This month's challenge involves one of my most favorite stores- World Market! I saw this gorgeous agate tray, but I didn't want to invest in yet another tray for my house. I'm trying to cut back on spending money on stuff.
However, I really couldn't get this tray out of my head. I was browsing Dollar Tree when I got an idea of how to make my own version for less. Plus, I had all the supplies on hand and literally only had to spend $1 on the tray.
DIY Gold & Pink Agate Tray
Time: 60 Minutes
- Small acrylic/plastic tray
- Primer or flat white spray paint
- Gold spray paint
- Painter's tape
- Free agate printable on cardstock or thick photo paper
- Foam Brush
- Scissors & Paper Trimmer
Step 1: Prime your tray using white primer. One good coat will do. Allow to dry for about 10 minutes before moving onto step 2.
Step 2: Put painter's tape strips on the bottom of the tray where your design will go** (see step 4 with an important note). This will keep the primed surface in tact so the ModPodge adheres better.
Step 3: Spray paint your tray gold. Do both sides until you cannot see any white showing through (about 2 coats). Allow to dry 10 minutes.
Step 4: Print out your agate and trim to size. The dimensions of the bottom of this tray are roughly 10.5" tall by 6.5" wide.
**I had to print this on 11x14 paper to get the print out to be big enough without cutting off since I do not have full bleed printing capabilities. If you only have a letter sized printer, you will need to have the gold continue onto the bottom a bit more in step 2 to avoid a white border.
Step 5: Adhere your printout to the bottom of the tray using ModPodge. Put heavy objects on top of the tray to ensure a smooth finish.
Step 6: Optional Seal the top with matte or glossy ModPodge to protect your agate printout.
I love this cute little tray, and when I am tired of it I can toss it knowing it only cost $1!
Check out more amazing DIY ideas involving World Market products by visiting these lovely bloggers. I'll be back tomorrow with my $100 backyard makeover that will hopefully get you inspired and ready for spring fun in the sun.