Ok, so it all started when I went into the Dollar Tree (my favorite place if you haven't figured that one out yet), and was looking around for anything and everything, when I turned down the house item aisle and saw a pizza tray. Now, while some of you might see a pizza tray and think of it as simply a pizza tray, I looked at it and it screamed craft! Having spent many, many hours on Pinterest lately, I was inspired to turn this ordinary pizza tray into something useful! So, after a trip to Michael's for spray paint, I got to work on making myself a new memo board!
Here is what you will need:
- 1 pizza tray (Check your local dollar store for the best bargain!)
- Painters Tape
- Scotch-Brite pad
- Spray Paint (2 colors, I used Krylon semi-gloss enamel spray paint)
- Elmer's Super Glue ($3 at Wal-Mart)
- Ribbon (Don't overpay for ribbon! Look at Wal-Mart for a great deal!)
- Small Magnets
First things first, I used a Scotch-Brite pad (can be purchased at Home Depot) to rough the surface of the pizza tray and help the spray paint stick. Simply rub the pad all over the pizza tray and then wipe clean after.
You are now ready to spray paint. I purchased Krylon brand semi-gloss enamel spray paint in white and black from Michael's. It can also be found at Wal-Mart and actually for a bit cheaper too (I found that out after the fact :-( ) I spray painted the pizza tray in coats so that the paint didn't bubble or take long to dry. Lightly spray a thin first coat that just tints the silver tray to white. After 10 minutes you can spray again. Continue this process until your tray has completely turned to white! Just like this...
After letting the pizza tray dry overnight you can begin the taping! Depending on the pattern you want to do, this part can be easy or a bit more tricky. I decided to do my fav pattern, chevron! This wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I simply used a pencil to organize my tape lines and VIOLA chevron pattern!
Before starting the spray painting of the black paint, be sure that your painters tape is pressed firmly down! Spray paint the black the same way you did the white paint. Coat it until it is completely black! After about 45 minutes you can start peeling back the tape. Peel slowly!!!
Here comes the fun part! You now get to assemble your memo board! Take your ribbon spool and cut a piece your desired length (I cut mine about 2 feet long). Flip your pizza tray over and apply two large spots of Elmer's super glue to the back of the tray. Place the ribbon over the spots and press flat. Let the ribbon dry to the glue for a couple hours to be sure it is dry. Once dry, grab yourself some small magnets and start hanging your notes and photos!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions! Now go ahead and start creating your memo board! ;-)