As promised when I shared my Blue and White Tablescape, here is a quick how-to for making the grain sack tray I used in the centerpiece. Every once in a while, my daughter will suggest something I should “put on the blog.” This was actually her idea and it turned out significantly better than I thought it would! DIY crafts are fun but I still struggle with coming up with an original idea. Although a picture frame tray has been done before, I put my own spin on it by using a piece of vintage grain sack.
Here’s what you need to get started:
Take the frame completely apart and set the glass aside. Place the back of the frame on your fabric. I positioned mine so the line of the grain sack was centered. Trace around the frame back and cut out.
At this point I painted my frame with a sponge brush and craft paint. If you like whatever frame you picked out, please feel free to completely skip this step! I couldn’t find a frame that was both the size and color I had in mind. After the paint dries, install your knobs. Cover the screws on the bottom with the felt pads. Re-assemble the frame using the piece of fabric for your “picture.”
I attempted to give this tray a vintage, time-worn feel. The paint isn’t perfect, the grain sack is old and the porcelain knobs are typical of what was used a hundred years ago. It can move from one season to the next by simply changing the fabric.
I want to thank you all for your patience while I sorted out my computer problems. Blogging definitely has incredible highs but it’s also tempered with frustrating lows. One good thing did come out of this past week. I realized that life goes on if I don’t publish a blog post. That reminder helped me keep things in perspective when I wanted to tear out my hair!
Wishing everyone a happy Monday and a lovely week!