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.
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:
Then I gathered these plant holders from IKEA, I had around the house to add storage:
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:
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:
Unfortunately, I can’t show you how pretty and useful this desktop carousel looks when it turns around, so this an overhead picture:
I love how the pink mason jar holding my paint brushes and rulers stands out from the others:
This is a close-up picture of how I decided to decorate the painted mason jars with the Valentine decorative tape:
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:
Do you have a desktop carousel or planning on getting one?
Thanks again for stopping by!
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Lauren’s If it’s not Baroque,
Christine The D.I.Y. Dreamer,