Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Easy DIY 4th of July Tray with Craft Attitude!

I'm so excited to be a part of the Craft Attitude 4th of July blog hop! For any of my readers who aren't familiar with this product, it's a transparent printable film that can be applied to just about anything. All you need is an inkjet printer and a surface!

I had a few ideas for projects, but when I came across this clear plastic tray at the Dollar Tree, I thought it would be perfect to customize for a fun 4th of July party piece. Read on to see how to create one yourself.

Supplies: Craft Attitude Adhesive Sheets, 8-Sheet, 8.5 by 11-Inch (even though it says Wood Attitude, it can be used on any surface); Dollar Tree Clear Plastic Tray; Vintage Postcard Clipart - free from Vintage Holiday Crafts; Spray Adhesive; Scissors

Begin by printing the postcard image onto Craft Attitude film. Allow it to dry completely then trim closely and apply spray adhesive to the printed side of the film. Note: since we'll be applying the film to the back of a clear surface, the images do not have to be reversed.

Starting with the center section, adhere one edge of the film to the tray. Carefully peel off the backing and smooth the rest of the printed film into place. Repeat for the other two compartments.

To finish the corners, pinch the excess film at the corners and trim with sharp scissors. Smooth any wrinkles and your project is complete! Since it isn't completely water-safe, I would probably only use this for drier foods like chips and crackers. But it does easily wipe clean and can be reused. So fun!

I was at Michaels picking up a can of spray adhesive for my tray project when I spotted this milk can. Even though I hadn't planned to do another project, I couldn't resist!

This project went together very quickly. I printed out several more vintage postcards, making sure to size them accordingly. Since these would be applied with the printed side to the can, the images needed to be reversed. After letting them dry, I trimmed them, misted with spray adhesive, and applied them to the can. It's hard to see in the photo, but the metallic sheen comes through the image, making it almost look like it's painted onto the can. Very cool!

Make sure you check out all the other fantastic projects from my fellow designers. I know you'll come away full of ideas for using this wonderful product!

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Disclosure: Craft Attitude provided the film I used for my projects and this post contains affiliate links.


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