Oval Platter Turned Easter Egg Tray!

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If you love shopping at your local Goodwill or Salvation Army as much as I do, then I have the project for you! This is such a fun upcycle craft for Easter. Find any old oval platter and turn it into a pretty Easter egg tray in just a few simple steps. I spent a year scouting treasures at my Goodwill here in San Antonio and gave each of my thrift store finds a modern makeover - don't miss my Top 10 Favorite thrift store makeover projects!

I found this platter for $3 at the Goodwill. It was a pretty platter but had a small chip in it and didn't match the rest of my kitchen decor so I figured it was the perfect candidate for a makeover!

What a transformation!

Supplies: With a little white acrylic craft paint, colorful tissue paper, and Mod Podge, I was able to transform it into an Easter egg!

Step 1: Start by covering your tray with 2-3 coats of white acrylic craft paint. I like using Martha Stewart Multi-Surface craft paint and a foam brush. Let the paint dry completely between coats.

Step 2: Once the paint is dry, add stripes of colorful tissue paper to create the look of a decorated Easter egg. I freehand cut some with scissors and used a paper punch for the circles. The paper punch works best when cutting through several layers of tissue paper at once. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the back of the tissue paper and smooth onto the platter.

Step 3: Finish by sealing with 1-2 coats of Mod Podge on top. Note that Mod Podge is not food safe and this platter is best used for decorative purposes!
I love how sweet this platter turned out and can't wait to use it with my Easter decor!

Love this Easter project? Then be sure to check out these other simple and beautiful Easter craft ideas!
Suggested materials:
  • Oval Platter   (Thrift store)
  • Tissue Paper   (Craft store)
  • Mod Podge   (Craft store)
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Design Improvised | Haeley Giambalvo
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