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Paper Mache Deer Head
Want to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent Calendar
White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
DIY Play dough for the Holidays
Gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paper
DIY Christmas ornaments
Homemade snow globes using mason jars
Decorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlap
Advent Christmas Calendar
DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
Slight obsession with RED
Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

DIY Desktop Carousel

desktop carousel organizer

 

Happy Friday everyone!

Hope everyone had a great week, I am glad the weekend is almost here. I can’t wait for Saturday morning; hubby and I we will rearrange our basement furniture, so our son can have more space to play and run around. I’m sure for many of you this could sound like work, but for me it’s fun. As you already know, I love switching and moving the furniture around my house. In the mean time, I’ve been having fun with another small project involving an additional storage solution for my craft room: a DIY desktop carousel organizer. I love the one from Michael’s , it’s beautiful and has plenty of storage for your pens and craft tools, I can already picture it in my craft room desk next to the window. However, we are trying to be responsible with our budget but I have begged hubby to get me one of these for my birthday coming up in March. Now, let’s get back to reality; I can’t get one right now, so I made my own. A desktop carousel base has to turn so you can easily access all your pens and markers when needed, I had the perfect tool for that; a revolving serving platter. My mom had given me this serving platter as a gift and two years later it still had not been used, so I don’t feel bad putting it to good use now, sorry mom.

revolving serving platter

Now please let me share with you how I did this and hope you will like it as much as I do.

Do you recognize these mason jars? These are the same ones I painted in white and in pink to hold pens and markers:

work tools for craft room

Then I gathered these plant holders from IKEA, I had around the house to add storage:

plant holders from IKEA

Before decorating the jars, I placed them on the serving platter to see how I would place them and then decided to leave the pink one in the middle:

DIY carousel desktop organizer nowathomemom

To decorate the mason jars and plant holders, I decided to use the Valentine decorative tape I got on sale from the supermarket and green chevron washi tape I got from Michael’s a while ago. See, this is how it looked after I decorated them, it was very simple to do and it completely changes the look of the jars:

desktop carousel organizer

Unfortunately, I can’t show you how pretty and useful this desktop carousel looks when it turns around, so this an overhead picture:

craft room carousel desktop organizer

I love how the pink mason jar holding my paint brushes and rulers stands out from the others:

 pink craft room carousel desktop organizer

This is a close-up picture of how I decided to decorate the painted mason jars with the Valentine decorative tape:

pink craft room desktop carousel organizer

 

Found a place for my new DIY desktop carousel in my craft room, it’s perfect and I have easy access to my tools. It doesn’t look like the Michael’s desktop carousel but it will do for now and it’s practical. I didn’t glue the jars or plant holders to the base in case they break or need to be washed.

This picture below, was taken at a different time of the day when the sun finally showed up in the room and as always Nate wanted to include himself to show you how he is always involved in all my projects:

craft room desktop carousel desktop

Do you have a desktop carousel or planning on getting one?

Thanks again for stopping by!

Happy to be sharing this week over at:

Lauren’s If it’s not Baroque,

Christine The D.I.Y. Dreamer,

D The Shady Porch

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  • teresa says:

    Cool idea xxxx

    February 22, 2013 at 3:06 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! I knew you would like it; it’s pink! 🙂

      February 22, 2013 at 8:06 am
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    Looks great, very organized and practical.
    I like the way that you decorated the mason jars.

    February 22, 2013 at 5:09 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Izabel, glad you like it; me too I’m liking it a lot because it keeps things in place and I have easy access to them as well! I used to like the mason jars in white but since I added the decorative tape around it; they look better! Thank you! 🙂

      February 22, 2013 at 8:28 am
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    This looks great Ingrid! That tape really did spruce up those jars!!!

    February 22, 2013 at 7:39 am
    • now at home mom says:

      very happy you liked it Melissa! 🙂 I’m loving the jars too with the pink tape; perfect for my pink craft room! 🙂

      February 22, 2013 at 8:30 am
  • Alex @ northstory says:

    I so need a craft room!!!! Every time I see yours I am like let’s get on this!

    February 22, 2013 at 9:52 am
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! 🙂 I know what you mean, I’m glad mine is done but there are so many other projects I would love to do and never get to it; I blame the ugly weather outside! what about a craft corner for you and your girls? maybe you could transform a small space; that would be a nice project for you; it would look great! 🙂 what do you think?

      February 22, 2013 at 9:59 am
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Oh my goodness….how cute and functional!!! I love it…and will most likely steal/borrow the idea. ;-D

    February 22, 2013 at 10:02 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂 Please, please steal the idea; it’s really practical and you can decorate it the way you want to! 🙂

      February 22, 2013 at 10:05 am
  • mtetar says:

    It’s beautifuI, and I say very economical. Very neat idea! Thanks for being so kind to always share your projects with DIY. Your weekend plan sounds great, and I like doing that also. Have fun, and make it a Blessed Family Activity/Project. Be Blessed, Mtetar

    February 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Mtetar, happy you think it’s beautiful! very nice of you to always leave these very nice comments, I appreciate them very much! 🙂 Hope you are having a good weekend too, we are baking right now before starting organizing our basement!

