Monday, July 15, 2013

DIY Python Tray

Hello lovely readers!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  All of our technical problems are cleared up so I'm back with that DIY project I promised!  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you've already got a sneak preview of the project. 
Today I would like to share my quick and easy DIY python tray and share the details so you can make your own!

It will be the easiest project you ever do!  Less than 20 minutes and done!

I think I've mentioned this before, but I love trays.  They're both functional and stylish as well as a beautiful way of styling things.  I have had my eye on python trays for a while.
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I love this one!  It's from Furbish Studio which has the most amazing things for your home!  You should check it out when you can. 
Here's how my little tray came to be.  I  was walking around Target, when I noticed this:
Now, please don't be shocked by this, but I'm very late to the crafting with tape party.  I've never done anything with duct tape or washi tape.  When I spotted this though, I couldn't leave it there.  It had such a great, rich finish and was only $3.99!!  As soon as I saw it, I knew what I was going to try!!!
I had a little tray lying around the house already.  If you don't have one, the Dollar Tree has an assortment of plastic trays which would be perfect for this project.
Nothing spectacular....
I didn't have an exacto knife, which would have probably been perfect for this project, so I just used scissors. I began by using one strip to "measure" how long the rest of them would need to be.  Not an exact science, but it worked!  The trickiest part was the corners.  The nice thing about this was that the tape was so easy to use.  At one point I didn't like the way it was laying so I took the piece off and was able to reposition it.  Easy peasy.
I love the way it turned out!
I hope this made your Monday a little prettier and inspired you to try to make something you've had your eye on!
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  1. You are just WAY too creative! Did you have to match up the edges at all, or did it just come out nicely on it's own?

  2. Hey Jo-Ann! Thanks for stopping by. I matched up the edges on the underside because I'm crazy, but you wouldn't see it anyway, so it's really not necessary. :)


  3. Did you make the Deer Head as well?

    1. The little white figure is Nate Berkus for Target :) Got it on clearance for $5!

  4. I love the duct tape. I covered my girls lightswitch plates & outlets with the zebra tape!

    1. How fun! I would love to see that! Do you have pictures?

  5. That turned out awesome! I haven't seen the python tape you'll have me looking!
    Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday!

    1. Hi Katie! Thank you so much for stopping by and for hosting that awesome link party! Loved it!

  6. Love this!! I knew duck tape was out in new colors and patterns, but I haven't seen the snake one! Love it! Pinning! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

    1. Hi Jenna! Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad you liked it!

  7. I love this! I haven't been able to find the snake-print tape, though. Your project turned out great~

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