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 personalized gifts for girlfri     |      2020-01-17 22:59

I was recently reminded about my DIY Penny Tray I made a few years ago when my friend Rebecca was featured on?Bob Villa’;s “;Vote for your Favorite Penny Project“;.

I love penny projects?and figured I should share mine with you again! Especially since decorating with copper accents is so trendy right now. You may also like how I created an acrylic tray from an acrylic frame!

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I’;ve used my penny tray for many uses, but it’;s currently in my kitchen, where it holds our phonepersonalized gifts for girlfriend, pen cup and whatever else falls there. I made this when I was in my Enviro-Tex phase. That stuff is like magic. It makes any surface so durable! It reminds me of the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic?(another addictive craft supply) that I use for the Drink Charms?I made.

1. Paint your tray with your desired color of acrylic paint. Wash and pat dry all the pennies to rid them of dirt and dust. Once the tray is dry, arrange your dry pennies onto the bottom of your tray into your desired design.

2. Mix and prepare the Enviro-Tex as directed on the box.

3. Pour over your pennies and let it settle. If you see any bubbles, simply blow on them gently and they should pop. Here’;s the hard part…;…;…;just walk away and leave it to dry and cure for the next 48 hours. Check for any seeping shortly after pouring. You do NOT want this leaking onto your kitchen counters or any other surface. This is why I place plastic wrap (plastic garbage bags) or foil…;..because it will seep through newspaper.

As I mentioned above, I’;ve used this tray for many purposes. I could even use it on an easel if I wanted to use it as a piece of display art.

I love trays! They always add a little charm to any room, like my vintage map covered tray I also made a few years ago.

Vintage Map Decoupaged Tray

DIY Acrylic Tray

DIY Drink Charms

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