      February 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm
      • mtetar says:

        You’re welcome, Ingrid. I look forward to today’s baking DIY! And of course the pics from to New Basement. Be A Blessing, Mtetar

        February 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 Oh! Mtetar 🙂 Yes, I should be posting the recipe I just tried a little bit later today, as for the basement we started later and this weekend project might become a 2 weekend project ha!ha! 🙂 it’s harder than we thought it would be! 🙂

          February 23, 2013 at 3:08 pm
          • mtetar says:

            Yes we always think it will be easy, and quick. The most important thing is wanting to do it. You’re going to get it done, and well. Be Blessed, Mtetar

            February 23, 2013 at 5:40 pm
          • now at home mom says:

            It’s true Mtetar, that’s the problem sometimes, I believe it will be fast and this evening we are stuck with lots of work but I really want to make this space safe and fun for him 🙂

            February 23, 2013 at 6:09 pm
          • mtetar says:

            You will being that you have a plan. I look forward to pics when completed. Be Blessed, Mtetar

            March 1, 2013 at 8:44 am
          • now at home mom says:

            Thank you Mtetar; you are always very supportive, I am very glad to always read your nice comments, they bright up my days! 🙂

            March 2, 2013 at 1:25 am
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    Your stuff always looks so nice and together. What’s going to happen when that hand that is reaching out can actually grab the stuff? You better take those pictures fast!

    February 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thanks Larry for saying it looks nice and together! & yes you are right; I need to be very fast when taking these pictures ha!ha! he is starting to reach many things now, it’s very scary sometimes and we need to be very careful with this little one! 🙂 don’t know yet what we will do when he will be able to reach everything!!! 🙂

      February 23, 2013 at 12:15 pm
      • memyselfandkids.com says:

        Oh, I hear you. I remember saying that my children being able to open the refrigerator was the household equivalent of Iran getting the bomb.

        February 23, 2013 at 11:03 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          ha!ha! oh! no! I can imagine they would grab anything they could and then drop it on the floor 🙂 we already a lock to the fridge and freezer because he can almost reach the fridge handle 🙂

          February 24, 2013 at 12:50 pm
          • memyselfandkids.com says:

            You are wise people!

            February 24, 2013 at 3:23 pm
          • now at home mom says:

            Thanks! 🙂

            February 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    I love this and all the pink! You are amazing!

    February 22, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Judy, it’s very kind of you!!! 🙂 love the pink very much too!

      February 23, 2013 at 12:16 pm
  • Time With Thea says:

    What a great project! How resourceful to use what you have. I have to admit I like this one better than the expensive Michael’s one because when you think about it will become a dust collector. I see your storage system being a lot easier to keep clean and a lot prettier! ~Thea

    February 23, 2013 at 10:42 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Thea! thank you for saying it’s better than the one from Michael’s too, it means a lot coming from you 🙂 (is it OK to still want the one from Michael’s?). But it’s true this one will be so much easier to clean; that’s why I didn’t glue the jars to the base in case they break or get dirty. & thank’s again for thinking it’s a lot prettier too! 🙂

      February 23, 2013 at 12:20 pm
      • Time With Thea says:

        I have looked at the Michael’s carousel and it is very nice. It also is a good spacer. If you want it, go for it… keep an eye out for the 50% coupon! Have a good weekend, Thea

        February 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          Thanks Thea! 🙂 I knew you would like it too 🙂 I will keep an eye on that 50% off coupon! you too have a great weekend!

          February 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm
  • Rexlin Victor says:

    Looks great!!!

    March 2, 2013 at 6:44 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Rexlin!

      March 3, 2013 at 2:40 am
  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    Such a smart way to create something practical AND cute. This also just confirms my need to get my hands on some washi. There are just so many uses for it! LOVE.

    March 4, 2013 at 12:52 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Lauren! I know what you mean, I’m in love with washi tape and with all the ideas I have found on Pinterest for them!

      March 5, 2013 at 1:55 am
  • Diana Rambles says:

    Love it!

    April 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Diana, really glad you loved this fun project 🙂

      April 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm
  • realcoake says:

    What a cute idea! I love that you found a use for the gift and love the IKEA plant holders you used as well.
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

    May 1, 2013 at 10:16 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much KC! I’m really glad you liked his fun project! 🙂

      May 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm
  • Mel says:

    oh I love it 🙂 the room is coming up darling!

    May 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Mel, and very happy you stopped by today! 🙂

      May 1, 2013 at 10:37 pm
  • Lauren- SAHM I am says:

    What a great idea! I have been looking for a way to have all my son’s craft supplies on his desk.

    May 1, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Lauren! 🙂 I am thinking of making one of these for my son too very soon! 🙂 happy you liked this idea!

      May 1, 2013 at 10:46 pm
  • D@TheShadyPorch says:

    Great idea! I need all the organization tips I can get! Thanks so much for joining the Rock N Share party! Hope to see you again soon! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

    May 2, 2013 at 5:55 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much D! 🙂 really happy you like this project! glad you stopped by 🙂

      May 2, 2013 at 6:28 pm
  • Christine says:

    Absolutely GENIUS!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

    May 6, 2013 at 6:43 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Christine! you are too sweet! thank you so much! really happy you loved this fun and easy project! 🙂

      May 7, 2013 at 10:07 am
  • the1irishgirl says:

    I have that organizer from Michaels, and let me tell you, you’re not missing much! The compartments for pens on the top are way to deep and the pens/scissors fall down so far you can’t even see them. On the surface, it seems like a great idea, but it was definitely designed by someone with no crafting experience. 😉 Yours is way better since it actually works for you and your family! 🙂

    October 1, 2013 at 9:41 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much for letting me know this! I still use mine all the time and love how easy it is to access to my supplies as well! because when we are crafting, there is no time to be looking for things right? thanks so much for your kind words and visit, hope to hear from you again! 🙂

      October 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm

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