Months ago I had seen these fabulous DIY Decorative Trays crafted by the queen bee herself Martha Stewart, but was hesitant to take on this project fearing the end result would look less than chic. I’m happy to report that I finally got my craft on and in less than 15 minutes I have an amazing new decorative tray where an old burnt baking pan used to be! I took a few liberties with the original “How To’s” because quite frankly I didn’t have any felt lying around the abode, and I really don’t think you need it. So without further ado I’m happy to say our “Do of the Week” is from yours truly (with a little help from Martha of course). Enjoy! xoxo
The Inspiration Courtesy of Martha Stewart
What You’ll Need
- Baking pan, cookie sheet, tray of some sort (I used an old burnt metal backing pan)
- 1 yard (or the appropriate size of your tray) of decorative fabric
- Tacky Spray Adhesive (I used Allenes Crystal Clear Acid Free Tacky Spray)
- Optional acrylic sheet cut to fit inside tray
- Cut fabric the front and wrap around the back of the tray. Cover the front of the tray with spray adhesive.
- Place fabric on tray, leaving enough room to wrap fabric around all sides to the back. Smooth fabric onto tray, pressing out any bubbles. Be careful and take your time, once it’s on removing it an re-sticking it is VERY difficult!
- Pull any extra material into corner and push around the edge (very much like wrapping a gift).
- Turn tray over. Cover each side one at a time with spray adhesive and press the fabric over the four edges. Trim any excess fabric with scissors. Use additional adhesive spray if needed.
6. If desired place acrylic sheet in center of tray. If you are using an acrylic sheet it would be extra amazing to cut out your monogram and secure it to the fabric in the center of the tray before securing the acrylic over the top.
Not too shabby for my first time!
I’ll be utilizing mine at my bar or to hold my baubles!