Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Little Red Shoebox Tray

Do you ever buy shoes? Well, then make a tray! :)
Mini tray made from a shoebox
I don't quite know where I got this idea, but I was feeling quite creative when I organized my new desk, so I'm attributing this random creative idea to that.
So, I was looking at this shoe box - and thought it was a pretty nice size for a tray. Now, I could use it the way it was...or I could fancy it up a bit. What do you think I did? Oh, yeah, you already saw the picture...well, in case you were wondering, here's how it went down.

I cut out some paper for the bottom and taped it on using my awesome tape-roler-thingy. And yes, that's exactly what it is called.
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I then painted the parts of the box that weren't covered by the scrapbook paper. I had to take the paper that I had just taped in out for this part...don't judge my not thinking it through skills :)

Apparently, this craft paint is transparent-like and doesn't cover very well.
So I added some paper to the ends as well to cover up the words. I love the look this added too. Thank you paint for not covering the shoebox cover like I had hoped! I used the bottom of the paint to trace a circle - and surprisingly, it was practically the perfect size!
Glue those papers on. I was going a little shutter-happy here. You probably didn't need to see a picture of the glue, but here you go.
And there we have it! A little tray for my desk.
This currently collects my random coupons on my desk until I have time to put them in my coupon wallet.
Little Red Shoebox Tray 
Can you think of any other ideas for a little cute shoebox tray like this one?

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  1. What a cool idea! I bet that modpodge would work well too. I love your tray - thanks for sharing!

  2. Newest follower here! I found you through the Monday link up! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!

  3. Cute idea! Perfect for holding all those random things on the desk!

  4. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. :) Thanks, Peggy.

  5. Hi lady! Found you from the GFC blog hop and I'm now following you- I hope you'll stop by and follow me too. Looking forward to checking our more of your blog :) Especially more posts like this- how easy and so cute!
    xo, Sarah


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