Tea Time

I’ve been feeling the urge to play with things that aren’t fabric lately. Sometimes, a little creative break is a good thing. It lets me explore something different and/or new, recharging my vision along the way.

This little tea tray started out as an unfinished piece of wood from the craft store. I don’t think it cost more than $5 (probably less). I did a basic whitewash with some acrylic paint, covering the inside and outside. Then I added a bright pink to the top edge. When it was dry, I trace off the bottom and sides on the back of a piece of wrapping paper (I picked up this particular gem at Target, on clearance).

I used Mod Podge to adhere the papers to the tray, then topped off everything with a bit of Mod Podge Sparkle. Yes, decoupage medium with glitter in it. What can I say? I like a bit of sparkle.

The tray has been the centerpiece of today’s tea-time play, which makes it a success in my book. I’m working on another piece right now, this one a mixed media collage-y kind of work, and may be sharing it in a day or two (lots of drying time with this one).

9 Replies to “Tea Time”

  1. I love it! I love Mod Podge as well…and how did I not know that they made Sparkle? This is very exciting news on the decoupage front isn’t it?

  2. That’s darling! How’d you keep the modge podge from being sticky? I can’t sit anything in mine without it making a sucking noise as I pull it off lol

  3. That is very cute! I tried making a tray for my daughter with a liquid plastic over the top. It didn’t turn out as I imagined. I have used Mod podge before and sometimes it turns out a little sticky. Just wondering…did your tray turn out a little sticky when you put the little tea toys on it? If you didn’t have any problems, then I would love to make a new one with Mod podge this time.

  4. Cute tray! What little girl wouldn’t want one? I want one! I love reading your blog. I must tell you that it is one of my favorite places to go for inspiration. I purchased the Britches n’ Bloomers pattern after reading your review on Sew Mama Sew! and I can hardly wait to give it a try. Thanks for all the good ideas!

  5. Love the tea tray! How’s everything in Atlanta? Hope we connect next time I’m out there.
    Just added you to my friend list:)


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