Do you find yourself wondering what to do with all of the super-cute-definitely-cannot-throw-away Artwork your kids bring home from school at the end of the year? Today, Ariean Krieger from OneKriegerChick is here to show you how you can embellish a decorative tray with your child’s artwork.
Kids Art: Embellished Decorative Tray
Hi Friends! My son brought home a folder of ALL the art projects he has completed during the school year. It’s all so cute…I just cannot throw it away. So, I’ve been coming up with ways to incorporate the kids Art and toys into our home decor.
One of the projects I put together is an embellished tray…
You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to put together too!
Gather up your favorite pieces of your child’s artwork and a tray with a flat surface. I spray painted an old tray with Rust-Oleum’s lemon grass in a satin finish-the perfect cheery yellow. Copy sections of the artwork onto white card stock. I used my home printer, but if you do not have a copier at home, you can copy fairly inexpensively at Office Max, Staples, or other copy store.
Cut pieces to fit the bottom of your tray. You may choose to keep it simple like I did, or make a cool patchwork of many pieces of Art. Or have your kiddos help create a mosaic.
Glue the pieces together. If you have access to a laminator, I would recommend laminating to protect it from the accidental spill.
How fun…right! My boys thought it was super-cool that Mom had decorated with their toys and books.
I mean…if your house if anything like ours, the kids stuff is everywhere. Why not embrace it and set it out on display…
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