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DIY Map TV Tray

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.

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I started off by cleaning the dust and dirt from the tray. Then I spray painted the tray with Krylon Paint + Primer (gloss, white).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

  1. 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!

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

  4. 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

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