With spring on the horizon, I was majorly excited to get into spring themed crafts and diys. However, I had the same problem I always do: there are so many possibilities out there, so where do I start?
Eventually, I settled with this craft: Wood Circle Centerpiece. Or the Wood Circle Wall Hanging. OR the Wood Circle Lazy Susan. Not kidding–once I decided on this craft, it spiraled out of control. With following the set of directions I’m about to share, you’ll easily be able to make all three of these crafts! 😮
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Optional Materials & Tools:
1. Start by selecting the pattern that you want to put onto your wood circle/MDF board circle. My image began as one available through Canva (my favorite website for all things graphic design) and then I formatted it as an svg file for my Cricut Maker. This file is completely free when you sign up for my email list right here. 🙂
2. Cut out your design on vinyl and attach to the center of your circle. The good news is, you’re not going to have this vinyl on your final product, so you can use whatever color you want! I used this glossy black vinyl that I have little use for in any other craft because it’s cheaper than more premium vinyls.
3. Once you’re sure you’ve fully and smoothly attached your vinyl to your circle, spray your circle top and sides with the spray paint of your choice. Rustoleum is my go-to brand because I’ve always had good results with it and the paint seems to last a while.
4. Allow your paint to dry completely before you peel off the vinyl. I waited a day or two just to be extra safe, but one day was probably plenty.
If you’re just making a centerpiece for your table, that means that you’re all done! As always, you can seal your product with modge podge for extra protection if you’re afraid of wear and tear to the wood circle decor.
If you’re making a lazy Susan, simple add the Lazy Susan hardware to the bottom center of your circle. Make sure that you use thicker wood if you are making it a Lazy Susan, since you don’t want the screws to come out the opposite side. The same goes for if you’re making it a wall hanging; you’ll want to splurge on a thicker wood circle so that the screws from the hook don’t come through.
Let’s say, though, that you made this beautiful decoration without considering the thickness of the wood. That’s okay! Instead of using a hook on the back, purchase the appropriate Command Strips to attach to the back and hang to the wall. That’s always an option that’s better for people living in apartments, rentals, or just people who don’t want to nail into their walls.