This weekend I decided to do a side project. One of those projects you do while your waiting on the main project to get done:0)
I bought a cute little serving tray from a garage sale a couple of years ago. It was real simple nothing fancy about it, except that you could open in up and put images inside of it. Really fun for themed parties:0)
But after tons of uses , one day I ended up breaking the glass piece that went inside of it and just stored it into my garage, until today when I decided to give it a little tuff love:0)
IMG_9653_edited-1Here is what you’ll need….also add Drill:0) Ohhh and a hot glue gun:0)
I made up my own diamond pattern…you can do them as close or as far apart as you want…my holes where about 4 inches apart.
After you cut the liner, staple it to the back side….Make sure you leave enough fabric for the stuffing.IMG_9656_edited-1
Stuff Stuff and Stuff. Make sure you evenly stuff the stuffing…lol. After that close it all up with the staple gun!
Then your gonna wrap the board again in the pretty fabric…pulling as tight as you can this time….for a snug fit:0)

Next your going thread the needle with the ribbon and pull down through the FABRIC and then through the hole…..IMG_9670_edited-1
Staple the loose end of the ribbon to the side and pull the needle down some more
After that cut the needle off……
Then tie the two pieces in a loose knot.
Make sure that the holes are wide enough for your needle to fit through, otherwise you will have to go back and drill bigger holes and the drill might get stuck inside the tuft part and then you might have to rip out the staples in order to get the drill that is wrapped up in stuffing………not that it happened to anyone…
Turn it over to the fabric side and Attach the needle back on the ribbon and repeat the steps. Turn it over and TIGHTEN the knots…. until you have…..IMG_9675_edited-1
After this run the extra ribbon under the tuft parts…..and add the pearls with a glue gun…….IMG_9680_edited-1
All Done!IMG_9677_edited-1 IMG_9676_edited-1

I love TUFTED STUFF!!!!!!


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  1. This is such a cute idea! I just love your blog..I was hoping you could share your creativeness with some ideas for father’s day gifts. I’m stuck with something to do for my husband…First time dad…So I want it to be special, hoping you could help out 🙂

  2. OMG! So we have this Christian bent & dent store where I live called Wings of Eagles & about a year or less ago, I found a super cute tray JUST like that there! I kept picking it up & putting it back, then the boyfriend came in there & saw it & picked it up & put it back. But I SAW him…so we finally got it! lol I think it was only like 6 or 8 bucks! But our back kept falling off of it & we really didn’t like having it with the pictures in it! Mostly bc I wanted to set things ON it & they always covered the photos! lol SOOOO apparently he just kinda tucked it away until we could decide what to do with it, but I thought he had thrown it out when we moved. Well, I JUST showed him what you made & he says “hey, we have one of those, it’s under the couch!” WHAT?! I didn’t know this, well bc we JUST got these couches, and honestly I haven’t gotten around to moving them to clean UNDER them! lol (we don’t have small children & there’s only my 12 yo brother, so no need to really!) ANYWAY…I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS TUFTED SERVING TRAY!! lol And how about he says “oh, that’s cute…it’s looks so FANCY!” HA! I love my boyfriend & thanks SOOOO much for making this, bc now I can re-purpose my old one! You’re such a decorating diva Destiny! Thanks again!!

    PS: I’ll make sure to send you a photo of the finished product when I make mine!! =)

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