Peach State say: “Uh Oh!” Feeling Crafty!!!

I have had this wooden tray for almost 2 years and have finally decided how to decorate it. I have listed the directions, I will follow, along with a picture of the example. I will get started in just a few minutes. The directions look easy…we shall see…I will show you the project as I complete it. Wish me luck!

Decoupage Tray:

What You Will Need:

Serving Tray

White acrylic paint

Botanical Prints

Clear drying craft glue Varnish, Polyurethane or Podge


Craft Project Instructions:

If you need to, first paint the inside bottom of your tray with white acrylic paint and let the paint dry thoroughly before proceeding with the next steps.

I used prints from a wallpaper border, but any source will work – if you have none available, you’ll be sure to find something you like at the library. Simply colour photocopy the prints that you have chosen, then cut them out along the edges for a nice clean square/rectangle print.

Glue the prints in an arrangement that suits you to the inside bottom of the tray and smooth out any bubbles.

Allow the glue to dry and apply an even coat of varnish over the entire tray and prints. You may want to apply several coats of varnish for extra protection.

Notes: Because I used a wallpaper border that had a vinyl finish, I didn’t have to use any protective finish; I simply applied the prints using the pre-pasted backing to glue them down. I made a complete set of three trays, using different prints from my wallpaper border. These took me a total of about 20 minutes to make and are holding up very well to all the spills that trays must withstand.


About justbetweencousins

We are first cousins who live farther apart from each other than we would like. We thought this blog would give us a chance to visit with each other as well as maybe share a few insights about life. We are both middle aged and until recently both of us had kids the same age (nearly grown). But then the Peach State cuz adopted a son, so she has four now. Heart of Dixie cuz has two daughters. We have a couple of things which are prominently in common (although I'm sure there are actually more): We vacation at our Mema's beach house in Panama City Beach, Florida - until recently, we did so with all of our kids. We both sing - although Heart of Dixie cuz is not currently singing anywhere right now. We both write. We are both Christians, although Peach State cuz is Baptist, and Heart of Dixie is currently floating about between the Anglican church, the Methodist church, and the Episcopalian church. Long story.

Posted on February 11, 2012, in About me, Just Between Cousins, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Good luck! The tray shown is beautiful!

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