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Friday, October 3, 2014

"How to make a Ladies Tea/Sewing Tray."

Hello,

Want to make a ladies tray, they are so useful.
First you need some of Nana's doilies and lace.


 Everyone has a photo frame that holds a picture that you have tired of. Turn the print over to put the doilies and lace on. You could also use up an orphan patchwork block, cross stitch or stitchery. The op shops have heaps of photo frames for only a dollar or two if you haven't got any around the home.


 Purchase some kitchen drawer handles from a hardware store.Just make sure you can fit your fingers underneath the handles.


 While at the hardware store pick up a packet or two of small round wooden handles for the underside of the tray. These come with screws, discard the screws. You need to glue the handles on, we used Tarzan's Grip.


A quick easy project and perfect for a tray for your morning tea or to rest your scissors and threads on whilst stitching. Please let me know if you make one.

Happy days.
Bev C

23 comments:

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
You have done a project that I have wanted to do for years now. I first saw one done my Martha Stewart many years ago and have the clipping from her magazine in a file marked "project to do". I love how your turned out. They would make wonderful gifts too. Now that I have seen yours I want to make one soon. A wonderful way to show off some antique laces or just about anything. I have to move this tray to the top of my list.
Have a wonderful day and the weekend is around the corner too. Yah!
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a great idea Bev...yours looks fantastic!

Julie said...

Just simply perfect Bev ... & so easy to do. I was at the Op Shop the other day looking at all the hundreds of photo frames they had stacked up there. Shall definately make one of these for my Mum :-) thanks for sharing.

Jeanette said...

Great idea Bev. I'll be keeping that in mind. Hugs,xx

Christine M said...

Your tray is lovely, Bev. I just love it. How clever of you.

Michelle Ridgway said...

That is fantastic Bev! Love it!

marina said...

what a nifty idea!
will keep that one in the mental files...

Tarnyia said...

What a wonderful idea and a great presse also... thank you xxx

Dolores said...

What a lovely idea. Thank you. I do like your cup and saucer - very pretty.

Lin said...

Bev, that is brilliant, what a lovely idea. I shall be looking out for a suitable frame now. I could see one with a bag of polystyrene balls attached to the back to make a lap tray too. Thank you. xx

Kate said...

Such a lovely idea!

Anthea said...

Very clever Bev! I am fortunate enough to have some great trays already, but if I ever need to make one I know where to come for ideas!

Charlie and Wendy said...

What a clever idea and such a gorgeous tray! I must try this at some stage.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Bev,

The tray is such a wonderful idea and many thanks for sharing this.
Happy weekend
Carolyn

Fiona said...

that's so clever.. and so pretty... I lovely way to show off some pretty laces...
Hugz

Karen said...

Great idea.

KimM said...

What a creative idea!! Off to the hardware store!
xxx

Julia said...

What a great idea Bev....Ok now to find me an old frame.
I have a couple of Maltese lace doilies....perfect way to show them off.
Julia

Astrid said...

What a clever idea! Great use of an old frame, lace and doily. Beautiful it is.

Show and Tell said...

Gorgeous Bev....what a great idea!

Christine said...

What a lovely lovely project! And timely for Christmas gifts...

Narelle said...

Such a clever idea and would make a lovely gift :)

Kim said...

My heart is all pitter patter at this lovely post. Love, love, love your pretty tray AND the glorious teacup and saucer.