January 17, 2012

How To... Golden Leaf Striped Tray

I had seen this tray on Pinterest and I just fell in love!  I am a sucker for any chevron, a sucker for things that are gold, and a sucker for trays... and this one has it all!!


Here is my latest project!


I had to put my thinking cap on to figure out how to make this at no cost... and would you believe it is made with foil, spray paint, and Mod Podge!


I pulled out a long sheet of foil and marked off 1/2" strips.  I then decided I wanted them a little bit bigger so I made them 1" strips.


Once they were all cut out with a straight line and roller cutter, I thumbtacked and nail the strips down to a piece of wood on both sides.


I sprayed the foil strips with my favorite gold spray paint, making sure I kept the can moving so the paint did not puddle up on the foil.


Next step was to apply the strips.  I knew that I would Mod Podge the whole thing, but I wanted a little bit of a sticky surface to lay out the design.


I sort of just eyeballed out the pattern... 


I wanted to make sure the foils strips would wrap around the sides of the tray so I left them long and then trimmed them after the top was sealed with Mod Podge.


To make the points look clean I used my roller cutter to trim the excess foil off.  I also used it to cut the wrapped foil on the sides of the tray.


Next I applied two coat of Mod Podge in luster {because that is what I had on hand} and waited for it to dry.








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27 comments:

Design Blooms said...

Wow! I really love that tray!! I love that its not just painted strips. Very inspiring girl!

Carly {a simple affair} said...

This is too funny because I was about to buy that tray and then I thought I could make it a DIY project, and I just bought a silver big jack like yours that I was going to put on it. I like where your heads at :) This turned out fabulously, and I can't wait to get started on mine!

xoxo

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

The tray is fantastic, and yes, I'm looking for ways to freshen up my house without spending much if any money. I like how it forces one to be creative! Janell

Kim @ keller-creative said...

It turned out great (I noticed it when you shared your new pillows yesterday) I love the gold and fun pattern. Great no spend project!

Sam, Leave The Nest Up To Me said...

I've had my eye on that tray too, but aluminum foil -- who knew?!

Fashion Meets Food said...

This is awesome! I am definitely going to have to make one of these! xo

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a great project! Your tray looks fabulous!

Amanda said...

oh my gosh this is so clever!! I LOVE it!!

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

The tray is amazing! I had actually pinned the inspiration photo myself!

Laura [Beauty and the Beard] said...

Haha I just commented yesterday how much I love that tray- totally didn't know it was homemade! Where'd you get the white tray from?

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I also love trays - this is a winner! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Looks lovely Tiffany and lI ove that it fit in with your no spend challenge.

Tracy K-dollarsandsensedecor.com said...

Nice thinkin'! I would have never guessed you used foil. LOVE it!!!

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

This is incredible!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

WOW! I love that! I might just have to make one for myself. I too am a sucker for chevron and stripes!

domestiCate said...

I would have never thought to spray paint tinfoil! Genius!

Karla said...

The tray looks awesome! And I would have never guessed you used foil. Oh, and I absolutely I love the jacks on the tray...

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

That tray looks amazing!! GREAT JOB!

XO
Anna
http://www.anewfoundtreasure.com

Tamsyn said...

Oh wow, this looks amazing!! I have a couple of trays at home that I have been planning on making over. Now I know exactly what I'll do with one of them! Thanks for the inspiration :)

SHERRY HART said...

Uh....brilliant! I can not believe you did this with foil. Incredible.

Lisa Scibilia said...

Your tray looks fabulous!! What a clever idea!

Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life said...

Love this tray!! great tutorial!!

Shavonda @ AHomeFullOfColor said...

What a great idea!!! Love it!!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

I love a thrifty DIY that looks amazing! I'm featuring this at my party today.

Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life said...

I'm featuring this on the blog today!! Love your tray!!

modern jane said...

I just read the tutorial now... I thought you painted it. The foil is perfect! Love it!

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Wow this looks amazing! What a creative way to get the look you wanted. Nice job!