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Decoupaged Floral Trays

For these trays, we cut out some of our favorite images of flowers from the pages of Martha Stewart Living. Find our picks, or use photographs from your own archive.

Photography: Aaron Dyer

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2015

Introduction

Sources

Lacquered tray, in White, $11, containerstore.com
Small Rectangle lacquered tray, in White, $39, westelm.com
Découpage Durable gloss finish, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $10 for 8 oz., michaels.com

materials

  • Lacquered tray

  • Flower images

  • Découpage finish and paintbrush

steps

  1. Wipe tray clean with a damp cloth. Let dry.

  2. Collect photos of flowers from magazines, or print out our clip art. Cut out flowers, trimming away any background imagery (for intricate blooms, use a pair of detail scissors). Arrange placement on tray.

  3. Paint découpage finish onto back of a printout. Paste onto tray. Repeat for each cutout. Let dry, 1 to 2 hours.

  4. Paint entire tray with découpage finish. Let dry, 1 to 2 hours. Then add a topcoat for extra durability.

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