Introduction: Fabric Lined Serving Tray

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While planning a makeover for my daughter's dorm apartment living room, I was looking to save some money by repurposing things from around my own house that I wasn't really using. I found a serving tray that was functional but needed a little something to make it pretty.

I remembered I had some large fabric samples in the closet so I decided to use those. Ordering larger size fabric samples is a great way to save money if you only need a small amount for a project. I've used them for many projects, including framing for wall decor. The after pictures were taken in my family room before I brought the tray to my daughter's house.

You can view this full project here as well as more of my budget diy and design projects.

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Place your fabric inside the tray and trace the outline with a pencil. Cut to size. I used a large fabric sample which is less expensive than buying an entire yard of fabric.

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After tracing, and cutting your fabric, iron it to smooth out any bumps.

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Paint the inside of the tray with modge podge, and working in sections, lay the fabric on top smoothing out any bumps with a credit card.

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I painted another layer of modge podge over the fabric to create a sealant against spills or stains.


RRedden (author)2017-10-18

I am repurposing some wood TV trays, and I have some cute calendar pictures I want to put on them and seal with poly, any suggestions??

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-01-02

Nice serving tray design.

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