Lazy Susan Craft Room Organizer

Lazy Susan Craft Room Organizer

After having seen this Lazy Susan Organizer on Pinterest, I felt compelled to re-create it for my craft room. Mind you, I’m quickly running out of space in my craft room for any actual organization- but I was on a mission to make my own spinning project. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Finding a Lazy Susan at a thrift store wasn’t easy, but I snapped this one up for $4 as soon as I saw it.

Lazy Susan from the thrift store to be repurposed into DIY spinning organizer for my craft room by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Top side…

Lazy Susan from the thrift store to be repurposed into DIY spinning organizer for my craft room by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

…and the underside.

Next I gathered 5 tin cans (they probably all held chick peas at one time- we go through a lot of garbanzos in this house). I also thrifted a large Boy Scout popcorn tin to put in the center- I didn’t have an empty paint can, but this would do the trick. I also bought some pretty craft paper to…well…cover my cans. <wink>

Repurposing tin cans and a popcorn tin into a spinning organizer for my craft room by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Gotta love re-purposing items from my recycling bin!

Repurposing tin cans and a popcorn tin into a spinning organizer for my craft room by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Let’s get ready to roll!

Using a rotary cutter and self-healing mat, I cut out the strips of craft paper and then rolled/taped them to the can. Nothin’ fancy, that’s for sure.

Repurposing tin cans and a popcorn tin into a spinning organizer for my craft room by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Covering my cans…

Repurposing tin cans and a popcorn tin into a spinning organizer for my craft room by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And now they’re gorgeous!

Since I planned on putting lightweight items in the small cans, I decided to just hot glue them to the larger can. I wasn’t feeling all that inventive, but it worked out just fine.

Repurposing tin cans and a popcorn tin into a spinning organizer for my craft room by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Cottonball, my Craft Inspector!

And of course, I slapped a quick coat of paint on the Lazy Susan- not only did it jazz up the wood, but I always feel like the paint “seals” out its previous life. It did come from a second-hand store, after all.

Then, I just hot glued the large can to the center of the now-painted Lazy Susan, and started filling it up with my crafting goodies!

DIY Craft Room Organizer using repurposed tin cans, a popcorn tin, and a wooden Lazy Susan from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Well, that filled up quickly!

Works like a charm!

What else could you make with a Lazy Susan? I feel like I should pick up another if I ever see it…but I need some inspiration for Project #2.

Craft on!

S

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PIN ME!DIY Craft Room Organizer using repurposed tin cans, a popcorn tin, and a wooden Lazy Susan from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Comments

  1. Great idea!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you!! It is a really great organizer but does require space…which comes at a premium! 😉

  2. Barbara Massaro says:

    I love it. You did an awesome job.

  3. I need to cover some of my cups that we have around the house that we use to keep pens/scissors and anything else that will fit in them. I’d definitely sitting next to one that is Halloween themed. No joke. It’s June and I have an orange ghost cup keeping my highlighters straight. Your covering rick will really help.
    That’s really cool how you attached the little cans to the big can.

  4. Oh my gosh! This looks awesome. I love how you have the cans elevated so you can put stuff underneath! Great idea! Thanks for linking it up to Snickerdoodle Sunday! Hope to see you again next week! – Kristina

  5. I just LOVE decorated cans for storage and organizing. Yours is a perfect example of clever and creative use of cans. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Creative Craft Challenge! That paper you used is just lovely!

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