How to make your own lazy Susan
I have to admit, I was sort of impressed with myself on this project. I mean, I actually had to use a screwdriver and measure a little bit. WOW, I never measure anything. I typically eye everything and I know that drives my husband insane. I decided I would do this project right and use a measuring tape.
Today, I am sharing how to make your own lazy susan. This is a piece that is not only useful, it looks really nice and I think these would make some awesome Christmas gifts this season. In fact, this is exactly what I plan on making for family and friends. Sorry if they are reading this and I spoiled it. Oh well, you won’t know which one you are getting because I plan on making them all a little different.
I am joining some friends today for a blog hopThank you Brenda from Cozy little house for organizing this event for us.
First I would like to say, I am truly thankful and so grateful for my readers. You have all been such a wonderful support system and such kind, friendly peeps. I always tell my family and friends how lucky I am to have you. I wouldn’t be here this long if it was not for you. So always remember that you are what inspires me most.
Now how about onto Miss lazy Susan.
I found this 18×18 round board at Lowes home improvement. It also came in a 15 x 15 size. For the larger board, it was $10.00 and the smaller board was $7.00.
Instead of painting it like I typically do with a lot of my projects, I chose to use the Minwax wiping stain. I absolutely love this stuff. No-fuss, no muss.
DOWN BELOW I will leave you with the gel stain and lazy susan hardware direct links for purchase.
I found the lazy Susan hardware on Amazon. Believe it or not, I could not find it at Lowe’s. I searched high and low and even asked two employees which as per usual were clueless. Be sure to center the hardware as shown. I actually had my husband do it because I am a visual person instead of precise. This piece you want precisely centered in the middle of the board.
I gave the board two coats of stain. I stained going with the flow of the grain wood, using a sponge brush. You can wipe on this stain. Again, no mess, no drips and it dries really fast.
Here is where I got a little more creative. I decided to mix and match two of my stencils. I used the gather here portion and skipped stenciling in the rooster portion. After that dried, I used my market cow stencil and only stenciled the cow head portion. I used chalky paint btw to stencil on the lazy Susan.
You can find stencils at Walmart, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Joanne fabrics, etc. So many cute varieties nowadays. Make it your own, keep on, gift one.
How to make your own lazy Susan
I don’t want to brag because personally, I do not care for bragging. But gosh, I really do love Miss lazy. I was happy with the way it turned out essentially that’s all I am saying:)
I think I am more excited to give these as gifts. I will stain the bottom as well for the ones I am gifting so that it looks a little more professional. By the way, you can varnish if you like a little sheen and protection.
I found this one online for $120.00. SMH..it’s from Wine Enthusiasts. I think they drank one too many!
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You can pick up a pack of sponge brushes from the Dollar tree or use an old rag for the gel stain to apply. It’s super simple!
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I love your projects! You are such a talented Lady-this is so perfect and just in time for our Holiday gatherings!
Thank you Jemma! Happy fall to you too.
Well it is just adorable! And anyone on your Christmas list would sure be happy to receive this from you. Thanks for joining in! (I know what you mean about these big box stores. So many of the employees are just clueless. If I can find a woman in there working, they usually tend to know where things are and if they have them. I think they just hire the men to look good for the male customers!)
Well too bad the man didn’t even look so good LOL! Thanks Brenda.
I love it. I have a wood slice I’m not using that I think would work as well, but I’ll be looking at Menard’s (no Lowe’s here) for the wood you show. What caught my eye were the cinnamon sticks in the creamer. I bought one (Prairie Woman) for my coffee bar and was so disappointed to find out how much it leaks when used as a creamer. I still like it and wondered what to put in it. It now holds cinnamon sticks 🙂 Have to wonder if “Prairie Woman” ever used one of her own to test it.
You would think she would. But not always. I can tell you anything I make, I am testing out before it goes out. That is a biggie, a leaky creamer is not cool lol! But it does look cute with cinnamon sticks.
Great project! Love this! Going to check out your stencils!
Oh!! I want one!! 🙂
Debbie - MountainMama
This is awesome, and looks quite simple….simple enough even I could tackle it! What did you use for the bottom layer, to attach the other side of the hardware to?
The lazy Susan comes with two pieces. I had to use my own screws to screw it in the wood.
This is so adorable and handy too! You did a great job. Congratulations on your stencil business too. I wish you every success.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley
PS: I can never find anyone who knows anything at Lowe’s either. Sorry Lowe’s, but I still love the little independent hardware store. They always have what I need.
super cute! i love that cow! and the stain is gorgeous!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
So pretty, Debbie…and you are right…this would make a wonderful gift!
