DIY Oilcloth Covered Tray

In search of a refreshing summer time residence DIY challenge? This multipurpose tray will add a pop to your property decor or subsequent outside get together! Not solely will this piece stand as much as these water rings from a refreshing drink however it may be simply cleaned and reused elsewhere in your home as soon as summer time involves an finish!


  • unfinished picket tray
  • spray paint
  • spray end
  • half yard of oilcloth (or much less relying in your tray measurement)
  • rotary cutter
  • straight edge with measure
  • chopping mat
  • tremendous glue


1. Begin by spray portray your unfinished wooden tray. Decide a sprig paint shade that accents your oilcloth sample. Apply a couple of coats of spray paint to the tray, focusing totally on the sides as the within backside of the tray shall be coated with oilcloth. Apply as many layers of spray paint as wanted, permitting ample drying time in between every coat (seek advice from drying time directions on the again of your paint can!).

2. Spray end over your spray paint. We used a shiny lacquer which can assist shield the tray towards water injury when in use. Spray a good coat of lacquer specializing in the edges of the tray (once more, the oilcloth will cowl the within backside of the tray). Permit drying time as indicated on the again of the bottle.

three. Measure and minimize a bit of oilcloth to suit the within of your tray. Measure the inside backside for dimensions. Use your straight edge, chopping mat, and rotary cutter to make good even cuts right down to the right rectangle that may match properly contained in the tray. Reduce your piece barely bigger than the size first and make trims as wanted. You need the piece to put good and flat inside with out wrinkles.

four. To stick the oilcloth to the tray, apply tremendous glue to each the underside of the oilcloth and the tray and use your fingers to clean out the oilcloth. Permit drying time as indicated on the again of the bottle of tremendous glue.

As soon as the tremendous glue is dry, your tray is full! Use your completed tray for serving drinks (the oilcloth will certainly maintain up towards these water rings left beneath ice chilly drinks on a scorching day!), to anchor a couple of gadgets on a shelf, or as a desk centerpiece holding flowers, salt and pepper shakers, and so forth. So many choices for this versatile residence challenge!

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