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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Scrapbook Paper Tray

I love pretty scrapbook paper.  My new favorite place to but scrapbook paper is Home Goods. 
 I bought this 90 page book of scrapbook paper for just $5.99.  
With new paper in hand, it was time to come up with a new project.  
I took two coordinating sheets and glued them together using a glue stick
 to make a single double-sided sheet.
Then on all four sides I folded the paper in (about the width of a ruler).  
I also used the ruler to score the paper to make a perfect edge.
Once all four sides were folded in, I took the corners and punched a hole.
Using pretty brads I had in the house, I attached the four corners.
You could just call it a day here, but of course, I can't leave well enough alone.
Instead, I punched holes all around the top spaced approximately one inch apart.
Then with yarn I had (that matched exactly), I crocheted an edge all around the tray.
Once I was done crocheting, I didn't love how the corners looked poking out.
So I just tucked each corner into one of the holes I had made for the crocheting.

You could use these pretty paper trays for anything.  I am using mine on my bedside table and filled it with all the essentials I use each evening before I go to sleep.

I can't wait to hear what you think of my pretty paper tray.

Don't forget to stop back tonight for my Swing into Spring party.


The party opens at 8pm EST.  Hope to see you then.

-Judy
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14 comments:

Gina said...

What a great job you did on this! That is such a cute tray!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

That's adorable! The crocheted edge really added a lot!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Very cute Judy!

Dee

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Judy! A great way to keep those bedside items organized.

Linda said...

Too cute Judy. Where do you girls come up with of these great ideas.

Shelia said...

This looks good and I'm sure it's useful too! Love the crochet too! You're just the most talented one.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sue said...

Such a clever and creative idea.

=)

At The Picket Fence said...

What a darling idea Judy! I was thinking how cute some tiny versions of these would be as party favors. You are so creative!
Vanessa

NanaDiana said...

What a clever idea. Now...if I only had some scrapbook paper and could crochet I would be all set! Love this idea- xo Diana

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Very pretty, and creative! Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

laxsupermom said...

Love this project! I keep telling myself that I need to learn how to crochet, and this pretty much seals the deal. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Wilkes said...

This is a great idea to reduce my paper stash using the odds and ends pieces. The big "but" is the beautiful crochet. I do not crochet - I cannot seem to be able. Beautiful desgign!

Distressed Donna Down Home

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a cute idea! Love the crochet detail and the sweet little corners!

Janie Burks said...

Do you think wallpaper would work as well?

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