Love it Deb! ? I already have a lazy Susan .. But a thought for another one for the patio set next summer?❤️
Kimberly ~ Serendipity Refined
Look at you, my sassy, incredibly talented and now HANDY, friend! YOU GO, GIRL! Love your new stencil line and I’ll be making one of these if I ever finish my house. 🙂 Well done my friend…well done!
Awww..thanks Kimberly! That means a lot coming from the queen of talent and handy girl! XO
This is sooo creative and beautiful♥ You did a wonderful job♥
what a fun idea and even better that you get to use your own stencil creation on it.
Well, my pretty, creative smart little friend – this is darling! You really amaze me with all of the things you can create! Love it and your stencil.
Be a sweetie,
Such cute and handy project. I love the cow!
Richard (in Charlotte, NC)
Your Lazy Susan project turned out really nice and I am so glad that you stained the wood instead of painting it. I suppose I am a wood snob and hate to see real woodgrain covered up with paint! Thanks for posting it.
I agree. I really do not care for beautiful wood painted myself. Thanks Richard.
Very creative, Deb! And what a great gift that will be! Thanks for sharing another wonderful idea.
No you are not lazy!!…Just a creator of the wonderful Lazy Susan!…Love it and the graphic looks great!!!
Debbie, really great gift idea, and I love the combination of the 2 stencils! Thank you for sharing and inspiring, your timing is perfect I just picked up a vintage lazy Susan.
Great project that is so useful!
One reader asked what you put on bottom of hardware – you said you just put on your board. Soooo – does the hardware sit on table? Does it not scratch the table?
Yes it sits on the table. It is flat though. I do have a table runner under mine so I was not concerned with scratching.
Another home run!!!! I love the lazy Susan project!!!! Wonderful idea for Christmas gifts. Off to Lowe’s I go to purchase my round wood pieces. Thanks Debbie for always sharing terrific projects and giving inspiration on DIY’s!
You are welcome! I have to say, it’s a fave of mine for sure. Enjoy creating.
Just ordered the hardware from Amazon! I’ve just gotta have one of these. You’re right, Christmas gift ideas – done! I’m making one for all *gift getters* with each one personalized especially for them! I love this and thank you for sharing.
YAY!~ That thrills me to no end. They are going to absolutely LOVE them. I guarantee it. Thanks Linda.
Debbie, you are the Bomb!!!? So Freakin Cute!!!
Love your Talent & everything you create?? Thank you for sharing❤️?
I love it! Thanks so much for sharing this idea.. By the way, your subject line really caught my eye!
LOL! Good. Thank you
That is so cute! I didn’t even know they made lazy Susan hardware! Or round circles of wood, but that may be my fault for being a lazy crafter 🙂
LOL! You are not a lazy crafter. But hey now you know. Get busy. You have the perfect stencil.
Hello Debbie. Love your lazy Susan. Men never know the answer to any of my questions either. They just act like they do. And will even argue about it even though they’re wrong. Especially in an auto parts store. They think you don’t know what kind of car you drive. Sorry. So sorry. I thought I was over that. Anyway, we are fortunate enough to have a large crafting table in our home, so my daughter got the wood and hardware at our local Home Depot and made a large lazy Susan for the table which holds jars full of crafting tools like screwdrivers, scissors, pencils, etc. It just takes a little spin to get what you want at your fingertips. Now I’ve seen yours, I think we’ll stain it. Thanks, and have a good creative weekend.
Wonderful! Enjoy. Thank you.
I haven’t seen a lazy Susan in a long time. You did a great job, Debbie. The combined stencils are very cute. You are the stencil queen!
Remarkable. What great job! Love lazy Susie’s
Super cute, Debbie especially with your cute stencils. Love the pumpkin, too.
Debbie, Your looks just like the one on WE – in fact, better! Genius DIY.
Didn’t even know they had one like that. In fact, I just tried finding it and couldn’t. Oh well. Great minds think alike I suppose hahahaha..but I know mine is a whole lot cheaper.
Great project. I might be able to do this! Sheila
The lazy Susan is really nice, but I didn’t catch where you got the part that makes it spin. It must be in your video which didn’t watch. But my real favorite in your little vignette is the stenciled white pumpkin. That is clever and cool-looking.
Thanks for your fun post and all your neat projects, Debbie!
I got the spin part on Amazon and left the link in the post. Thanks.
A great idea Debbie! I bought a Lazy Susan many years ago but I never really liked the color….a very light blond look on wood. It works great but I have been wanting to do something different with it. Thank you for idea…..now I can make it look very special.
Wonderful Char! enjoy.
I like your Lazy Susan; fantastic that you made it from beginning to end. Your stencils are really doing a good job for you. So cute!!
Cute idea and a good idea too unless you live by an IKEA and you can buy one for even cheaper.
It’s the thrill of making your own:) More personal too when gifting.