I actually bought my cookie sheets from the dollar tree (the mini 13 x 9 ones).
I was not sure what fabric I was going to use but I went with the green.
I laid out a rough amount of fabric that I knew could cover around the front, edges, nooks and crannies (that nearly drove me loony), and the back. After doing it, I realized I should have been more precise with my cutting to make it look neater on the bottom of the cookie sheet.
To adhere the fabric, I used spray adhesive.
My word, this sticky stuff is really hard for me to work with.
But it's very forgiving on fabric so you can pull it up if it starts to bunch.
I just sprayed the middle and up the edges first...
...and laid my fabric and started working it into the corners.
Warning: This is not as easy as it seems.
See the bunching here in the corner? This happens a lot and I had to keep lifting it up and redoing it.
Once I was
totally exasperated happy with my corners, I flipped it over and began going over the edges starting with the longer sides first.
There are a lot of rolled edges so it was hard to tuck the fabric in there. I would use a sturdy, plastic knife to kind of tuck it in there. While you are at it, use a dough scraper or credit card to get out all the bubbles on the flat parts.
Now here is the part that made me almost not post this tray tute but I figured we all are not perfect, sometimes we need to hide our oopses and enjoy the process.
So I posted to tell you what NOT to do.
At my expense.
Your welcome. :)
You are supposed to fold the edges in like a present. As you can see at the top I did not do that. Not enough fabric. But on the other side, I had too much! Will I ever learn to take my time? Probably not.
Weellllllll...I folded it in too much so it got all crazy looking. My advice? I would actually try NOT to make such a severe fold, and factor this in when you initially cut the fabric. I wing it too much.
I did cut off the excess but ended up exposing some of the tray on the bottom which just plain irked me.
The last step is to adhere felt to the back to give it a nice clean finish. I used a 8 x 11 piece of craft felt and cut it to size...the wrong size. You like how I stretched it a bit on one corner?
Sheesh. Now I really am regretting this post even as I type. But I will probably still post it because hey...I am not perfect and hopefully you will still love me.
Even if my crafty endeavors sorta, kinda...don't work out like I hope.
Ahhh...yet when you flip it over...no one sees the crafty woopsie and it still serves it's adorable purpose.
I think it is really pretty and I want to make a ton of these!
I think they are great for a coffee table or a sturdy surface on my ottoman.
How about for a great Spring tablescape?
I love the idea (since they are small) to use them at each place setting for a dinner party.
What could you see them used for?
I would love to hear your ideas!
Hugs to all you super creative and lovely friends!