you already have on hand.

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  • Michelle said:

    This is a cute idea! However I love the idea of making this with small containers with all the little things I use to embellish cards with like the large foil confetti, small fake flowers and paper cuts outs. You could even add some wooden rods to stack and display ribbon!

  • Michele said:

    Love the little buckets! Made one of these a couple of years ago for my boys art supplies. I used glass canning jars for mine! We are still using it! http://koreamom.blogspot.com/2008/09/our-art-center.html

  • Sue said:

    I was thinking that I could use as messenger center and glue on name since my mom’s name is popular Christmas word-Joy! Thanks for solving my idea.

  • More Than A Mom said:

    Love this idea. Thrift stores are a great tip for finding a lazy susan. Thanks for the reminder to check those out if you cannot find it at the dollar store!

  • Jamin said:

    Thanks for the great idea. We made one for our homeschool table. LOVE IT! Here is a pic. :^) http://i51.tinypic.com/65a7fo.jpg

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