Dizzy Lazy Susan [DIY] Marbles
Want to build a Lazy Susan DIY with marbles to create the spin?
I’m so dizzy my head is spinning…
If I don’t have enough marbles…
My spinning will be tilting…
So, that’s not the words to Tommy Roe’s song…
but check out why my version is spinning in my head.
Dizzy Lazy Susan [DIY] Marbles
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How to cut the circles
I took a simple idea and DIYed it. Please make sure to see the simple version below, if you’re not into cutting out circles.
Painting the circles
The larger circle was sanded and dry brushed with a gray chalked base paint.
After seeing the dark spindles, I dry brushed over again with a dark brown chalked base paint.
Super duper glue
Last year I went to the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market and found these spindles. I bought all they had and used two for this project. The one I cut the middle section with the miter saw. The other I cut the top section off.
Then using e-6000, I glue them to two fun bowls I found at Wal-mart. e-6000 will glue anything to anything. Now the hard part…let them sit without touching for 24 hours.
I like to touch!!!
Notice one spindle still has the twine from the price tag. I think I’ll leave it.
Double ended screws
Above are double ended screws. The screws on the left are wood on one end and the other goes into a fitting. A fitting is shown at the bottom of the photo. On the right is wood to wood screws. Those are the ones I used for this project.
An old candle or screw beeswax will help insert the screw. So will a pair of vise grips. This screw went into the 3 8-inch circles and the top plywood circle. Later I will screw the other end into the spindle.
The wait time
Another dollop of e-6000 glues the two dishes and spindles into one unit. After another 24 hours!
Now for those marbles
I bought 200 marbles from Amazon. Plenty to fill my cake pan.
Above are my 8-inch circles that will sit on top of all those marbles.
This is the side of the “Lazy Susan.”
Next, I added another dollop of e-6000 to the other double-ended screw and added the top tiers.
The Marble lazy susan filled with my favorite tools to decorate with. Things that end up in the bottom of a drawer or box are now displayed in a charming farmhouse style.
This is one of my personal favorite projects. Projects that look great and are functional are the bee’s knees! 🙂
I had to share the three-tiered lazy susan with spring “dizzy” flowers.
To see the Facebook Live video with the simple version just click here.
Or read the post about the interchangeable Lazy Susan.
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I’ve actually made the spindles with the bowls before but never used the marbles. This one is really pretty and much more useful with the spinning bottom. My only question is do you really need to use so many marbles for this? I would think you could use a lot less and still get the same effect.
Thanks for asking, Shirley. If the pieces weren’t so tall I might be able to get away with fewer marbles. I was afraid if all the marbles ended up on one side it might tip over.
I love this!! Beautiful!! I want one now, lol. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Ohhhh! Cheryl, I ready like this one! So glad the marbles worked! Lol!