every now and then one of my DIY endeavours doesn't go to plan, this week's projects took waaay more time than I'd bargained for so they're not quite ready to share with you.

and so this marble tray is coming out from the archives today! it's a little makeover from the start of the year that I never got around to sharing. I wanted a little tray to use as a backdrop to style some of my belongings so I figured I'd make a simple version with contact paper. it's a perfect size for leaving on a coffee table or nightstand to display your candles and trinkets.

lovers of marble eat your heart out- this one is dedicated to you.





materials:

a square or rectangle of mdf or wood

roll out the contact paper and mark around your tray with a pencil on the back. add another 1.5" to this measurement and cut out with a craft knife or scissors.

peel off the backing and lay your tray directly onto the sticky side, turn over and push out any air bubbles. flip it back over and fold over the 1.5" excess (tucking the corners in tightly for nice sharp edges.)

all done! 




easy peasy right? you can do this on an even bigger scale covering entire coffee tables- ikea has some really affordable basic table tops that are perfect for this type of makeover.

back soon!

caroline x






19 comments

  1. This is amazing, what an excellent idea! I can't tell at all that you used contact paper in those pictures, you've done an amazing job!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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    1. it's such a neat product - thanks tessa :) xx

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    2. What an amazing idea! I will definitely be using this :)

      http://kymberley.info

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  2. This looks fantastic. I use something for my photographs actually x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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    1. us bloggers love a good marble backdrop ;) xx

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  3. Wow what a creative idea! Thanks for sharing

    Hannah | Oh January

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  4. Really love this idea, makes all accessories and anything on it look immediately better.

    Millie x
    queenmillie.blogspot.com

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    1. it's so cheap to make compared to real marble too :) xx

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  5. This is absolutely incredible! So easy and it looks so luxe!

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  6. Can always rely on you for some fantastic DIY bits!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

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  7. The perfect tray for bloggers everywhere! ;)

    Maria xxx

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    1. haha- hope you get on the bandwagon m ;) xx

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  8. Can't believe its so easy!!! I agree with Maria. Every blogger needs one of these! LOVE IT!

    Rachel x
    thehappybits.blogspot.com

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    1. haha thanks rachel- bloggers unite ;) xx

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  9. This is amazing!!!! I really need to find a self adhesive vinyl film like this!

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  10. this is genius! I love it! Love your succulents too :)

    Isabel
    Isabelliang.com

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