Decoupage cardboard tray
This is a simple project to turn one of those cardboard trays often used by supermarkets to place vegetables in. This particular one is a tomato tray. The shape remains the same, but I toughened it with the use of newspaper and lot of glue. Then I decorated with some flowers cutouts and decoupage glue.
Material: a cardboard tray, glue, newspaper, 2 brushes, wrapping paper or paper napkins with nice flowers, decoupage glue (better is waterproof), paint.
1. Cut the newspaper in many irregular pieces, apply layers of newspaper on the cardboard tray. Leave until completely dry. You will know when it is ready for the next step because the tray will be very hard and tough.
2. Paint the tray with a base colour. I used thick white paint. Leave to dry.
3. Cut the flowers or shapes you wish to use to decorate.
4. Attach the shapes with decoupage glue. Apply a coat of glue to the whole tray. Leave it to dry.