I love finding unexpected ways to use objects, and wallpaper is one of my favourite mediums. There are so many possibilities! I thought it would be fun to dress up a breakfast tray with wallpaper–especially Laura Ashley wallpaper! This would be perfect for home decor or just to use. Think breakfast in bed, dinners in front of the TV, or entertaining. I tried it out in two different ways. First, as a lining on a tray and second, with cut out elements from the wallpaper. I’ll show you both!
Materials: Wallpaper, scissors, craft knife, healing mat, ruler, tray, pencil, adhesive spray or Mod Podge, paint brush, bone folder
For the liner:
- Place the tray on top of the wallpaper and trace around it.
- Cut the wallpaper with scissors or a craft knife.
- It’s very likely you’ll have to cut down the wallpaper depending on the width of your tray. Mine was about ¼” down from the traced line.
- Adjust your cuts as necessary.
- I used adhesive spray so that there would be no puckering in the paper. Position it in place.
For the cut out look:
- Cut out some elements from your wallpaper.
- Arrange them in your tray to figure out your desired design.
- I used adhesive spray for mine, which is good if you don’t intend to use it with food. Spray each element down and matt it flat with a bone folder.
- If you use Mod Podge, paint the back of the paper and position it in place.
- If you want to protect the paper from food, mod podge the top of the entire inside of the tray. Do a couple of coats.
There you have it! Two simple ways to transform your breakfast trays and give them a lovely, updated look.