{DIY} Chevron Patterned Party Tray

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We are loving the fresh + fun chevron print lately, so when our eye caught this chevron party tray, we were smitten! Easy to make, the ever fabulous Martha Stewart has all the how-to details! Best part of this easy HOW-TO?! It’s made with a BAKING SHEET!

Not only are these perfect for holding cocktails, cupcakes, and other party goodies but also make a darling HOSTESS GIFT! Add a monogrammed vinyl sticker or paint on a monogram for a personal touch!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 yard decorative fabric
  • Aluminum rimmed baking sheet
  • Spray adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Synthetic felt
  • 1/4-inch-thick acrylic sheet cut to fit inside of tray, with corners

HOW TO MAKE IT

1. Cut fabric large enough to cover the front and wrap around the back of the baking tray. Cover the front of the tray with spray adhesive.
2. Place fabric on tray so pattern is aligned, leaving enough room to wrap fabric around all sides to the back. Smooth fabric onto tray, pressing out any bubbles.
3. Pull any extra material into corner and push around the edge. Turn tray over. Cover the back of the tray with spray adhesive.
4. Press the fabric over two edges of the tray first, then fold in on each remaining side, as if wrapping a gift. Trim any excess fabric with scissors. Use fabric glue to secure, if needed.
5. Cut a piece of felt to fit the back of the tray and conceal fabric edges. Smooth felt on the back the tray.
6. Place acrylic sheet in center of tray.
image + diy via martha stewart

{DIY Video} Entertaining Derby Style

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We are gearing up for horse-racing season - one filled with big hats, sun dresses, mint juleps, and of course - lots of entertaining! Ashley Brook Designs has created an exclusive DIY video for all of our readers just for the Derby occasion! I have been so excited about this since she shared her idea with me. Using just a few items, you can create a fabulous striped serving tray for your Derby … { Continue Reading }