Aug 30, 2012

Cheap DIY Art Carousel

I seem to be having the biggest problem with my dog lately. When I go outside to pick up his naughty poops I find heaps of crayon bits in them! Sorry TMI I know! Its just so freakin frustrating to finally find out where all the crayons are disappearing to! So I figured if I made a designated area for all daily art supplies then my gross curious little dog won't easily find his favorite colored, waxy snack.
Thats when this little helper came in the picture:
This was a total last minute project. Which means I didn't go out and buy anything. I had the plastic lazy susan ( that I got for a $1 at Honks) in my craft room and I wasn't really using it. Mod Podged some vintage fabric that I thrifted to it.
The aluminum cans were old peanut cans that I was saving for I don't know what reason! Sheeesh once you become a crafter it ultimately means you are a hoarder too! Anywhoo I just modpodged some leftover scrapbooking paper to those two.
The yellow, plastic vintage mugs I thrifted for my girls to play with in their kitchen. They have so much play pots and dishes I figures I could use em:)
Pretty easy and fits all there little art supplies.
Once I set it out they were excited to get started:)
Fits nice and perfect on this little shelf that I rescued and painted. Can you believe this shelf used to be one of those cheesy, black laminated shelves?
Take that Toby! No more crayons for you!;o)
Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Cute idea!I love those yellow sale?

    1. Thanx doll:) i picked up the mugs at a thrift store for 50 cents! Whoohoo!

  2. Great job making something mundane look so pretty. I just love creative people! Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. You helped make my par-tay a success!

    Warmly, Michelle
    PS - My dog, Lucky, was also a crayon eater! She's in dog heaven now - hope they have something good to chew on there!

    1. Aww thanks for the sweet words and for hosting the linky party:) sorry to to hear about your puppy and you bet they have special chewies up there for our pals;)!

  3. That is the best idea! I love it. I will definitely be trying this with all the littles in my life :)


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