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An excuse to use lots of glue

February 7, 2011

The 6th grade classroom I volunteered in was run by the estimable Mrs. S. She was a terrific mentor to me and quite a crafty person. She is also the kind of person who knows every single Starbucks barista in a 20 mile radius. Her gold Starbucks card sees some serious action. I’ve been wracking my brain to come up with a diy gift for her that would show my appreciation for all she has done when I stumbled upon these two tutorials. I found a wooden tray at Micheals and I was off to Starbucks to purloin some cards.

I went with what I hoped was a fairly neutral silver background. I gave the tray two coats of paint and then a clear top coat of a uv/moisture protective stain.

Even though I always had lots of pieces left I kept cutting up more cards to get the color variety I wanted. I went through a ton of E6000 glue, but at least you know those pieces are there to stay!

At first I wasn’t sure if this was going to look nice, or kind of junky, but in the end the plastic cards shimmer like tile and look terrific! Fingers crossed that Mrs. S will like this too!

I have an obsession with the Starbucks mugs. They are just the right size! This is the one we picked up on our trip to Munich last year.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2011 5:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing and the link back. Your tray came out awesome!

  2. February 10, 2011 9:05 am

    I like this.

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