I am drawn to anything blue and white these days! Maybe there’s just more of it in the home decor stores and magazines, but I see it everywhere. Recently I’ve seen some gorgeous trays featuring bright prints along the bottom. I picked one up in the store but decided I could just make it myself using things I already had on hand!
Several years ago I bought a plain wooden tray at Hobby Lobby that I spray painted white and have used in my kitchen and living room almost constantly. I decided to give that tray a summer makeover! Hobby Lobby has sheets of scrapbook paper for $.59 each, and last week they were 50% off. 🙂 Two sheets of paper ended up being the only thing I purchased for this project!
- Use a damp cloth to wipe down the tray, then allow the tray to dry completely.
- Measure and cut the scrapbook paper to the size you need. If you need one more sheet, make sure you cut the pieces so the pattern matches at the seam.
- Place the paper inside the tray to make sure it fits nicely.
- Apply the glue to the inside of the tray – a repositionable spray glue works best, but a glue stick works too!
- Carefully lay the paper on the inside of the tray and press to adhere.
Keep in mind that this method isn’t waterproof and probably won’t last forever – but what did you expect for 59 cents? 🙂
I cut a few squares of the extra paper and inserted them in my photo-holding coasters. I love the pop of color and pattern on my end tables!
Do you have a tray that needs a summer makeover?