Summer Long Weekends

Summer Citrus Lazy Susan for Long Weekend Patio Parties

Summer long weekends are the perfect time to host a patio party. Lazy Susan’s make a fabulous addition to any BBQ, they’re great for displaying condiments or utensils. We dug out an old, plain lazy Susan and gave it a face-lift by picking a bright, citrus design for our Summer Citrus Lazy Susan. If you’re planning a long weekend BBQ check out our Fruits of Summer Food Tent, another great dinnertime DIY.

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Summer Citrus Lazy Susan by Champagne and Sugarplums

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What You’ll Need:
  • A plain lazy Susan. If you can’t find one, you can make your own with instructions from The Shabby Creek Cottage
  • Sandpaper
  • White paint
  • Green paint (or orange or yellow)
  • Tissue paper
  • Mod Podge and a foam brush
  • Sealer
Wood board being sanded by Champagne and Sugarplums

Sand the finish off of the old lazy Susan (skip this step of you have made your own).

Wood circle being painted white by Champagne and Sugarplums

Paint the entire surface white and then let dry. This may take a few coats so be sure to let the paint dry in between.

Lazy Susan painted with a green border by Champagne and Sugarplums

Paint the edge of the lazy Susan green (orange or yellow), coming up onto the top about 1/2”.

Lazy Susan with a pot of Mod Podge by Champagne and Sugarplums

Cut out eight triangles, about an 1” smaller than the radius of the lazy Susan. Mod Podge the triangles into the centre of the green circle and then let dry. Don’t worry about wrinkles forming, they give the paper a citrusy texture which looks great! Carefully (too much glue will make the tissue bleed) add a layer of glue on top of the tissue paper.

Lazy Susan with a can of sealer by Champagne and Sugarplums

After the glue is dry, finish with a thick layer of varnish to seal it and then let dry.

Summer Citrus Lazy Susan by Champagne and Sugarplums

Summer Citrus Lazy Susan by Champagne and Sugarplums

Summer Citrus Lazy Susan by Champagne and Sugarplums

We hope you have a great time hosting a fabulous long weekend BBQ with a new Summer Citrus Lazy Susan, happy crafting!

Happy Long Weekend from Champagne and Sugarplums