Upcycled {Sweet} Tea Tray - Rachel Teodoro

Upcycled {Sweet} Tea Tray

This post is written on behalf of Southern Breeze Sweet Tea. All opinions are 100% my own. 

One of my most favorite things to do is to upcycle things that I find at garage sales and thrift stores. I have a drop down menu full of DIY projects and crafts that I have made using things I've found at garage sales. I don't usually change the items so much, I just give them a little update or add some personalization or character. When I heard that my favorite Southern Breeze Sweet Tea was getting an update, I knew I wanted to help them celebrate their new look by updating something I had. I took a plain tray I bought for a dollar and added some black vinyl to make it not quite so boring. I'm sharing the full tutorial with you on the blog, plus I'm also letting you in on a fun giveaway you won't want to miss!

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Updated Sweet Tea Tray


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I started with a plain tray. You can usually find these quite often at thrift shops and garage sales for next to nothing. I'm always a fan of a blank slate so anything that's plain usually gets snatched up by me so that I can personalize it.


I cut my vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo machine, but I'm seeing more and more etsy shops and craft stores that are offering pre-cut vinyl you can use for craft projects. If you need a full tutorial on how to use vinyl on projects, click that text and you will be directed to it. I chose the saying "home sweet home" for a few reasons, but really, I just think it's fitting for all the sweet tea I'll be drinking from this tray this summer!


Since my tray will have liquids on it, I wanted to make sure that I sealed my vinyl on my tray using this polycrylic. This will finish off your project and give it a clear protective coat that will help your tray last a long time.


Once your tray is finished, you can sit back and relax with some Southern Breeze Sweet Tea.

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I have always loved sweet tea, but I love Southern Breeze even more because not only is it already pre-sweetened, it's got zero calories and no sugar. Yep, zero. None, zilch, nada.

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And there is never any need to measure anything. I just fill up my 2 -quart pitcher with two of the family sized tea bags and add boiling water. I let it steep for about 3-5 minutes and then chill it in the fridge until it's ready to serve.

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I also love all the different flavors that Southern Breeze Sweet Tea comes in. Right now my favorites are the raspberry and peach.

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Did I mention that there are zero calories???

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Seriously, I'm always wondering how something with zero calories and no sugar can taste so good, but it totally does.

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Don't miss the new Southern Breeze updated packages. You will find a win sticker. This year, one lucky winner will be able to win a kitchen makeover valued at $6000! Find out more information about the sweepstakes.

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Give it a try and update a plain tray. You may even have one in your cabinet just collecting dust. And then, just add some Southern Breeze Sweet Tea and enjoy your summer.

disclaimer: this is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.

3 comments

www.busylifestylegal.com said...

Love the tray. I've been thinking of getting a Silhouette cameo. Think I may have to after seeing this.
Thanks, for sharing.

Beth Buning said...

It was so great to see this post! I won a Cameo from you in Feb :) and I just bought a wooden tray online this morning for a shower gift next month. I will definitely be doing something like this to personalize it!!

Rachel Teodoro said...

I love my Cameo! I couldn't imagine crafting without it!

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