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How to Make a Shell Table Tray
What if we told you, a simple DIY project could make your life easier? A Shell Table Tray is perfect for watching tv while eating food, surprising someone in bed with breakfast or simply help you carry easily spilled drinks from different rooms!
Cover area with paper
Cover your work area with newspaper and work in a well-ventilated area.
Paint the inside
Paint the inside and edges of the tray with two coats of the blue paint. Let dry.
Paint the outside
Paint the outside of the tray with two coats of the beige paint. Let dry.
Mask the long sides
Mask the long sides of the tray with three horizontal strips of masking tape.
Paint two stripes
Paint two stripes with the blue paint. Let dry and carefully remove the tape.
Add a coat of varnish
Add a coat of the satin varnish to the painted tray. Let dry.
Hot glue inside edges
Hot glue along the inside edges of the tray to create a tight seal for the epoxy.
Spread shells evenly
Spread the shells evenly to cover the bottom of the tray.
Mix the epoxy
Mix the epoxy in the container according to the box instructions. Pour it slowly over the shells inside the tray.
Break any bubbles
Use a toothpick to break any bubbles that may have formed.
Let tray sit
Let the tray sit undisturbed for 24 to 48 hours or until completely hardened.