What’s better than a traditional pizza night with friends? One that you can put your own spin on, and in this case we’re talking a DIY retro lazy susan (see it spin, get it?!)! Okay, so maybe I’m not exactly a natural born comedian, but I can definitely DIY with the best of them.
Plus the more items that are easy to self-serve, the more time you’ll have to spend with guests instead, and that’s what I call rising to the occasion! We’ll get to more of the DIGIORNO pizza goodness in just a bit, but for now, let’s DIY…
Non-toxic clear spray shellac (a food-safe sealant for the finished board)
Brass knob of your choice (we used this one, but this step is also optional!)
If you’re going to be adding a knob to the edge of the lazy susan for an added retro effect, go ahead and mark that first to know where to work around for painting the stripes.
Go ahead and drill a hole just big enough for using the knob hardware once your painting is complete.
Using the painter’s tape, make the 3-4 stripes at different widths across the wood round, then paint your first few stripes and let them dry completely.
Remove the painter’s tape from the wood round, and place new tape on the edges of what you’ve already painted to create clean lines for the remaining colorful stripes. Let the last of the paint colors dry completely.
Once the paint is dry, give the entire surface a generous coat of the non-toxic shellac spray sealant to create a food safe surface that’s easy is to wipe down when it’s time to clean up. Let the sealant cure for 24 hours before moving on to install the lazy susan hardware.
After your sealant has dried completely, turn the painted wood round over and place the lazy susan bearing directly in the middle.
Using a drill and the small wood screws, screw the swivel plate in place with four wood screws, making sure to not drill in too far to where the screws will poke through the other side!
Now insert your knob hardware for a completed look, and you’re all set for styling your pizza gathering for guests.
Speaking of guests, Jared got to attend the DIGIORNO pizza immersion event as part of our entertaining series with them, and he wanted to share a few photos from his trip to the HQ! —
Hey everyone, Jared here! I was super pumped about getting to attend the Rise to the Occasion event in Solon, Ohio. Being a pizza lover and diehard fan since…forever, I was eager to get to see how they go about creating their tasty pizza. Let’s just say the experts at DIGIORNO pizza, like Chris Zelch, who is a fifth generation baker, are very passionate about putting only the best ingredients into their pizzas, and my personal favorite, the dough rising crust
This starts with their heritage of 20 years of baking expertise. Without getting into too many technical details, there are many processes that they go through on a daily basis to ensure their pizza is of the finest quality. From the creative process of conceptualizing new recipes, to the testing phase, which includes multiple taste test panels (sign me up!). The team really values the importance of carefully crafted pizza.
I have to say my favorite part of the whole experience was getting to take part in the creative process that goes into making new flavors, and I even got to create my very own pizza with the help of the culinary experts there. Being inspired from my home state of Texas, I created a diamond shaped (because why not?!) BBQ chicken style pizza that was garnished with a Sriracha sauce. It might not have won any chef choice awards since I’m a kitchen newbie, but it was pretty tasty! It’s definitely no easy fete. I’m work on perfecting my chef skills, but in the meantime I’m going to leave it to the pros, haha.
I’d say this colorful tabletop DIY definitely qualifies as rising to the occasion, don’t you think?! Hopefully you’re envisioning a new DIY lazy susan in your DIGIORNO pizza night future, so be sure to share your versions with us on social media so we can follow along too! It also doesn’t hurt that it doubles as a super cute table centerpiece in between your entertaining, so it’s a win/win.