I bet you have an old tray or crate laying around your house or in your basement or garage. If you do, I can help you turn it from a castaway to a fabulous piece you will want to use and display! I’m fudging the “NO SEW” title just a little this month to share how to give trays, crates, boxes … anything with a solid bottom… a great new look using material. My material of choice is burlap! And I’m adhering it to the bottom of my old crate with Mod Podge. I think burlap and Mod Podge are really best friends! They love each other!!!! Here’s the easiest NO SEW diy you will ever do!!!!!
My good friend Debbie from CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT and I are participating in a…
I found this huge sturdy packing tray at a vintage sale. The outside is fabulous, but the inside is rough and not so nice! I’ve been using a folded tea towel in the bottom of it when I use it, but I wanted something that would not shift and would be more permanent.
Here’s how it looks on my kitchen table with a new fabric bottom…
Let’s get started on this easy-peasy project!
1. Dig out an old crate or tray to transform
2. Supplies you will need
- old crate or tray
- Mod Podge
- fabric ( I used burlap)
- foam roller or paintbrush
3. Measure the long side of the tray and then measure the fabric.
Here’s a great way cut burlap so that it is perfectly straight…Find a thread from the end of the burlap that is closest to the exact measurement. Gently, but firmly pull that thread. As the burlap puckers, smooth the pucker and keep pulling the thread until you pull it out the other end.
4. Cut along the “runner”. Do the same for the other side.
5. Spill out a little pool of Mod Podge onto the crate or tray and use the roller to completely cover the whole area. Place the burlap fabric in the bottom of the tray or crate and adjust to fit. Press down the edges firmly.
Roll another coat of Mod Podge over the burlap and let dry completely.
6. Decorate tray! Ta Da!!!!
This is such a no-brainer, but sometimes we overlook the easiest projects. You will LOVE the results! If you are not a fan of burlap… any fabric will do!
Have fun and share your projects with me via email.
This week is the ECLECTICALLY FALL BLOG TOUR! This is a fabulous tour all about fall decor!!!!
Start at my friend Kelly’s very creative vintage fall home and she will direct you to the next fall home: Eclectically Vintage