How to decorate a serving tray

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How to decorate a serving tray

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If breakfast in bed is a favourite in your house. Then you’ll want to try this project to make a decorative serving tray. Here’s how to do it.

Tools and materials:

Craft paint

Drop cloth

Paint Brush

Paint holder



Self-adhesive vinyl

Serving tray

serving tray

1. Paint the tray

First up, it’s time to paint the tray. We used a black craft colour, but you could choose whatever colour you fancy. Be sure to cover the tray entirely. Don’t forget the inner-sides and the outside. You might need to apply two coats. Leave the first coat to dry before applying the second. 

serving tray

2. Select your pattern

We used self-adhesive vinyl. We picked a spotted design, but you might prefer flowers, stripes or stars. Just use your imagination! There is a huge range of patterns available.

serving tray

3. Cut out the grid

The good news with self-adhesive vinyl is that it has an easy to follow grid pattern on the back. We cut out 3x3 squares for our pattern. Cut these out, following the lines. Be careful with the scissors.

serving tray

4. Create the pattern

serving tray

5. Peel and Stick

Once you’re happy with the pattern. Peel and stick.

serving tray

6. Breakfast is served

There you go!  Your very own decorative serving tray is ideal for breakfast in bed, high tea, or just to hold your bedroom trinkets. 


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