Lazy susans can be quite handy in the kitchen, but how about in your sewing or craft room? I have been piecing together items for a sewing/craft room that I don’t even have, yet, but who could pass up a pair of lazy susans that would otherwise end up in the trash? Not me, that’s for sure! So with a little paint, scrapbook paper and Mod Podge, I scrambled together a pair of old plastic lazy susans, handed down from my mother. I think these lazy susans will fit in quite well with my seamstress mini dress form and tin can pin cushion caddy. In for a penny, in for a pound, if I keep making items for my craft room, I’ll have it just yet!
If you would like to make one or several, lazy susans like these, here is what you will need:
– plastic lazy susans
– primer and or paint (brown and off white)
– scrapbook paper large enough to cover the top of the lazy susans
– A seamstress measuring tape
– Computer printer/copier and plain white paper
– A few tea bags
– A plastic container or two
– Small sponge paint brush
– Inkpad in brown and a few Q-tips
Prime and or Paint the Lazy Susan
I added a coat of primer, then a coat of off white paint and then a coat of brown paint over that, letting each coat dry.
I sanded the brown down just a bit to give it an aged look.
Cut and Apply Scrapbook Paper to Lazy Susan
To get the round shape, I laid the scrapbook paper on the top side of the lazy susan and pressed down to crease the paper along the round edge and then I cut the paper out along the round edge.
I applied each piece of the paper to the top and bottom section of the lazy susan with Mod Podge making sure to push the paper around the posts on the bottom section, to give it a good fit before adhering it with Mod Podge. I let that dry overnight.
How to Make Measuring Tape Paper Trim
To make the measuring tape paper trim, I laid an old seamstress measuring tape on my computer scanner and made black and white photo copies.
Next I tea stained the photo copies and let them dry.
Then I laid a ruler along the edges of the measuring tape image on the paper and ripped them into measuring tape strips.
[Don’t mind my dinosaur ruler:)]
Finally I applied them to the lip of the lazy susans with Mod Podge and let dry.
Create Detail with a Brown Ink Stamp Pad
To create a little more detail on the edges, I ran a brown ink stamp pad along the rim of the edges. I loaded a Q-tip with the ink and touched it to areas around the posts that I could not reach with the ink pad.
I really love to sew, though I just don’t do it enough, but the seamstress measuring tape trim on these lazy susans will certainly inspire me to try to sew more often. Lazy susans are handy little storage trays that can be used in just about any room, to hold items for easy access, sewing rooms included… of course it helps to have a room like that!
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