Jul 2, 2010

DIY Gifts: Part 2 (Merrick)

Though I might feel like a good gift giver most of the time, my confidence was definitely shaken when I got married and threw in-laws into the mix.

For my mother-in-law in particular, I spend a lot of time stressing over gifts for her. That's why when I stumbled upon an embellished serving tray on a crafting blog (it's been so long I have no idea what the source is -- sorry), I thought it would make a great gift for her so I immediately saved the link and began my preparations to make the gift.

(pre-grouting)

Materials:
- black serving tray from IKEA - $7
- mini tiles from home depot - $5 (you could also buy a few large tiles and smash them up)
- dry grout - $5 (I only used a tiny bit, so I used this for future projects)
- grout sealer - $5 (same thing -- I only used a tiny bit)

Approximate cost to make this tray: $13

This was a pretty easy project, and when all was said and done it looked awesome. And my mother-in-law really liked it.

Now stop stressing about in-law gifts and go make one of these. It's sure to be a pleaser.

5 comments:

Chelsea said...

OK, I need instructions!!!

Packrat said...

The tray is really pretty, but a first grader can usually do a better job than me on "crafty" projects. I'll stick to the sewing ones.

Hawke said...

That is a great idea. I think I might try it for myself.

Megan said...

Any great ideas on good, nearly free wedding/bridal gifts?

albina N muro said...

Though I might feel like a good gift giver most of the time, my confidence was definitely shaken when I got married and threw in-laws into the mix. hampers