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Decoupaged Sheet Music Tray Makeover

Transform an old tray with Mod Podge and sheet music! Use this decoupage tutorial to makeover any tray that you have on hand or find at the thrift store. If you don’t have sheet music, use scrapbook paper or gift wrap.
Course diy
Keyword decorate serving tray, mod podge, organization, tray decorations
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Drying time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need


  • Start by painting your tray if you would like. I used black spray paint all over the entire thing. This needs to dry and cure completely before you continue. I would recommend at least 24 hours.
  • While your paint cures, you can start working on your sheet music. Cut it to the size of the bottom of your tray with scissors. A paper cutter will make straighter cuts if you have one.
  • Coat the paper on one side with the Mod Podge. Allow to dry completely. Coating it now BEFORE you add to the tray will ensure that you do not have wrinkles when decoupaging.
  • Once it’s dry, flip the paper over to the other side. Coat that side with Mod Podge as well and allow to dry.
  • Once everything is completely dry, you can begin to add the sheet music to the tray. Add a thin coat of Mod Podge to the bottom of the tray. Place your paper inside. Press down well to ensure that it sticks. A brayer or small rolling pin are great tools to get everything nice and smooth.
  • Allow everything to dry completely. Then add a coat or two of Mod Podge over the top of the sheet music to protect it. If this project may get wet, use Outdoor Mod Podge to coat the top for added protection.
  • After everything has dried, your sheet music tray is ready to use!