Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Quick project

Well this was not the project I was planning on sharing with you today, but it was the first one I finished today.

So I'm embarrassed to say this but we have been missing the main remote to the TV for seriously about a month. A MONTH people. (The dog took it under my son's bed in case you were curious). Well I was so happy when I found it this morning that I vowed that we will never lose it again.
Flash forward to Wal-Mart today.
In the clearance aisle they had this tray left over from Valentine's Day. Light bulbs went off. Ta da! Remote holder! I think I paid $1 for it?
I got my Mod Podge (I love this stuff), 2 pieces of scrapbook paper, scissors, a pen and sprinkles. Yes sprinkles, keep reading.

First you trace the paper to fit on the tray, cut it out and then test it out on the top of your tray. I did the press and create a place to cut test.

Trim it up and adhere it with a thin layer of Mod Podge.
This is where the sprinkles come in.

This little bottle of sprinkles is perfect shape for getting out all of those air bubbles. Easy to hold, gets into corners, really lets you smooth it out. And, I had it on hand. And since this tray has all of those circles which, of course, are indented I really needed to smooth it out.

See. What a great job those sprinkles did!

Nice and smooth.

Ok. Finish the rest of the paper. Smooth. And then apply a very thin layer of Mod Podge on top. Dry. I chose not to do the handles (partly because I didn't feel like messing with it. Hey, I'm honest.) but if you want to go right ahead! Seriously, this took me 15 minutes.

Now because I vowed never to lose the remotes again, I put a strip of Velcro on each of the remotes and on the tray. (I think Andy will be excited to have the remote. Tomorrow, I will probably hear something about the Velcro. ) :) BUT they are attached! They have a home. THEY WILL NOT GET LOST AGAIN.
Or so I hope.

You like my canvas? haha.


  1. Excellent idea! I need to make one of these! My husband went to class the other night with our tv remote in his hoodie pocket (it's a small one)and it's the ONLY way to change the channel! I was not a happy girl. THIS would be perfect!
    Rebekah {All Thingz Related}

  2. So cool! I think I'll try it whenever have time! Thanks for sharing!


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