Wednesday, September 05, 2012

DIY Serviette Tray

Here's a really simple easy DIY for a lovely, sophisticated tray.
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A few weeks ago I was at Pier 1 Imports looking for peonies for my tin cup vase. Unfortunately, I didn't find what I was looking for but all was not lost because I got this serviette on sale for a few dollars:
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I love fabrics with words on them and this was from their fall harvest line so it has words of thanksgiving, blessings, grace, etc. These would make great toss cushions but I just picked up 1 because I knew I wanted to make it into a tray.

I had planned to go to the thrift store to find an old picture frame that I would turn into a tray but I got so busy with other projects that I never got around to it.

Then last week, I was at my friend's house helping her move and while we were packing, she came across this wood tray that she offered to me before she threw it out.
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At first, I told her to just chuck it but then changed my mind when I remembered my serviette.

Once I got it home, I spray painted it white and since I don't have a piece of glass that fits into the tray I needed a way to keep the serviette in place.

So I cut an old piece of foam board to fit inside the tray:
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After ironing the serviette, I wrapped it around the foam board and staple gunned it in place:

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And that's it!
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This type of fabric always reminds me of Parisian decor.
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I can't remember where I got this Eiffel Tower from...I know I didn't buy it, I've never been to France so perhaps it was a gift from a friend. All I know is, I've had it for a couple decades. 
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C'est chic, non? =)

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