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Fabric Covered Cardboard Tray

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A colorful tray is the solution to nine out of ten decorating ailments. Need color? Add a tray. Need pattern? Add a tray. Need a place to collect the mess? Add a tray. The tray is the decorator's cure-all and their demand is never ending, which might explain why they tend to cost a pretty penny. But have no fear - you can make your own at home using a few simple ingredients!

What you need:

-Tacky Spray adhesive

-Fabric 
-Cardboard tray or box lid

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Cut your fabric into strips of equal width, 3" or so for a small tray, larger for others. Lay all the pieces wrong-side up on a flat protected surface. 

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Holding the can 8" away, spray an even layer of Tacky Spray over the back of the fabric. 

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Starting in the corners, press the fabric strips into the cardboard, smoothing evenly. 

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To cover corners, wrap the fabric around the outside and make a small incision, slicing the fabric to where it meets the cardboard then press the flaps down. 

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Presto! 

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And there you go. Enjoy your new tray!

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Published Date

July 08, 2016