Sunday, January 1, 2017

Acrylic Keepsake Tray

I was up on the Clear scraps blog yesterday sharing one of the amazing acrylic boxes that Clear Scraps offers. This one is the Acrylic Keepsake Tray Box. Once hubby saw this on my desk this morning, he quickly exclaimed he needs some for his desk. So, they will make great gifts for any time of the year, and for most anyone on your hard to buy for list. 
I apologize for my poor picture quality, I just switched to a new laptop and haven't had a chance to install all my programs yet.

To start building this, which is super easy, peel off all the protect film from both sides of the acrylic.
I then cut pattern papers slightly less than the dimensions of the box. I adhered the pattern papers on the outside walls to hide the glue, and made sure to use double sided paper so there would be a design facing inside the box as well.

I then laid out the pieces as they would be adhered together, ready to go.
 If you look closely  you can see little notches protruding out further so they will fit into the holes on the base. When I used my Beacons 3-in-1 glue, I placed a thin bead of glue along the bottom line of the walls, avoiding the protruding notches. I did this to create more stability. The first two walls are the hardest, but after you have them all in, it stands up well. Then,  you will add the adhesive circles to the outside walls that come included with the box, which makes it extra sturdy.
Just place two circles on each adjoining wall at the top and bottom like above, and you are good to go. I let this dry and set for an hour or so before moving on. Grab a drink, watch a show, then come back to it. :)

Now I just added a few small embellishments and I now am the proud owner of a new Alcohol Ink storage tray. I use these so often, I have decided to leave them out on my desk.

 (backside view)


Thanks for stopping in and have a WONDERFUL New Year!!

Products used: Clear Scraps Acrylic Tray Box; Echo Park Pattern Paper; Prima flowers; Beacons 3-in-1 Glue; Simple Stories Bradz; Pink Paislee Ephemera; 

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