Thursday, October 17, 2013

DIY Glamorous Pink Chevron Tray

This post brought to you by FrogTape brand painter’s tape. All opinions are 100% mine.

Recently I (Jessica) have been really working on organizing our bedroom. The one thing my husband complains about the most is random clutter (which I am so, so guilty of!) So of course I needed to find something to corral all my random bits and pieces of stuff on our dresser top. And of course, it needed to be pink and glamorous!

With a little bit of bright pink spray paint, and a really cool new product from FrogTape® called Shape Tape™ in a chevron shape I was able to make this super girly and glamorous pink chevron tray in only an hour! Now my stuff has a designated place where it may sit for weeks without bothering my husband (much). Success! And I'm going to share how you can make your own version as well!

I used these three things for this super cute project:

From left to right:
* A wooden tray (I actually painted the canvas too, but that's another post!)
* Bright pink spray paint! Always a must in any craft closet
* Shape Tape™ in the chevron cut. (this makes taping off chevron's SO much easier!)

Are you ready? Here we go!

1. Peel backing off the tape. I thought this would be harder given the shape, but it came right off.

2. Position your tape on the tray. Part of the reason I chose a circular tray was so that this part would be goof proof! Yay!

3. Lay down more tape, about the same distance apart as the width of the tape itself, until you've covered your tray.

4. Make sure the tape conforms to any curves on your tray, and press it down with a fingernail to seal it good!

5. Cover your tray with your chevron tape, keeping the chevrons about as far apart as the tape itself and evenly spaced.

6. Spray paint! Keep the paint about 6-8 inches away from the tray and slowly coat the whole thing with even strokes.

7. Let it dry.

8. This little bubble right here is why you want to make sure you really seal the tape down. Even though Shape Tape™ has PaintBlock® tech (which is supposed to make sure it adheres evenly, and despite what you see here it actually does a pretty decent job) it's still tape on an uneven surface! Make sure you aren't lazy like me and leave parts of it unsealed.

9. Next, take out your trusty Mod Podge! I love Mod Podge, and I rarely get a chance to use it so I was thrilled to pull it out for this project!

10. Paint the whole surface of your tray with the Mod Podge, making sure you coat it evenly and cover the whole surface. This tray was never intended to be used with food (or dishwasher safe) so this level of sealant is perfect for my tray.

11. Let your Mod Podge dry, it will be clear and not tacky when it's done drying. And then you'll have this:

Isn't she lovely? This was such a fun and easy project! And the best part is that I still have 2/3 of a roll of chevron Shape Tape™ left to use on other projects. I can spray paint chevrons on anything I want! Wheeee!

If you want to get more inspiration for fun Shape Tape™ projects you can also follow FrogTape® on Twitter as @FrogTape, or us as @blissSquared. And if you make a chevron tray of your own be sure to send us a picture!

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  1. easy and really cute! thank you for sharing!

  2. Oooh, I just love this idea!

  3. so very pretty love it
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  4. I really like the combination of the wood and pink! Lovely piece of work!

  5. I love the hot pink colour you've chosen so girly and fun, great job :)

  6. very cute and so much more exciting than than plain the pink!


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