Upcycle a plain tray with a set of vintage wooden rulers for a playful twist
Takes 1hr Cost £19.75
Junior hacksaw 5 x 2m wooden folding rulers, £3.95 each, Dotcomgiftshop Wooden tray Hot-glue gun
1 First, use the hacksaw to cut off the metal joints from the rulers. Lay each ruler along one of the shorter edges of the tray and, using the hacksaw again, cut as necessary to fit inside. Don’t concern yourself too much about the roughness of the cut ends, as these will be hidden when they’re put in the tray. Use a mixture of some showing centimetres and some inches (the rulers are double-sided) and have them facing different ways for an attractive random pattern. 2 Once you’re happy with the layout of the rulers, begin sticking them in place carefully using the hot-glue gun. Take your time and keep adding rulers to fill the inside of the tray, cutting as necessary so the joints are staggered.