I picked up this tray for just a couple of dollars at Goodwill and had no initial plans for it. I admit I love rescuing old trays even if I have no idea what to do with them. It sat in our spare room for quite sometime primed, but unfinished. I then picked up some Victorian inspired black with white fabric during a second Goodwill trip. I liked it because it had trees on it with children playing. It reminded me of some of the decor we had in my house growing up in the late 70’s early 80’s. I decided to use the fabric on the tray. I thought it would be a great way to display the fabric and keep the scene intact. I painted the tray with white acrylic paint and then applied the Mod Podge. Since the fabric was dark, I couldn’t trace it, so I applied the fabric I had to the tray, and when the Mod Podge dried and the fabric hardened I used a box cutter knife to remove the excess fabric. Once dry I used about two more coats of Mod Podge over the entire piece. If you are just starting out working with Mod Podge, trays are definitely the way to go! They are a great starter project and the possibilities for styling are endless.
Box Cutter style knife
White acrylic paint and primer