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Thanksgiving Party Tray with a Calico Paper Quilt

Add a paper quilt to the base of an old tray using paper scraps and Mod Podge.

At a Glance:

#4656 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set

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Mod Podge ® Hard Coat, 8 oz.

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Other Supplies

Fall themed scrapbook papers, scissors, Foam paintbrush


1. Cut the scrapbook paper into squares.  You can cut them into random shapes and sizes or keep them the same.

2. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the base of the tray, Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the back of a paper square.  Position the square on the tray and roll over it with the brayer.
3. Continue with all the squares until the base of the tray is covered.  Use the flat squeegee to help when applying the papers to the corners.  You can overlap the papers or line them straight up.  Brayer over the entire design.  Allow to dry for 15 minutes and then top with 3 layers of Mod Podge with dry time in between.

PROJECT TIP: This same idea can be made with fabric scraps!

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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