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.
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.
After tracing, and cutting your fabric, iron it to smooth out any bumps.
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.
I painted another layer of modge podge over the fabric to create a sealant against spills or stains.