Our first project is a fabric covered tray for gifting to a friend. I used some leftover Michael Miller fabric I had from my DIY candle sleeve project, a cheap melamine tray I found at Target, and clear gloss Mod Podge for this easy makeover. Here are the simple steps:
Almost any type of tray would work here, and the fabric options are limitless as well. Just remember that if your tray is extra colorful, it might show through you fabric once the Mod Podge is applied. A quick coat of spray paint before the other steps would remedy that situation.
Isn't it the cutest? Now your bestie will have just the right spot for displaying her favorite jewels, or whatever else she adores. She'll love it!
Now that we've got our friends taken care of, let's give ourselves a little treat! A Kate Spade inspired gold dot ornament should do the trick don't you think? For this project, I used Martha Stewart gold transfer sheets, a 3/4 inch craft hole punch, clear decoupage gloss, clear craft glue and clear plastic ornaments. Here's how to get the look:
Most kinds of ribbon will work here, but make sure the craft glue won't show through once it's dry. Also, choose ornaments that have two separate sides, so they can be taken apart to glue your dots. The key to getting your dots to look just right, is to gently place them on the ornament without pressing too hard. If they're covered with plenty of thin decoupage glue, they will stick without having any creases or bubbles.
Eileen, you unleashed my DIY monster with this series, and I loved every minute of it. Thanks so much for having me!