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Thanksgiving Party Tray with a Calico Paper Quilt

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Add a paper quilt to the base of an old tray using paper scraps and Mod Podge.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


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  • Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set
  • Mod Podge ® Hard Coat, 8 oz.
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Other Supplies
Fall themed scrapbook papers
Foam paintbrush


1. Cut the scrapbook paper into squares.  You can cut them into random shapes and sizes or keep them the same.

2. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the base of the tray, Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the back of a paper square.  Position the square on the tray and roll over it with the brayer.
3. Continue with all the squares until the base of the tray is covered.  Use the flat squeegee to help when applying the papers to the corners.  You can overlap the papers or line them straight up.  Brayer over the entire design.  Allow to dry for 15 minutes and then top with 3 layers of Mod Podge with dry time in between.

PROJECT TIP: This same idea can be made with fabric scraps!

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