Make It : Lazy Susan Homework Caddy

It's that time of year again. The kids are heading back to school. Our schedules are about to be kicked into overdrive with everything from sports practices, music lessons to open houses. We are all busy trying to get everything in order so we, as well as our kids, can be organized and prepared. One way to prepare and organize your kids for this years workload is to make a Homework Caddy.

I turned a plain Mason Jar Caddy Kit, that I recieved from the Home Depot at Haven, into a swiveling Homework Caddy. I filled it with all the supplies my crew uses on a daily basis to complete their assignments. It makes homework time a little easier when everything is located all in one place.

Here is how you can make a Lazy Susan Homework Caddy for your crew.

Materials Needed
Caddy build kit | Here are plans to a similar caddy by Ana White
Paint plus primer | The color I used was Sparkling Apple by Behr in satin
Lazy Susan
Pine circle plaque
8 #6 screws
Ball canning jars
Homework | Art supplies

You can buy a ready made caddy or make your own. If you make your own, follow your plans directions for cutting and building. Sand, prime and paint. Allow to dry.

Center the lazy susan hardware on both the bottom of the finished caddy and circle plaque. Mark and drill holes according to instructions. Attach lazy susan to top of the circle plaque using 4 #6 screws.

Rotate lazy susan so that it looks like a star and mark holes. Drill through plaque using a large drill bit, big enough for the screwdriver to pass through. Blind attach the lazy susan to your caddy, this will take some finessing.

Flip caddy over, fill with supplies, and give it a whirl!

Tip : Drill on top of a scratch piece of wood. You wouldn't want to damage your work surface.

Happy Back to School! See ya soon!

If you want to see the caddy in motion, I made a little video of it over on instagram

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  1. This is so cute, D! I love the cheery paint color you chose.

  2. I need you to make me one for my office Detroit tigers colors

    1. There'll be one in the mail...D be projecting like a lot

  3. Very nice!! Such a cute and functional piece.

  4. So cute!!! Love this is a great idea and I love the color the best! :)

  5. I need a new one fast, since my Boon storage might have to switch for baby. Love what you did dear, wish I had your skills!

  6. Love this Darnetha! THis would be perfect my my kids since they are both little artists and are into everything from markers to paints. Thanks so much for sharing:)

  7. Love this caddy - it would be great for so many things, too. If not homework, silverware for a party or flowers for the table.

    Just so cute.


  8. awesome idea wish I could make this


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