I had so much fun completing this project. I’d been thinking for a while about different crafts I could do with road maps. I finally decided to mod podge the map on a TV tray I owned for a few years.
I started off by cleaning the dust and dirt from the tray. Then I spray painted the tray with Krylon Paint + Primer (gloss, white).
I had some errands to complete, so I let the tray dry for rest of the night. Then on the next day, I cut out the map to fit on top of the tray.
Next, I glued the map to the tray with Mod Podge (gloss). I spread the Mod Podge on top of the tray and on the back of the map. Then I pressed them firmly together, making sure I removed any lumps or bubbles.
Finally, I let the tray dry for a couple of hours, then I gave it one last coat of Mod Podge to seal the map and paint.
I’m so happy with how this project came together. I think the map matches well with the white paint.
15 thoughts on “DIY Map TV Tray”
What a great idea! I’m a complete succor for anything maps.
I LOVE this craft idea! I keep wanting to have an TV table in the living room to use as a laptop table but I always think of them as so boring. I didn’t even consider sprucing it up myself. Great idea, thanks!
This is cute. Fantastic idea for learning geography!
I love maps and I think this is a fabulous idea.
This is a very creative and cool idea!
This is a great idea. Not familiar with the spray you used, but if I didn’t use it would the map still stick with the mod podge?
Hello, I love this! I actually own those kind of blah TV trays. I have collected maps for years and have a whole box full of National Geographic ones. This would be a great use for them!
Love this idea! I think my kids will love it.
This is great and very creative. I might do something like this for the kids to help them learn how to read a map. Pinning 🙂
I love this idea! I really like that you can pretty much put any design on the trays to make it your own. We’ve been looking to get TV trays anyway, so I might do this to spruce them up
Thanks! I’m happy you liked the tray.