You will need:
-1 or more plain wooden trays (I got mine at the local craft store. $5 for a set of two)
-Scrapbook or other type of paper for decoupage
-White spray paint
-Med grit sand paper
-Brown-paper wrapped floral wire
-Hot glue gun
Give your trays a single coat of matte white spray paint. Don;t worry about coverage on the inside bottom of the tray since we'll be covering that area with the decorative paper. Let fully dry.
Take your sandpaper and lightly sand all of the edges to give it a worn-in feel. It helps to think of the parts that would naturally be worn after some use (handles, corners etc.) and hit those a little harder to make it all look realistic. Wipe with a damp cloth to remove dust.
Choose your paper, and cut to fit the bottom of the tray. My paper wasn't quite long enough on one side of the larger tray so I had to piece a bit in.
Spread a very thin layer of Mod Podge on the bottom of the tray and smooth the paper on. Let dry. Do the first top coat, brushing the Mod Podge on evenly over the entire surface, making sure to secure all corners and edges down as well.
Add any additional paper embellishments. I added these cut out paper doilies to my big tray.
Then do two or three more coats of the Mod Podge, letting each dry in between (I always follow the directions on the back of the container).
Add your wrapped wire to the handles on your trays by neatly wrapping in around the top part of the tray handle. Glue the ends down with a dot of hot glue.
(When completed, you may want to give the whole thing a few coats of clear-coat spray for added protection and sealing.)
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