I’m a crafty person. Being crafty and having a blog seems like a good combination. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those crafty people who remembers to take pictures and document what I’m doing. In fact, my camera has been broken since a Kentucky Derby party over a year ago, so you’ll have to settle for a low quality camera phone picture of my latest project.
Lately, I’ve decided I should figure out a cohesive style for my home. I haven’t had much luck because I tend to have very eclectic tastes when it comes to home decor. But I like maps and I had a tray left over from a failed attempt at stenciling, so I decided to cover the tray with an old map. Here’s what I did.
- A wooden tray (mine came from Michael’s for about $5)
- Mod Podge
- A brush/sponge
- An old map
- Exacto knive
Figuring out the how to wrap a piece of paper around a tray with lots of corners and curves was the most challenging part of this project.
After painstakingly figuring out how to get the map to fit over my tray, i slathered mod podge all over the place. Then I put the map down, smoothing it as I went. I didn’t do a very good job of it. There are a lot of wrinkles, but I can live with that. I’ll just pretend they add a vintage look to it. After gluing map all over the tray, I covered it with another layer of mod podge. Let dry and you’ve got yourself a fancy new tray.
I also found this weird camel figurine at a thrift store that I’m going to paint. I’m thinking gold. Thoughts?