Craft room storage is always a problem, isn’t it! Following the philosophy of if you can’t go out, go up with space, I created this spinning storage tray!
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- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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Easy Two Tier Spinning Craft Room Storage Tray
This is one of those projects which began months ago then transitioned. You have a few of those, right? I knew from the beginning that I wanted it for craft room storage but I saw how cool it would be for Christmas season decor too.
Who doesn’t love a good two tier stand? They are so useful around the house and fun pieces of functional decor. Making it spin just made this one even better! Do you remember when I made this Two Tier Pin Cushion or upcycled picture frames into this pretty Two Tier Tray?
- Pizza pan for the bottom
- Cake pan for the top
- Thick round candle holder
- Lazy Susan 6″
- Spray paint (Brown)
- Acrylic Paint (Pink)
- Krylon Maxx Leather Brown gloss spray paint
- E6000 glue
- Mod Podge
- DecoArt Tutti Fruitti acrylic paint
- 1 piece of pretty craft paper (I used a toile design)
- Washi tape
Don’t you just love how thick this wooden candle holder is! I knew it would be perfect for this project when I spied it in the thrift store that day. It is solid and the heaviest part of this project.
The first thing I did was to spray paint the candle holder and pans with brown paint.
The other components of this project include an old Domino’s pizza pan which I was almost giddy for finding! I paid close to $4 for it at a thrift store which is a high price coming from my pocket! The cashier asked me what I was going to do with it and agreed it was the perfect piece when I told her.
A 6″ lazy susan was surprisingly easy to attach with a little E6000 glue.
The cake pan I used for the top was also a thrift find. It is perfect because of the tall sides.
After applying a generous amount of E6000 glue between the candle holder and the cake pan, I weighed it down with heavy vintage cookbooks. See, a cookbook collection does come in handy! I did the same thing when I glued the candle holder to the pizza pan and allowed ample drying time.
If you have seen any of my projects before, you know I am a fan of pretty craft paper. When I bought this pretty toile print, I didn’t even have a project in mind! Do you do that?
After cutting to fit, I glued the toile print paper to the bottom inside of the pizza pan using Mod Podge.
Even though it was always destined for craft room storage, last Christmas season I used the tray as my Hot Cocoa Bar in the kitchen. I love the look and function of the tall sides of the both the cake and pizza pans.
Brown and Pink are my craft room colors at the moment. It’s such a pretty combination. To add a little pink to the top tray, I simply taped little ‘V’ shapes around the sides to create a bit of a chevron print.
Three coats of DecoArt Tutti Fruitti acrylic paint later and this project is complete.
You might call my repurposed mayonnaise jars a project within a project. They are perfect for craft room storage. I have been painting the lids brown and pink to match my craft room colors. Using Mod Podge and pretty paper, I add a little character to the fronts of some.
I keep my handy spinning storage tray nearby and love the table space it freed up!
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