Monday, May 10, 2021

DT Wire Tray Wall Decor

It’s time for our monthly blog hop challenge hosted by Beverly @Across the Blvd. This month’s theme is a Dollar Store Craft. The participants were challenged to create a project using mostly items from a dollar store.
Occasionally you can find some very chic and out of the ordinary looking items while shopping at the Dollar Tree!  How about a gold wire tray and basket? I had to do a double take when I saw them and actually looked around to see if anyone was watching me. Lol! 

And as the description for the wire basket stated, it gives off a vintage chic vibe that will compliment any home decor! Imagine that! So I grabbed one of each, but didn't have a clue as to what I would do with them. I know they make great storage pieces - perfect for keeping things like decorative cardstock in the tray or fruit in the basket. But wait a minute! For the wire basket, DT said it was perfect to store blankets and pillows or turn it upside down to make a table. What, for dolls? I think someone got the descriptions mixed-up on this one. The round basket is only 4.75 inches high. Oh well, it's still nice! But for the Dollar Store Challenge, I'd rather focus on the gold wire tray - using it as a decorative piece instead of a storage unit. 

Let's begin with gathering a few Dollar Tree supplies!
  • Gold Wire Tray
  • Paper Napkins
  • Gold Floral Wire
  • Mod Podge
Plus:  Glass bottle
         Paint brush/Scissors
         Plastic sandwich bag
         Wire cutter
         DIY Crepe paper flowers or faux flowers

First,  clean the bottle with soap and water and dry. Then wipe the glass using an alcohol dampen paper towel to remove any residual dirt and grime which might be left. Next, take a colorful paper napkin and decide how you want the design on the glass and cut it out.  

Separate the layers of the paper napkin - using only the printed top layer.
Again, measure the cut-out napkin by wrapping it around the bottle to see how much is needed. 

Then cut it out to fit the bottle. 

Next, brush a light layer of Mod Podge on the front of the bottle .  .  .
and lay the napkin (printed side up) on top of the decoupage glue. Insert your hand into plastic bag and begin smoothing out the napkin. Continue adding Mod Podge to the glass and smoothing the napkin out using the plastic bag - going around the bottle in sections until all of the bottle is covered with the napkin design.  Use the brush to apply a little extra decoupage glue along the seam and under curves along the edges. 

Once the napkin has dried, apply another coat of decoupage glue over the entire napkin area to seal and let dry.

Then use the gold floral wire to attach the bottle to the wire tray by wrapping the wire around the neck of the bottle and tray several times and twisting together in place, cutting off excess wire.

Now it's time to add the flowers!
Check out how to make these pretty crepe paper flowers here!

What a simple but beautiful way to add a decorative touch to your wall using a 
dollar store wire tray!

Please visit all the bloggers participating in this month’s challenge for lots of wonderful inspiration using dollar store items!

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  1. Very cute Gail~ I love the way you cut out the design, it makes it look like it was painted rather than decoupaged...also the plastic bag tip is fantastic, can't wait to try that!

  2. Those dollar tree product descriptions were too funny! I'm loving your crepe flowers and the whole project looks so unique with the bottle attached to the wire basket.

  3. That is so pretty! What a lovely way to use a wire tray.
    You made me laugh with the description for the round basket, not a lot of blankets fitting in there! Maybe you'll find plant that will fit that one nicely!

  4. That basket is a great find. The entire piece works. It a pretty floral for any room.

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