I don’t know about your part of the world, but here in Iowa, the weather has been amahhh-zing. It could not be more beautiful! Waking up to the birds chirping and a slight breeze blowing in the window? Let’s just say that magical springtime feeling (paired with a cup of black coffee) is just the thing I need to give me a little boost in the morning. Some days, I’m even inspired to actually do my hair and put some pants on!
But let’s get to the point, shall we?!
Today, I bring you instructions on how to make this darling Lazy-Susan Marker Caddy for that creative tot in your life!
We all know that PVC Pipes can be used for LOTS of things other than carrying our shit sewage from one place to another. And it’s so great that they’re fairly inexpensive and easy to work with! Let’s start out with my list of supplies:
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Lazy-Susan Craft Caddy Supplies
- PVC Pipes (I used this size, and this size)
- Lazy-Susan (I got mine at a yard sale, but they have a ton of options here on Amazon)
- Liquid Nails
- Spray Paint (I used Glossy White)
- Craft Paint of your choice
I started out by chopping the PVC pipes at various angles using my Miter Saw, and made sure I was cutting them into a variety of lengths. You don’t need a special blade for this. It cuts like buttah!
Then, I sanded the edges and wiped them down with soapy water. After letting them dry thoroughly, I set them up on the lazy-susan and arranged them just how I wanted them and began gluing them together. I started by gluing 3 of them together and letting them dry a bit so they were pretty secure, and then I continued gluing each additional piece to that trio.
After letting the glue dry overnight, my chunk of PVC pipes were SOLID! I spray painted them glossy white… because it’s paint and primer in one! Then once that spray paint was dry, I brushed on some shimmery orange craft paint on the inside for a little added flare. You could do a different color in each tube if you wanted! But since I knew I was going to store colorful markers in here, I wanted to keep it all one color so it wouldn’t get too busy.
Finally, I glued the whole thing down to ma already-painted lazy susan! It was so fun letting the girls fill it up with their markers. They love to color, and spend HOURS each day making their masterpieces.
Which brings me to this question… WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ALL YOUR KID’S ARTWORK?! I keep my favorites, but even those add up to a huuuuge stack by the end of each week. Please don’t make me rent a storage unit!
P.S! You might also enjoy these DIY Coloring Tablets! My girls use them every single time we drive anywhere! Not exaggerating!
And these Dipped Paint Cans can be used as planters, or to store art supplies, paint brushes, etc! AND they’re a really fun project to do with your kiddos!