Here at Thread & Loop curtain fabric online, we believe up cycling is an easy and creative way to fill your home with beautiful things. If a baking tin or tray becomes too old to use (or you’ve indulged in new kitchen ware!) you may be tempted to throw it away. However, if you have a little time it’s easy to turn it into a gorgeous decorative tray for your home…
You will need: an old baking tray, your favourite fabric (preferably cotton, or curtain fabric online), spray adhesive, PVA glue, an old paintbrush and a pair of scissors.
The first thing you need to do is cut your fabric for the top half of the tin (the visible part). Use the tin as an outline, and cut enough fabric to cover the inside as well as the sides, leaving a few inches to tuck under the bottom. Next, cut the fabric for the bottom half of the tin and put it to one side.
Spray adhesive on the inside of the tray, then (carefully!) lay down the fabric. Try not to cause wrinkles, though if you do it will only add character. Next, spray adhesive on the top edges and sides of the tin. Flatten down the fabric on all sides and don’t cut off any excess fabric. Smooth down all of the fabric on the tin.
Next, use the old brush to apply PVA glue to every inch of the fabric. The spray on adhesive was only keeping the fabric in place, the PVA is what will secure it onto the tin.
Once the glue is completely dry, turn the tin upside down. Spray the bottom of the tin with the adhesive, and press the excess fabric down onto the bottom of the tin. Spray the adhesive again and apply the last piece of fabric. Brush on the PVA glue and wait for it to dry.
You will now have a lovely, homely tray. You could use it to hold candles, letters or even keys!