Never leave things as they are….
I have a set of trays bought from Argos. They are perfectly fine trays, just plain wood with a white ‘tray’.
After I had them for a little while I decided to draw on them.. dandelion clocks in various ways, just using black and yellow Sharpie markers. My theme colours for the kitchen being grey and yellow.
So, yesterday I noticed my trays and decided they needed a little change.
I decided to go with a tea time theme but to use a different pack of paper for each one. I just drew the shapes of the teapot etc on the back of the papers, I didn’t take too much time over the shapes, I felt the slighly wonky look suited the style. If you don’t draw or need a neater look then look out on the internet for outlines to copy… there are loads of images of just about everything you can think of!
The first one I decorated was the biggest tray. I cut a cup, saucer and tea-spoon out of the papers and then cut strips for the background (For all the trays I used the width of a 12″ rule for the strips, I felt it gave the trays a slight uniformity and made cutting the strips easy!) … and then the fun part, sticking them all on with PVA glue:-
On to the next tray… this time a teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug…
The last one, the smallest tray, I decided to do a little tower of three tea cups and saucers…
I left them to dry over night and am coating the paper with a waterbased varnish, to emable them to be actually used as trays still.
These are the finished trays, I quite like them. Let me know what you think?
The varnish is still wet – the paper will stop puckering when dry!
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