Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Decorista Chronicles-DIY Chevron Glitter Vanity Tray!

It's been a while since I wrote but hopefully, this is a good comeback! I'm one of those people who doesn't have a whole lot of luxury time to get prim and pretty in the morning and that meant in all the bedlam that my morning routine saw, most of my makeup and accessories were lying in an ugly jumble!
I ignored and ignored and ignored it, even with this DIY in my mind for weeks but never really got down to it since I was battling with exams in my university, until now.....
Enter this glitzy 'n glam vanity tray!For those of you who've played around with the lethal glitter n modpodge combo before that turns anything to fab, this is self-explanatory.For the other party, I've listed the instructions via pictures!
This looks soooooooooo darn su-weet sitting on your vanity, it was a major update to the cluttered space by my mirror which now looks all organized and blingy! (...and girly, if you're into that sorta thing!)

First up, here's the instructions in pictures!

1.Grab a shoebox lid/old tray/picture frame.Vintage picture frames look gorgeous.Shoebox lids are obviously cheaper, but I didn't have the other two, so I went with the lid.Next, a pair of scissors, a ruler to cut the paper to size, masking tape, gold glitter (any color really), and velvet textured adhesive papers (available at craft stores.), If not at hand, go for velvet or felt!Other supplies include craft glue, and a transparent plastic sheet.Oh yes, also a paint brush (not pictured)

2.Wrap up the lid in the velvet textured adhesive sheet.Smooth out any creases, (Tip:Try not to be impatient like me)

3.Try to make a tidy-as-you-can chevron pattern with masking tape. I was initially gonna use double-sided tape, and just sprinkle all the glitter on top but I couldn't find my double-sided tape roll! -_-

4.Take a clean paint brush and brush on a generous amount of craft glue on to the untaped areas, one at a time. Do the first one, sprinkle glitter, then the second and so on;otherwise your glue will dry up.

5.Wait for the glue to dry, Do two-three coats.If you find any area peeking, add a lil glue with a toothpick and a pinch of glitter over it.Let dry.

6.Cut the transparent plastic sheet to size.Snip off any weird corners or edges, Readjust, dot a little clear-drying glue at the corners.Press down firm.

7.Done! If you want, up the pretty quotient by adding a trim of coordinating washi tape around the lid's perimeter.Now just corral all your everyday essentials into the tray and enjoy your new easy-peasy glittery creation!

PS:I've made my new freebie collection and that would be the next post in case you've been waiting for it all this time!I'm also starting a new series called "The 5 minute Craft Spree Series" for crafts that can be done in five minutes or less.

If you used a shoebox lid like me for this project and are wondering what to do with the shoebox check out this rad way to dish up extra vertical wall storage!

See you next time,
Nash xoxo!


  1. A shoebox lid is such an awesome idea- pinning!

  2. Thanks Laurel! :) Do drop by soon!

  3. Hi Nash,

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of scrap chevron crafts! Check it out here:

    Have a great day!

  4. Hello Julia,
    Aww, that's so sweet of you, THANK YOU :D
    Gonna hop over there right up! Thanks again! :)

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