This past weekend, I completed some super fun DIY projects. One of them was this fab leopard tray that my friend Katie found on Pinterest. She did it first and after I saw her finished product, I knew I needed one too :)
|Original pin Here.|
I started with this lovely tray I got as a hostess gift. I love it, but thought the leopard would give it some extra oomph.
I didn't follow the directions from the original pin exactly. My tray has rubber grippers on the bottom to keep it from getting scraped up, so I had to put the paper on the inside of the tray instead of the outside. I am a rule breaker and living on the DIY edge.
So I cut the paper down to more manageable size (PS-Katie got the leopard paper at World Market and was sweet enough to give me some for my tray).
Then, I placed the paper on the inside of the tray and used a really sharp exacto knife to cut it to the right size.
Then, I used the glossy mod podge to attach it.
After the paper was placed, I used a credit card to smooth out the air bubbles.
I did another layer of mod podge on top. About this time, the Hubs asked "is that going to dry clear?" I responded with "please do not insult my crafting ability by asking questions like that!"
Obviously, it does dry clear, and leaves a lovely glossy coating over the paper. I think it looks just fab.
More fun DIYs to share later!