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. 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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