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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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
- White paint
- Green paint (or orange or yellow)
- Tissue paper
- Mod Podge and a foam brush
Sand the finish off of the old lazy Susan (skip this step of you have made your own).
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.
Paint the edge of the lazy Susan green (orange or yellow), coming up onto the top about 1/2”.
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.
After the glue is dry, finish with a thick layer of varnish to seal it and then let dry.
We hope you have a great time hosting a fabulous long weekend BBQ with a new Summer Citrus Lazy Susan, happy crafting!