Fabric Bar Tray

I decided to update my living room over the past few weeks with some new pillows but decided it need a few other decor items as well. I thought a bar tray would be nice to organize all the utensils and bottles. I started with a plain old cookie tray.
Then I selected a nice geometric pattern that actually matched one of my new pillows and some Mod Podge for fabric.
Before I cut the fabric, I made sure that it covered the sides and part of the back. Next I centered the fabric and painted on the Mod Podge and adhered it to the top of the tray.
I let it dry for 2 hours and then worked on the sides. This was slightly difficult since there were a few folds on the corners.
I used close pins on all sides of the tray so that the fabric would stick,especially on the corners.
I let it dry over a week to make sure it was completely cured and then started on the back. 
I chose not to cover the back with fabric since I wanted to use a scrap piece of leather. I had a piece that was just the correct size and color and would help the tray from slipping was it was complete.

Then it was done and ready to use as a bar tray.

I love the look of it so much that I thought it would be a great for other uses as well.
A place for mail,phone and change when you come in the door. I just love how it turned out that I want to make another one! Enjoy!


  1. Great idea, I like the leather on the back too!

  2. Definitely a very creative and unique idea. I love the end result. Well done, Janet!

  3. WOW! I love this idea! I am definately going to attempt it soon! I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my Wine/Bar linky party this week!

  4. This looks awesome! I never would have thought to use a cookie tray. Such a good idea! :)

  5. Oh! I like it. Great pattern on the fabric.

  6. Am so annoyed now, recently thrw out a cookie sheet I could have sone this with!!!!I should have held onto it!!

  7. Absolutely lovely! I just threw out an old cookie tray and now I wish I hadn't!

  8. Genius! Thanks for such a great idea!


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