Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A DIY for a Rainy Day

This past week I found the cutest umbrella paper at Meadow Boutique! I can't pass up a darling printed craft paper, so of course it came home with me. I knew I could put it to good use on a rainy day...what with the umbrellas and all :) Lately I have been dreaming of a small tray to place on my dresser. I just love the way a tray can make a couple of things on a dresser turn into the perfect vignette.  I knew this umbrella paper would be the icing on the cake to the new small white tray I picked up at West Elm. Just the right amount of color and pattern!
Here's how I did it...


SUPPLIES:
Tray, paper, scissors, tape, tape measure.



Step 1: Measure the tray, then measure the paper out.



Step 2: Cut out the paper!

 

Step 3: I used rolled pieces of tape to adhere the paper to the tray.  Just in case I want to change the paper out at a later date {you know, when I don't live in the city where it rains 9 months out of the year!}, this was a good and very easy way to preserve the tray.


Final Product:


I also framed a piece of the paper and used a white board marker to write some of my favorite lyrics! On the tray is a Anthropologie bowl, frame and ice cream sundae cup adorned with some jewelry.


This was such a simple and quick little DIY!
  Have you done any DIY projects lately? Do share in the comments!


**My amazing photographer friend Tori of Victoria Carlson Photography took all these beautiful photos for me...aren't they lovely?! Tori and I will be teaming up to bring you lots more loveliness. Be sure to check out her awesome photo blog. If you're looking for a photographer in the Seattle area...she's your girl**


I'm sharing this post with Amanda from Serenity Now and Jen from Tatertots & Jello.
Happy Tuesday :)
Love,
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27 comments:

  1. that is so cute and happy! i love the paper!

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  2. i love the paper and that tray! i wonder if they have it online, it's simple the perfect size and been looking for something like that forever!

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  3. I love the paper so much, it's so beautiful! I love how it's just taped in as well so you can change it out as time goes on!

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  4. Cute little project! Love that paper, great find!
    Whitney

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  5. I love this idea! And that umbrella paper is the cutest!

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  6. This is so adorable, I love it! Also seriously loving the layout of this post with the umbrella paper numbers...you are just fabulous :) Have a great day! xoxox

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  7. That's super adorable. I love the paper. I've been talking about getting/making a tray for years... something just to have around for whatever I needed it for, but I haven't gotten to it yet! haha! Have a good Tuesday girl!

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  8. Love this project! I could actually do this one and I may just have to :)

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  9. I love the cute umbrella paper!! And it looks great on the tray! :)

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  10. SO pretty! Great job. I love that paper you chose.

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  11. love the way you spiced up the west elm tray! I should take notes for my big one that currently resides on the ottoman ;) Happy tuesday XXO

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  12. love the way you spiced up the west elm tray! I should take notes for my big one that currently resides on the ottoman ;) Happy tuesday XXO

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  13. This is adorable Michaela! I love that you can swap it out for different papers or designs. The umbrellas are perfect for rainy Seattle! Xo, Katie

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  14. What a great project! I love trays! Thanks for sharing this !

    Xo,

    Sam
    Www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  15. That paper is SO cute! Plus I love yellow and gray together!

    You always have the best DIYs! :)

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  16. M, you're the cutest. But you make me want to go out and buy everything and make things. Love your DIYs.
    Keep it up love,
    Lyss

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  17. Super cute! Love the umbrella paper!

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  18. i am still so obsessed with this!!

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  19. I just love the umbrella paper.

    Designs by Belinda

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  20. Such a cute (and easy) DIY that has so much impact! LOVE it girl!

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  21. So cute and easy to do. I love the unbrealla paper. Hopefully Seattle get a better weather soon!

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  22. This is like the cutest thing ever! I can't wait to do this one day!

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  23. That's so cute! I love that the paper has little umbrellas in it - perfect for Seattle!

    xoxo

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  24. What a clever idea!! Love the print you chose!

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  25. finally got the chance to work on this diy! yay!

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