Monday, February 17, 2014

How To Make a Colored Pencil Storage Carousel (Tutorial)


        

Hi everyone,

I see so many totally awesome things all around the web these days that I must share some of them with all of you from time to time!!  I came across this little (and very inexpensive to make) project and my immediate thought was it would be PERFECT for our parching tools!!!  Of course, making more than one would probably be in order (for our colored pencils, too....or other coloring mediums) so with such an easy organizing project at hand, I absolutely had to share this idea.

I most definitely WILL be making this for my parching tools and I hope many of you will also give it a try.

Happy Parching,

16 comments:

  1. Wow, I loved that! So shame I put in the bin a Lazy Susan that I had a couple years ago...

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    1. I love this idea too, Dorita!!! If you have discount stores where you are, just keep an eye out for 10" plastic lazy susans and they will work just fine. Walmart has them here and I will be buying a few of them from there and the PVC tubing can be found at any home improvement store. I hope you can give this a try sometime, my dear friend. :)) xxx

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  2. Lovely idea Vickie. Here we don't have such plastic things, but maybe I can find something else.........
    Your blog looks so fresh and fruity....I love these colours very much.
    Hugs, Nelly

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    1. Oh gosh, Nelly, I hope you can find something that will work just as well.
      Thanks for the kind comment on my blog background....all of the colors are my absolute favorites!!!
      Hugs my friend ♥♥♥ xxx

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  3. Brilliant idea Vickie I'll have ti try that one.

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    1. I hope you will give it a try.....and I hope you enjoy using it!! Thanks for stopping by. :))

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  4. Fabulous Tutorial Vicky. Thanks for posting it. I am definately going to have a go.
    Carol
    xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Carol, and I hope you enjoy your carousel whenever you make yours!! :)) xx

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  5. Love this! I home school and this is perfect! Great tutorial! I'm headed out for supplies now! :)

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  6. Hi Kari....Terrific!!!!! Thanks for stopping by and have fun making your new carousel. :))

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  7. Super idea, thanks for posting. I am just starting parchment craft so found your blog through Pinterest. I think this carousel is a really good idea, so I will be on the look out for the ingredients here in UK. X

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    1. Hi Marian....Thanks for stopping by from Pinterest!! I believe you will be able to find all the ingredients for this easy project, but they may have different names in the UK. Any home building supply store should have these items though.
      Best wishes in your new journey in the parchment craft world. You will enjoy it.....just be patient and determined and you will be addicted!!
      Hugs,
      Vickie

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  8. Hi Vicki

    Haven't seen you around for a while on here so am hoping that you are OK. Mary xx

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    1. Hi Mary,
      How wonderful to have you stop by for a visit!!! Well, my brain says I'm ok, but the old body says....not so fast!! A year ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and I keep thinking I have learned how to manage it (along with the polio...lol) and it's pretty obvious, I haven't managed it very well because I keep trying to get projects made....and designs made....and new things added to the blog, but I still have a hard time getting anything, at all, done. I continue to strive to get back on track, so don't give up on me yet!!!!!
      I hope you are doing well and thanks again, so much, for your concern and for stopping by.
      Hugs,
      Vickie xxx

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  9. I've had a friend working on this for me. He reports that with a 10-inch Rubbermaid turntable, he cannot fit the requisite 13 tubes around the circumference. Any idea why this isn't working? He has the 1-1/4 inch pipes. Help? Marsha

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  10. Hi Marsha,
    I'm very sorry you are having trouble making your storage carousel. I suspect that the major problem may lie in your lazy susan, but I cannot guarantee that is the problem. A Rubbermaid lazy susan is a bit thicker (around the lip of the carousel) than the old plastic lazy susans have. You will have to look around for them because most of the 'newer' ones also have the thicker lip. Fortunately, I had an old plastic one and had no difficulty at all when I made one for a friend of mine so she could give it as a gift. I would suggest that you try another plastic lazy susan from an earlier time or visit your local dollar stores as I know they carry the old fashioned plastic ones with a thinner edge lip. If you prefer using your Rubbermaid susan, then I might suggest that your friend do some slight adjusting (instead of following the original design) and come up with something that will specifically fit your Rubbermaid. Use the original design as inspiration to create a unique tool carousel of your very own!!
    If you continue to have trouble, please let me know and I will see if I can find a contact means to reach the original design author.
    Don't give up.....we'll figure things out. :))
    Hugs,
    Vickie

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