DIY Decoupaged Cardboard Trays – HGTV Handmade

DIY Decoupaged Cardboard Trays – HGTV Handmade



Everyone loves a good tray, and today Karen shows us how to recycle cardboard boxes to make hexagon trays! But that’s not it, we’re also going to decorate them by decoupaging with patterned napkins!

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40 thoughts on “DIY Decoupaged Cardboard Trays – HGTV Handmade

  1. hey love the videos very cute. I thought I could help with the white showing thru on your decoupage box. I don't think I saw you separate the layers of the napkins so quick tip those napkins looked like two layers which you can carefully separate and the white backing will come off the pattern then proceed as usual and I think that will solve your problem with the white showing thru. Have a blessed day

  2. I've been wondering what I could DIY with some of my cardboard thatI have laying around! 🙂 Thanks!

  3. Hey Karen, I've a question. Have you ever used Royal Coat decoupage glue? I was using Mod Podge until now but I realise that Royal Coat is so much cheaper and it doesn't dry tacky unlike Mod Podge, which I love 🙂

  4. Important step: you should always peel off any extra layers the napkin might have (they usually have the printed pattern in one and then two extra layers) that way you make sure it doesn't peel off later.

  5. I actually really like the hints of brown underneath the white! I think it makes it look high-end vintage

  6. Hey Karen! These are so cute! But I was wondering, how would you go about stacking this tray if you were to make multiples so that they fit perfect together?

  7. If you have a fold in your cardboard, you can turn it on its side and you have half of a hexagon already. Just need to cut it down to size, and you can use the excess to make the other half 🙂 .

  8. I like it! Could you maybe do some drawer divided just like that, to organized some jewelry or something else in your night table.

  9. Awesome!!! I have some spare cardboard  sitting in my room, I am so going to do this project tonight!!! Thanks for the idea

  10. I like how you mentioned all of the details, and your mistakes,,, to learn from it,,, not just to make perfect diy video that no one can do it for themselves… 💕💜 thank you 😀

  11. Typically I take all my cardboard to the recycling center (They pay about a penny for a pound of cardboard) but I've been feeling really crafty after watching all these videos so I might just do some hexagons.

  12. Thank you so much for watching, everyone! I love how this project came out, and I might so make 2 or 3 more!

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