Quick Craft: Toy Tray Upgrade

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Quick Craft: Toy Tray Upgrade

We're big fans of a certain wooden toy company here at the Johnson house. The only qualm I have is that their products always come in these trays that aren't really good for storing the toys that came in them. So we usually end up getting rid of them--but not this time!

I love to sit back and drink a cup of tea at the end of the day. I'm too lazy to want to reach back and forth for the coffee table, so I thought I'd make myself a little tea tray instead.

Quick Craft: Toy Tray Upgrade

So, out came the Mod Podge (again) and a favorite Van Gogh poster print I got way back here (any old calendar picture would work, too).

Quick Craft: Toy Tray Upgrade

1. Add a layer of MP to the surface of the tray and/or the bottom of your picture. 2. Smooth the picture out, making sure to get rid of any air bubbles. 3. Add MP underneath the edges as needed. 4. Lastly, add 1-2 layers of MP over the the picture, all the way out to the edges.

Quick Craft: Toy Tray Upgrade

Let it dry, and there ya go! A perfect little tea tray. If you have a little more time, you could paint or Mod Podge the entire tray to pretty it up even more.

Quick Craft: Toy Tray Upgrade

Mine doubles as a picture frame on the shelf above our couch--just in reach when I sit down with my tea!

Made your own tea tray? Share your photos on the Maker Mama Flickr page!
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