DIY Photo Carousel

Hey guys!  We are back for Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas!  We’d love for you to keep up with all of our latest projects on our Instagram and Facebook accounts 🙂

12DaysCOUNTER5I’m loving the project I have for you all today!  It’s serves so many purposes and it’s just so darn cute!

DIY-Photo-CarouselThis cute little Photo Carousel was super easy to make and only cost me about $10!  It’s also perfect for displaying greeting cards 😉

Here’s how I made it!


cut-2x8measurementsI started by purchasing 1 2×8 @ 8ft. and cut 1 piece at 28″ and 1 piece at 7 1/4″.  I also used a scrap 1×10 and cut it at 9 1/4″.  You can use any size scrap as long as you can cut it down to a 9 1/4″ square.

lazy-susanI purchased this lazy susan at a hardware store and attached it to the 9 1/4″ board and the 7 1/4″ board with Gorilla Glue Epoxy.

attach-wood-piecesOnce the epoxy dried, I used Gorilla Glue wood glue to attach the 28″ piece to the top of the 7 1/4″ board.  Just center it on the board.

attach-wood-finialNext, I attached a wood finial to the very top of the 28″ board.  You can find these wooden craft finials at most of the craft stores.

wood-clothespinsI then hot glued 3 wooden clothespins to each side of the carousel.  This will hold our pictures 🙂

Rustoleum_Heirloom_White_edited-1Once the glue was dry, I sprayed two coats of our favorite Rust-Oleum Heirloom White spray paint, in satin, to the entire piece.

Wooden-Photo-CarouselThat was it 🙂  Because I am giving these as Christmas gifts, I just tied some jingle bells to twine and wrapped it around the top finial 🙂


DIY-Photo-CarouselThere you go!  A simple, inexpensive DIY that will help decorate your home for Christmas!  We always appreciate your pins and shares!

Don’t forget to hop on over and see what our friends have been up to for Day 5 of this series!!  They have some serious talent and great idea!


Michael of Inspired by Charm


Marianne of Songbird


Cassity of Remodelaholic


KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms


Donna of Funky Junk Interiors

In case you missed our previous 12 Days of Christmas posts, catch-up below!

DIY-Wooden-Blanket-LadderDay 1 – DIY Blanket Ladder


Day 2 – DIY Bow Picture Frame

DIY-Stocking-HangersDay 3 – DIY Stocking Holders

DIY-Christmas-Ornament-500x750Day 4 – Picture Frame Ornament

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  1. Tammie Heimbruch Schmidt on December 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    One more quick question….did you just hit up the edges with sandpaper to distress them or did you also use stain after sanded it? I can’t tell from the photo! Thanks in advance.

  2. Phyllis on December 15, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I can’t wait to attempt this after the holidays!!!

  3. Paula on December 14, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Would you recommend screwing the lazy Susan down or screwing the 28″ board to the 7 1/4″?

  4. Krista on December 11, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I am in the middle of building this and I ran into a problem. When I went to attach my 7 1/4″ piece to my lazy susan it is too small and you can see the lazy susan under my wood. In the instructions it says you used a 2×6 which is what I purchased, i also got the same size lazy susan as you show. I am confused!!! Any suggestions?

    • tammie schmidt on December 12, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Krista I am having the same issue. My husband says that the 2×6’s you get out of the store are not true to size and mine is more like 5 1/2…but I found some lazy susan brackets that are 4 inch that should be perfect with my boards. Maybe you could find some that size where you are located.

      • Krista on December 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

        I have all ready glued mine down:'( but I was looking on their facebook page and someone else commented about this same issue and they replied that we should have used 2×8’s instead. I guess I will be buying some new wood.

    • Shanty2Chic on December 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Guys! I’m so sorry this was a typo! It is a 2×8 that I used. I edited it in the instructions and again, so so sorry! -Ashley

  5. Jennifer Giannetto Wolfe on December 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I just love your blog!! You’re home is amazing and i love the projects you post about and the step by step details! I have made several of your diy projects myself and I love each piece!!

  6. Amanda on December 5, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    How did you distress the edges once it had been painted?

  7. Amy Hinkson on December 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    What size of Photos did you use? 5×7?

    • Shanty2Chic on December 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      Yes Amy!

      • Amy Hinkson on December 5, 2013 at 1:03 pm


  8. Funky Junk Interiors on December 5, 2013 at 10:44 am

    What a great idea for displaying more without seeing it all at once! The lazy suzan part is so cool! Beautiful project and build as always!

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