Hi guys! We are so excited to share today’s tutorial with you because it has been on the back burner for soooo long, but we think it is just the cutest craft! Doll lunch trays! These can also be used as inflight food trays that you get on an airplane, but that is totally up to you. DIY is always full of fun options like that!
Okay, first here’s the list of
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Small box (we used a JELLO box)
Exacto knife (parent supervision please!)
Tacky or white glue
Iron (parent supervision please!)
Primer and paint (paint doesn’t adhere very well to craft foam so primer is needed, but painting is entirely optional)
Let’s get started!
3. Begin creating the layout of your tray. We traced different objects for the tray compartments.
Now we will cut our box.
5. Cut all the way around to make a tray. Once it is cut, you may have to reinforce the sides of the box with hot glue.
7. Trace your template onto the inside of the box, and cut it out. Be sure when you cut out the pieces that you save them as you will need them. Also, when using an exacto knife, always cut on a cutting board.
12. Place your pieces one by one onto the surface of the hot iron. They will first flatten. Then they will rise and curl. It only takes a few seconds for this, but it isn’t an exact science. They curiously don’t burn easily.
13. Hot glue your pieces into the back of the tray in their respective compartments. The bubble side should be facing up. When you turn your tray over, it will create a sort of recessed compartment as shown above.
14. Cut a 1cm strip of craft foam to hot glue all the way around the sides of your tray.
15. Trace and cut a square of craft foam to cover the bottom of your tray. Hot glue it in place. We glued the foam on the back first, and then we just trimmed the edges off.
Now this next part is optional. If you want to just call it done here, you can. It’s super cute, and if you like the colour of your craft foam then go for it. We wanted a lighter colour. We also wanted to try and cover up the rough edges a bit.
This is Our Generation food. It seems to be the smallest and it fits into the little compartments the best. However, do you see that cute little juice box there? We had to make one! Our dolly lunch tray just wasn’t complete without juice!
BONUS JUICE BOX TUTORIAL
Here is what you will need:
A tiny box
(we keep a lot of different tiny boxes, this one is a battery box)
Coloured paper (we used orange)
White paper for a label
And you’re done. I also added a small black dot on top for the straw hole. If you want to add a straw you can. A lollipop stick glued to the top would work as it is the best size. I just left mine without a straw as I think it is just as cute.
Come join us at the lunch counter!!
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We hope that you had so much fun with us today!! This blog is always our super happy place, and we are so glad to be able to share it with all of you!
We also hope that everyone is safe and well as we head into another winter season.
Well that’s all for now, but as always, keep on smiling, and have a crafty kind of day! 🙂
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