Collaged Mother’s Day Tray by Savannah Starr

Collaged Tray by Savannah Starr

Inspired by Pattie “Pattiewack” Wilkinson’s original technique of transforming a picture frame into a tray and her Grandma EcoHeidi’s rendition from Aleene’s Big Book of Crafts, Savannah Starr is creating a personalized collaged tray as a gift for her mom for Mother’s Day. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Savannah’s super cool Collaged Mother’s Day Tray YouTube video tutorial!


Aleene’s Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage
Picture frame with glass and sturdy back (be sure to select a sturdy frame)
Drawer handles (and screws)
Drill and drill bit
Collage papers (tissue paper, handmade paper, magazine clippings)
Photos (laser copies of original photos are the best to collage with)
Paint brush
Optional: glitter, ribbons and trims
Optional: white acrylic paint

 Collaged Mother's Day Tray by Savannah Starr 1 For my collage papers, I found some tissues and handmade papers in my mom’s favorite colors of oranges and yellows.
Collaged Mother's Day Tray by Savannah Starr 2 To prepare for your collage, tear your papers into strips and various sizes. I like to tear my pieces but if you prefer, you can also cut them. You will be gluing them onto the back piece of your frame. Some frames come with cardboard, matboard or with lightweight masonite. If you are using light colored papers, you might want to first paint the backing white so that the paper colors will remain bright when you collage them. Working small sections at a time, brush Aleene’s Collage Pauge onto the backing and lay the pieces into the glue. Brush another coat of Aleene’s Collage Pauge over the top of the papers. Continue until you have the entire surface covered with papers.
Collaged Mother's Day Tray by Savannah Starr 3 Next, tear or cut your photos to desired size.
Collaged Mother's Day Tray by Savannah Starr 4 Glue them over the papers along with magazine clipping words.
Collaged Mother's Day Tray by Savannah Starr 5 I covered my entire surface with a collection of pictures, words, ribbons, glitter and trims. Let dry completely before re-assembling frame.
Collaged Mother's Day Tray by Savannah Starr 6 While you are waiting for your collage to dry, you can add the drawer handles to the frame by simply attaching directly to the frame with screws.Reassemble your frame to use as a tray. Depending on the sturdiness of your frame and glass, keep in mind that you do not want to carry heavy items on this frame tray.


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