Holiday Lazy Susan Centerpiece
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here! You can create your own Lazy Susan centerpiece for your holiday celebration! Not only can you use this centerpiece for Thanksgiving, but for other holidays and party events, like Christmas! This Lazy Susan centerpiece is also the perfect touch for home decor and gifts for family or friends.
- 18" Round Wood Sign
- Minwax Golden Oak Stain
- Sponge brush/rag
- Cricut Smart Permanent Vinyl
- Cricut Weeder
- Cricut Brayer
- Cricut Scraper
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Polycrylic High Gloss Sealant
- Lazy Susan Turntable Swivel Base
To prep the sign before use, it’s essential to sand the wood and use a tack cloth to remove any excess wood shavings. Use Minwax Walnut Stain and apply it with a rag. You can use a sponge brush too, but the rag is easier to spread the stain on the flat surface of the sign. Use the sponge brush on the edges of the round in the creases.
For best results, let the sign sit for 2-3 days before applying the sealant and vinyl. This way, the sign will be completely dry, and the sign will have absorbed the stain, so the vinyl properly adheres to the wood. After the stain has settled, apply Acrylic Satin sealant with a sponge brush and let the sign sit for 24 hours. This process secures the vinyl a little more when applied.
Open Design Space and open the shapes tab. Add a circle that is 18" x 18" to imitate the sign. This gives an idea of what the design will look like on the sign. Next, create two font boxes. Type in gather in the font Blushyland (downloaded from DaFont.com. In the other text box, add WITH GRATEFUL HEARTS.
Hide the circle layer and attach both font boxes. Select make. I chose the Smart Permanent Vinyl material.
After cutting, unload the material and weed the design. Make sure you peel the material at a 45 degree angle.
Peel off the transfer tape and lay in on your crafting table. Then put the vinyl slowly on the transfer tape. Do not rush this step to avoid creases or bubbles.
Use a brayer and scraper and roll press down on the vinyl to have the vinyl stick to the transfer tape.
Place your vinyl with transfer tape on the sign where you want it to go. Use the scraper tool to secure the vinyl to the wood. Release the transfer tape at a 45 degree angle slowly.
Once the design has been placed, use a sponge brush and Polycrylic to seal the sign. Apply a few coats and apply on the sides and let the sign dry over night.
Now is time to turn the sign into a Lazy Susan!
Take the swivel base and center it on the bottom of the wood round. Once centered, drill in the base and you're done!
You now have a Lazy Susan perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas parties!
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