Time for tea….

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.

After buying so much coloured paper from Poundland, Tiger and receiving some gorgeous metallic papers for my birthday, I have got rather carried away with sticking it on everything!

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?
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The varnish is still wet – the paper will stop puckering when dry!
Back soon with more,



About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email rosiemiddleton2@gmail.com
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