Jen Randall turned an old brown tray into a pretty, refreshed decorative tray with some mambi goodies.
Here's a little run down of what she did:
1) Sand tray lightly to allow paint to stick.
2) Apply 2 thin layers of primer or gesso (she used gesso) and allow to dry completely.
3) Spray paint the tray white or any color you prefer. Allow tray to dry completely.
4) After the tray is completely dry, glue pretty patterned paper (this one is from the Life is Good mambiKIT) to the bottom using Mod Podge. Be sure to lay a good amount of Mod Podge down to get a "good stick."
In order to reduce air bubbles, gently press on the paper using an old credit card. Move from the center out and be gentle so the paper doesn't rip.
5) Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top as well. Not the whole tray, just over the paper.
6) Decide which mambi Jumbo Sticker to use and stick it in place.
7) Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the top.
8) After drying time, spray a clear protectant over the top and you are done!
NOTE: Mod Podge is not water resistant, so it will react if it comes in contact with liquid. So don't skip the last step!
A fabulous tray and a great DIY project. I love how easy it is to personalize this as a gift or match to your own home.