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I’ve had this tray sitting in my garage for years and sometimes I remember to use it for Halloween but most often, it just sits there collecting dust and taking up space. Like so many other times, Martha Stewart came to the rescue!
The new line of Martha Stewart Decoupage supplies are not only easy to work with ( and clean up was a breeze) but there’s tons of great materials to choose from. I got to play around with the metallic rolled paper (which is so durable it’s almost like fabric!) but there’s also some really gorgeous lace, fabric, and paper trims in the line (available for purchase at Michael’s.)
How To Transform a Dollar Store Tray
- Cheap Tray
- Martha Stewart Multi Surface Paint – Light Gold
- Martha Stewart Decoupage – Matte
- Martha Stewart Decoupage Paper – Gold Metallic
- Martha Stewart Decoupage Paintbrush
- Decorative Paper
1. Depending on your tray, paint the sides with Light Gold paint so that the color doesn’t show through the semi-transparent decoupage paper. Allow to dry completely!
2. Apply a generous amount of the decoupage paste and adhere a strip of the paper from the inside of the tray to the outside bottom. Press in place and apply another coat of paste over the paper. Cut and fold the edges inward (similar to wrapping a gift.)
3. Using the base of your tray as a template, cut a piece of the decorative paper to fit exactly on the bottom of the tray. Apply decoupage paste and stick in place. Add a coat over the base and allow the entire tray to dry completely before you cut out the handles with sharp scissors.
And there you go! One cheap and unused Dollar Store tray has now been transformed into a beautiful tray that I’ll definitely be using in my craft nook. Thanks, Martha, you came to me rescue again!
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