Thursday, October 3, 2013

DIY Serving Tray Makeover

When you think serving trays, you might think breakfast in bed or dinner on the couch. To me, serving trays, always bring tea time in mind.

I own a set of 3 wooden trays that I had for a while and they were starting to look a bit dull, it was time to give them a makeover.

All you will need
  • used serving trays
  • Mod Pudge & brush
  • paper (scrapbooking paper, magazines, newspaper, old pictures, whatever you like etc...)
  • ribbons (optional)
Step 1
Clean the surface of your tray where you'll be doing the collage.

  Step 2
Cut all the paper and  get all other embellishments ready. Set aside.

Step 3
Coat the surface that you are going to be using for the collage with Mod Pudge

Step 4
Layer all the pieces of paper and such and add a layer of Mod Pudge over it all to seal your project. Let it dry.

Step 5 (optional)
Add an extra coating of Mod Pudge over it all, let it fully dry before setting any object on it (overnight should be enough)


If you had any item in your home that would need a makeover, what would it be?

14 comments:

  1. This is very pretty! There are a lot of things in my home that need a makeover...hmmm...maybe the windows need some nice curtains.

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    1. Thanks Nelleke, curtains would be a fun project. Let me know if you do a makeover with them (along with pictures)

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  2. Ooh, that's a hard one to pick, since I'm always making things over around here. But I love your DIY!

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    1. Thank you Cate, loving your creativity :-)

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  3. This is actually a very good idea! Now I just need some trays... :)

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    1. Thank you Natalia, try to go to thrift store, this could be used over plastic trays too!

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  4. This turned out so cute!! Love you elephant tea pot, too!

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  5. This looks really great!! Let's see....I would probably redo my couch. I love it, and love the color...but it's time for a redo!

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    1. How fun Ashley, if you do, please take pictures and share :-)

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  6. LOVE how this turned out!

    I need to come up with some frugal ways to give my kitchen a makeover! But, more realistically, my curtain rods! The ones we have fall apart every time you open the curtains. I need to work out a way to keep them stuck together!

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    1. That curtain rod sounds like a pain!!!! I feel your pain.

      About your kitchen, cheap but classy looking seasonal decor can change the whole look and make any room look like it had a makeover here is my board on pinterest for the fall looks http://www.pinterest.com/wherelifehappen/fall-decor-idea/ I think that the hurricane vase filled with seeds (barley, corn kennels etc) and a candle would looks great in the kitchen!!!!

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  7. Oh wow, it looks lovely! You are a busy at home Mama--way to go :)

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    1. Thank you, and yes never a boring moment over here :-)

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