I’m a huge fan of DIY organization – especially when it’s pretty! Decorate this decoupage tray with Mod Podge and scrapbook papers.
Skills Required: Beginner. It helps to have some experience with Mod Podge so that you can avoid wrinkles. Just follow proper dry times and you should be good.
For my latest trick, I’ve added fun papers to the inside of a tray for instant DIY organization. It’s not really a trick, actually – it was too easy to be considered a trick.
It didn’t take long to do, and once you see the original tray you will see what a big difference paper can make. Are you interested in a decoupage tray of your very own? Continue to see how I did it.
Gather These Supplies
- Tray – any sort with a flat bottom will do
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Scrapbook paper – two coordinating sheets
- Craft knife
- Mod Podge Tool Set – optional
It’s a nice tray, but it needed a little something. A little “zhuzh” if you will.
Measure the Compartments
I carefully measured each compartment. The two smaller ones and the two larger ones were the same size.
Measure and Cut Paper
Carefully measure your papers and trim them to fit. Make sure that they fit in each compartment, and if they don’t, keep trimming until they do.
Add Mod Podge and Paper
Add a medium layer of Mod Podge to the inside of the decoupage tray compartments. Do one compartment at a time.
This is where the squeegee from the tool set comes in handy. You’ll place the paper into each compartment and smooth it down.
The squeegee helps get into the corners. Let the paper dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Add Sealing Layer
Paint several layers of Mod Podge over the paper in each compartment. Let the tray dry for 24 hours before using.
It’s the subtle things that count, my friends. I love my new decoupage tray, and now I just need to fill it with tons of crap!
Let me know what you think of this project in the comments. If you enjoyed this decorated tray, you might also enjoy these other ideas: