Savers Glass Tray DIY

Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

While shopping my way through Savers the other day I came across this glass dish.  I have been looking for one forever, and I even looked online to find some.  No need to look any longer because I found one at Savers for $2.99!

Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

 

Here is what you will need.  A glass dish (the flatter the better), Mod Podge,  a foam brush, and a printed map or image.

Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

I started by removing the sticker, cleaning the dish with soap and water, and then finished it off by using an alcohol swab to remove any residue.
Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

Then I printed a vintage New York Subway Map on regular paper stock (copy paper).  I found it on Google images.

Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

Because the dish is curved I snipped the edges in.  That way I could overlap the edges without too many wrinkles.


Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

Flip the dish over and apply a thin amount of Mod Podge to the BACK SIDE.   I DID NOT put any Mod Podge on the front of the map image so I didn’t have to worry about smudging the printer ink.

Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

You can see that the paper still has a few wrinkles on the back, just do your best to smooth them all out.

Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

Once that has dried you can put a coat of craft paint on the backside as well.  You don’t have to, but it finishes it off nicely.

Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

Trim away the paper after it has all dried.

Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

Now take some 80 grit sandpaper and sand off the paper edges to make it perfectly smooth.  Slide the  sandpaper down instead of across.

Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

Here is the finished product!  You can’t see any wrinkles and the edges are nice and smooth!

Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

Savers Thrift Store Glass Dish DIY

What are you going to find at Savers?  You could customize this with a map of a favorite place of a loved one!  What a sweet way to celebrate your mom’s home town for Mother’s Day!

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  • Ana Maria Baller May 08, 2013 at 02:15am

    What a great idea. I’ll print a map of my mom’s home town in Ecuador and mail it to her for a late mother’s day gift.
    Thanks again.

  • kristen May 01, 2013 at 11:50pm

    I love this project so much!!! I pinned it for a soon to be project. 🙂

  • Kathleen Riley May 01, 2013 at 09:55pm

    Most recent Saver’s find…a 100% cotton Laura Ashley twin sheet. Garden pink print and perfect for the patio table cloth!

  • Cris Sanchez May 01, 2013 at 09:42pm

    I think it turned out great! I may have to try it. maybe a map of Oahu where I used to live.