The Finished Product:
- Wooden trays (we bought ours at Michael's. They were on sale and you got two - one large and one small)
- Spray paint (another sale at Michael's - $0.99!)
- Scrapbook paper
- Pazzle, Cricut, Sillouette, or if you don't have that, pop over to the dollar store and grab some pre-cut letters from the teacher section!
- Pourable acrylic - save your good 40% coupon for this one. It's a little pricy ($14.99)
- Scissors or Xacto knife
- Double sided tape
1. Spray paint your trays. Since I was doing two, I did one green (for me) and one white (for a friend). I love the Krylon spray paint because it promises to dry in ten minutes (really more like twenty if you want a good coat).
2. Cut scrapbook paper to fit bottom inside of the tray. My mom used a Xacto knife to cut exactly the right size, but scissors work fine.
4. Arrange your cut-outs on top of the scrapbook paper. We used double sided tape to stick the letters down so they did not float when we poured our acrylic.
5. Mix acrylic according to directions on package.
6. Pour acrylic over the arranged letters and scrapbook paper. Use a popsicle stick to spread it evenly. The bubbles will work themselves out - so don't panic!
7. Let dry overnight. Voila!