Lazy Susan Supply Holder

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I've been feeling the urge to be crafty - but not the all day, spend hours on something crafty. I just needed a quick fix. And since school is right around the corner (le sigh) I made something quick and easy that solves a big problem for my teacher desk.

I have too many supplies that I like to keep on my desk (wish I had a picture) I'm totally one of those people who if they put something in a drawer it never sees the light of day again. So my pens, pencils, scissors, etc. need to remain within eyesight. My desk currently has about 3 pencil cups along with a plastic caddy thing that holds remotes, hall passes, and other paraphernalia. So I needed something to wrangle it all together and be pretty at the same time.


I love it. A fun pop of color while being totally functional. How do you make it you ask?

1. Buy a lazy Susan (why is Susan so lazy?) I got mine 10% off at the Container Store for $14.36. Probably could have gone a cheaper route but I was really stuck on having at least six buckets on my turntable and this was the first I could find that was big enough...13" if you're wondering.

2. Buy some metal buckets from the Dollar Spot at Target. $7 total.

3. Slap some scrapbook paper on it. I used some tape to hold it down, nothing fancy.

4. Arrange your buckets.

5. Fill and enjoy!

I can't wait to take this to school to fill with more goodies like post-its, paper clips,  and what not. Not bad for $20 bucks and a couple minutes of time.

Have you done any quicky crafting lately? Tell me about it!

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  1. This is Melissa @ Daisy Mae Belle. Love this idea! I am the same way, if I do not see it. . . I forget that I have it! It looks so bright and happy!

  2. I've been looking for something like this for my colored pencils and decorative scissors! What a bright and fun idea! And quick too! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and

  3. Lovely way to organize office supplies on your desk!

  4. It's perfect. I love how simply and quickly it all came together.

  5. Excellent and easy project - I think I'm might have to try something like this in my classroom!