I’ll say it again – I am not very good at DIY or craft projects. If I find a project I can handle, you can handle it too! 🙂 I love decorating with trays and couldn’t resist this cute little one I found in the Crafter’s Square section at Dollar Tree.
I sanded it down a little bit just to help the paint adhere. These wood pieces from Dollar Tree aren’t high quality and usually always still have rough edges, but I’m okay with that for a dollar! I gave it three coats of the Crafter’s Square white acrylic paint. I’m wishing now that I’d used a bristle brush instead of the sponge brush.
After the paint dried, I embellished the handles with some jute string. You don’t need a hot glue gun for this part, but it does help the ends to stay put a little better.
I tied off the starting piece and glued down the end, but you could just tie off the ends and cut off the extra end piece.
I styled it on our bedroom dresser and I think it’s perfect there!
One of the things that has helped me to be successful in these projects is to watch DIY videos on YouTube. Even if I don’t copy their exact style, it gives me ideas and helps me learn how to execute the projects I’m working on.
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