Monday, May 27, 2013

Pizza Tray Gone Memo Board!!!

         
          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. 1 pizza tray (Check your local dollar store for the best bargain!)
  2. Painters Tape
  3. Scotch-Brite pad
  4. Spray Paint (2 colors, I used Krylon semi-gloss enamel spray paint)
  5. Elmer's Super Glue ($3 at Wal-Mart)
  6. Ribbon (Don't overpay for ribbon! Look at Wal-Mart for a great deal!)
  7. 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! ;-)

 

15 comments:

  1. I love it! I will have to add this to my list of things to make and do this summer! Thanks for sharing!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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    1. Thanks! Mine is already hanging and being used! I love how it came out! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Sara!!! I had fun making it! ;-)

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  3. So cute! I think I'm going to do a couple this coming year for my student work!

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    1. Thank you! Yes! I already have mine up and it is very useful!!!

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  4. That is so stinkin' cute!! I LOVE it.
    So glad to have found your blog & be your newest follower :)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I am already ready to start another one haha!!! I will be sure to swing by your blog too! Thanks for stopping by!! ;-)

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  5. *to be your newest follower, that is...

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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  6. I LOVE this idea! I had to Pin it so I would not forget to make it this summer. It will go perfectly with my new classroom theme! I am excited!!
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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    1. Jaime, thanks so much! Glad you like it! I am working on another one now! ;-)

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  7. Hi Kayla! I know we have been seeing each other on Instagram! So happy to be your newest follower. You are a crafty gal after my own heart!!. I showed this post to my daughters. They want to make some this summer- yes, I said "some!" lol One of them wants to create a row of them for her room! Wish me luck!!! Great post- thank you so much!
    Tracey
    The Teacher’s Chair

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    1. Hi Tracey! Yes, I love your Instagram! I also saw you were the featured teacher on TN. I meant to tell you congrats! (My mind runs a mile a minute and it slipped my mind!) But, that is so awesome that the girls want to make them! They are really useful! Mine is already hanging in my room! I hope this post helps when you are creating your own! ;-)

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