Tuesday, June 26, 2012
4th of July Tray
White Spray Paint
Mod Podge (I used homemade; half glue, half water)
Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer Spray
Rotary Cutter or Scissors
Festive Cloth or Paper
Decorative Foam Stickers
I got an ugly (in my opinion) tray from Goodwill for $0.99! So I decided to jazz it up for the 4th of July so that I would have something patriotic to display my desserts on for the upcoming holiday.
I started by wiping it down with a wet paper towel to get any dirt and dust off. I took it out to my yard and used white spray paint to cover it. I needed a few coats since I was going from a darker to lighter color. I didn't worry about covering the bottom too well since I would be covering it with cloth anyway.
I measured the bottom of the tray, length and width. I used some leftover cloth that I had from another project, but depending on the size of your tray you could use paper as well.
I cut my cloth to match the length and width of my tray. I used a rotary cutter to get a nice straight edge but you could use scissors as well.
I then applied a thin layer of homemade mod podge (equal parts water and white school glue) to the bottom of the tray. I carefully laid the cloth to cover the bottom of the tray and then covered the top of the cloth with mod podge as well. I used a brayer to make sure it was smooth and there were no air bubbles.
Once the mod podge was completely dry, I used a ruler to help guide me in applying some decorative foam stickers. I put them along both sides, inside the tray. You could also decorate the outside of the tray if you wanted.
Finally, I took the tray outside and applied a coat of Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer. Let it dry completely...
And voila! My tray is ready for the 4th of July!