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Danny Seo: Hotel Tray | DIY Home Décor | Michaels

Danny Seo: Hotel Tray | DIY Home Décor | Michaels

Hi I’m Danny Seo author of the book
Upcylcing and today I’m going to show you you how to transform your hotel key cards into a you how to transform your hotel key cards into a really beautiful and wonderful breakfast in bed tray. Um if you are road warrior or if you’re
just someone who loves to collect these when you go to wonderful bed and breakfast
or hotels around the country or If you ‘re lucky enough around the world. You always
wonder what do I do with these key cards. You put them in a bowl or in you junk
drawer but they really don’t have a function. Well I was thinking they’d be great
to use in place of tile to grout into a tray. The first step you want to do is get your collection. And choose key cards that are important
to you are really beautiful to look at might have some kind of a meaning to you. So this one from Buenos Aries you know
obviously that’s a keeper that you’ll put in here. I find it’s really important to actually
lay the cards out first look at the configuration see If you’re happy with it
before gluing them down Once you’re happy with the configuration
you want to take a hot glue gun gun and I’m just going to pop these out. And then you just want to put a little bit
of glue on the back of the card like this. And press it into place. And I’ll just do a few more.
It’s such a fun project to do and I’ll have say this is probably one
of my top favorite projects that we did also with everyday with Rachael Ray . I mean who wouldn’t love to get breakfast
served to them on one of these hand made trays. Lets put Amsterdam over here. And how
much do we love this actual key card. All right so now that I have 4 of the cards
down the next step of the process in your unfinished wood tray is that you want
to use something called un-sanded tile grout. One of the things I love about Michaels is that you don’t
have to go to the hardware store to get grout Where they only sell them in the great big
giant bags for home improvement projects for something smaller like this you can get it
premixed it comes in a nice little container like this. And this is more than enough to do for
several trays the key thing you have to remember is look for
un-sanded and not sanded If you use a sanded grout on this project it’s going
to scratch up the cards and you won’t be able to read read what they use to be. With un-sanded
it’s a nice smooth surface to work with. This white grout here make sure you wear your gloves
because that’s what it says on the instructions. Just use your fingers which I think are
the best tools in any craft area. And spread it in between each card. And don’t
worry about getting excess grout on top top of the cards don’t worry about doing a
perfect neat job because this is all going to wipe off in about 20-30 minutes with a wet
damp sponge. So you can see already in this corner right here I’ll do the edges
while I’m at it. You’re getting a professional grout job right here.
20 minutes later you just want to wipe it off with a damp sponge and then let it dry over night
so the grout has a chance to completely cure. If you want to paint the tray cover
the entire inside with painters tape and then paint the outside
in the color of your choice. When you’re done you’ve got yourself a beautiful
hotel key card breakfast in bed tray. Cheers.

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