This is such an easy and inexpensive DIY project. You can make your own Chevron Tray on the cheap…or you can choose a different pattern if chevron is not your thing.
I was able to use a 40% Off a Single Item coupon at my local craft store…so the tray cost me around $5. (You can grab your craft store coupons here)
The scrapbook paper was under a $1. I had the Mod Podge (decoupage) on hand…but if you don’t you can grab a bottle for $5- $10 depending on the size. I also sealed the wood with poly (optional).
What you will need:
Wood Tray (unfinished)
Paint (I used acrylic)
Scrap Book Paper
(Straight edge or scissors, paint brushes)
Paint the tray the color(s) of choice. (I did several coats.) Allow to dry completely.
Once the paint is dry, cut the scrapbook paper to fit the bottom of the tray.
Place a coat of Mod Podge on the bottom of the tray and position the scrapbook paper.
Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge on top of the scrapbook paper. Allow to dry. Repeat if needed.
Allow to dry overnight and then you can seal the painted wood with a coat of poly if you like. This will give the tray a shine. You could also use your Modpoge to give it a shine if you use the GLOSS version.
There are so many possibility for this project because of the the variety of scrapbook paper out there.
You could even do a kid friendly tray. I think these would also make a great gift.
Once again, my loyal (aka nosy) feline assistant Fluff helped with the photos. (She actually made her way into at least 10 photos)