Make your own DIY Vintage Map Tray is a paid collaborative post with Bostik. Turn a charity shop tray and a vintage map or print into a fabulous personalised Vintage Map tray perfect for any travel fan. I made this as a trinket tray for Mini’s travel themed bedroom.
I made Mini’s DIY Map Tray using decoupage and I wanted to share that you can do this with standard PVA and do not need to purchase any expensive supplies unless you are planning on heavy use and needing to put the tray in the dishwasher.
DIY Vintage Map Tray
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- Wooden Tray (UK Link/US Link)
- Bostik PVA Glue (UK Link/US Link)
- Vintage Map, free print or even scrapbook paper map
- Foam brush (UK Link/US Link)
How to make a Decoupage Vintage Map Tray
First off you might want to paint your tray to your desired colour an acrylic paint would be great for this. Mine was already white. Then measure the base of your tray and draw it out on the map.
You can find free printable vintage maps online or you could use a real vintage map. I printed off a number and let mini make his choice on maps.
Cut out your map and check it fits on the base of the tray.
Then pour some glue onto a plate and coat the back of the map and place on to the tray.
Then coat the top of the map with PVA. Don’t worry that the glue appears white, it dries clear. Allow a couple of hours to dry before adding another coat. I added 3 coats in total.
Tip: If you get bubbles in the surface then allow the glue to dry and take a sharp craft knife and make a cut where the air bubble is.