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!
What You Will Need:
White acrylic paint
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.