Back to School Lazy Susan

Hey everyone!
Well, fall is off to a crazy-fast start! I know it’s not really fall yet, but with kid’s fall sports starting up, and homeschooling right around the corner, the lazy days of summer are in the rear-view mirror!
Now that our house is (basically) finished, and I’m not up late hours of the night painting baseboards, I have been able to work on a couple simple crafts and sewing projects. 
We use our small downstairs basement table to do a lot of our home school work, but we are often spending too much time searching for glue, pencils, crayons and erasers!
So this is something I threw together the other day to make life a little easier.
A Back to School Lazy Susan.
1. Any type of jar. I found the best jars were actually random little jars from the fridge, rather than canning jars.
2. School supplies needing to be organized
3.  Labels that I picked up at in the dollar section at Micheal’s.
4. A fun tray to put the Lazy Susan on. Just to add some fun color and pattern.
5. A Lazy Susan from IKEA.
6. Fun scrapbook paper.
1. I traced the bottoms of the jars and cut out scrapbook paper to line the bottoms. I figured this would just add some fun pattern and color.
2.  I printed the words of the school supplies on card stock and glued them behind the label.
3. I hot glued the labels on the jars.
4. I layered the jars on the Lazy Susan and then put the Lazy Susan on the pattered tray.
The results: 
An easy to turn, craft supply-filled Lazy Susan.
This is how I have it when I show the house. With some silver, teal and fresh flowers.
Hopefully this will save some time looking for supplies, and keep them nicely organized.



  1. How clever!

  2. I love this! It is pretty & functional! You did an amazing job! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

  3. THAT is a really cute idea…it would be great at a grandmother’s house for visiting “artists”, too, don’t you think? Love it- thanks for the idea- xo Diana

  4. Great project! The scrap paper on the bottom of the cups is a really nice touch! Pretty way to keep stuff organized!

  5. What a pretty way to stay organized! I am going to try this on my desk 🙂

  6. So stinkin’ cute! I love to pick your brain about homeschooling some time too!

    • It’s a semester, by semester thing around here…but one thing I love is that we do it through the school district, and my kids take classes at the school dist. home school site twice a week. I know they have one in Vancouver/Portland area because my cousin’s kids use it. Ask away, anytime. I’d be happy to answer what I can 🙂

  7. Great idea. Pretty AND functional! Thank you for posting on Handyman, Crafty Woman’s Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  8. So cute, Katie! I want one for my desk, love your clever idea for pattern on the bottom! 🙂

  9. Katie,
    This is an adorable idea. I love it. I am your newest GFC follower. I wanted to thank you for stopping by Posed Perfection last week and leaving me a sweet note about the Cloudy Glasses. I hope you’ll visit again and maybe even “follow me” back. Have a great week!

  10. Love mason jars and all the wonderful things you can do with them! Awesome idea!

  11. Love the whole idea! Gonna try it! Thanks!

  12. This is awesome….I LOVE it. I’ll have to see if there are any lazy susans at my local Goodwill! 🙂

  13. This is such a great idea with so many possibilities!

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  15. This looks so cute!! Nice job – I’m sure you are going to enjoy it! Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!


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