I love eating my lunch in the park, but sometimes am too busy to leave my desk or to find a nearby green space. By combining a shallow serving tray with real grass I can take the park with me wherever I go, with the grass lunch tray!
Making your own is super easy, and having your own personal green space at your desk is bound to be an attention-getter at your office.
Step 1: Supplies
Step 2: Cut plastic sheet
Unroll the plastic sheet to cover the entire bottom and sides of the serving tray. This plastic will act as a barrier between the sod and the surface of the tray and should be monolithic (no breaks or cuts in the plastic which water can seep through).
I cut a rough shape of plastic that was larger than I thought I would need, then draped it over the tray.
Step 3: Glue in place
Before trimming the plastic to the final dimensions I glued it in place.
Positioning the plastic where I wanted I used a dab of hot glue in each corner of the tray and then pressed the plastic into the glue, securing it in place. I glued the rest of the corners while gently pulling the plastic taut. Once the corners were glued down, I glued the edges of the plastic sheet to the inside of the serving tray.
Step 4: Trim plastic
Since my serving tray had handles I also trimmed the plastic from around the handle openings so they would be usable.
Step 5: Rough cut sod
The smallest section of sod I could buy was 8sq.ft (4' x 2' section). Since this was too large for my serving tray I needed to cut it down to size.
Unrolling the sod outside, I cut a section a little larger than my serving tray with a putty knife.