Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

bright striped wood tray

Add some color to make a fun tray for your treats.
Step 1
Total Project Time: 2 hours 15 minutes (includes dry time)
 
Sand your wood tray using fine grit sandpaper. 
 
 
Step 2
Apply the first coat of paint to the entire surface of the tray white. 
 
Note: It is not necessary to paint the underside of the tray unless desired. You will want to use assorted sizes of paintbrushes to accommodate hard-to-reach areas. Allow the paint 15 minutes to dry between coats.  
Step 3
Apply the second coat of paint to the tray. Set aside to dry.
 
Apply a third coat of paint, if necessary.   
 
Cut strips of decorative paper in varying widths that are 9½" long. You will use Mod Podge® to attach these to the inside of the tray. 
Step 4
Arrange your paper strips in a desired pattern off to the side of the tray. When a design is decided, apply a generous amount of Mod Podge® to the inside bottom of the tray. Do not cover too large of an area as the Mod Podge® dries quickly. For best results, work in small sections at a time.   
 
Using a spray bottle with water, spritz the back of the paper strips and lay them down onto the Mod Podge®. The water will help the paper to relax and have fewer wrinkles and air bubbles. 
Step 5
Continue adding Mod Podge® and paper strips to the wood tray until the entire bottom is covered. Allow Mod Podge® to fully dry, which could take up to 20 minutes.
 
Once dry, apply another layer of Mod Podge® on top of the paper to seal the surface. Set tray aside to dry another 20 minutes.   
Step 6
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  • Plastic Paint Palette or Paper Plate
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