I spend every weekend at garage sales and thrift stores..a post on that coming up. I love a bargain! I found this tray at Goodwill for $9.99. That’s a little more than what I usually spend, I’m used to paying .50 cents or 1.00 but I had been wanting one of these for awhile so I went ahead and splurged.
I turned the tray into a mini-ironing board for my craft room. It takes up less space than a regular ironing board and I can leave it sitting out without the hassle of getting it out and putting it away every time I just need to iron a small crease.
Wood nails or a staple gun
Hot glue gun
* Update: If you place a piece of heavy duty foil on the tray before adding the batting it will draw in the heat making it easier to iron out creases.
I cut 2 pieces of batting and one piece of fabric the size of the tray plus allowed extra about 1 1/2 inches on each side to allow enough extra fabric to fold over and under the bottom of the tray. If I did it over again I would have hemmed the edges first for a nice finished look.
I then used small wood nails and nailed the fabric and batting to the back of the tray. You can also use a staple gun. Then I hot glued the raw edges to the tray so they weren’t hanging down.
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