Color-Block Tray DIY

Here is another tray DIY for you!

I love the look of unfinished wood with some bright colors. For this tray, I used a mint, black, and light yellow for a fun geometric effect! Here are the supplies you’ll need:

-Three acrylic paint colors of your choice

-Painters tape to separate sections of the tray

-A paintbrush or two

-Polyurethane or another sealant to protect your tray from spills and damage

This DIY is very easy and very fast! All you need to do is tape off the geometric pattern you would like to use, add a few coats of your favorite paint colors, remove the tape, then add a sealant once the paint is dry.

If you want a cleaner edge, you can try a different brand of painters tape. Since this was going to be a tray I would keep, I was not too concerned about the paint bleeding through a little bit.

XOXO…PB

Decoupaged Trays DIY

Hello Everyone! Today I’m going to tell you about some more fun trays I made. These mod-podged beauties were a pretty easy and quick diy, so it’s a perfect evening or weekend project! Plus you can use scraps of leftover scrapbook paper or wrapping paper you love. You could even use Christmas wrapping paper for a holiday specific craft!

The steps to this are pretty simple:

  1. Starting with an unfinished tray, first apply stain or paint and let dry overnight.
  2. Measure and cut the scrapbook paper to fit the inside of the tray. You may need to smoothly join two pieces together or make it a funky collage!
  3. Put down a layer of mod-podge with a paint brush.
  4. Lay down your scrapbook paper or wrapping paper.
  5. Smooth it out using a credit card or store card you don’t use anymore. Mod-podge washes off pretty easily, so it’s up to you!
  6. Let the mod-podge dry!
  7. Apply a layer on top of the paper.
  8. (Optional) Put a layer of polyurethane over the painted or stained portions of the trays.

AND YOU’RE DONE!