Travel Table Décor

for  Craft Marketing Connections

size: varies

  • Travel Table Decor
  • Closeup View of Table Top


  • GENERAL (For All):
  • Time to Travel Collection patterned papers (The Paper Company/TPC Studio), 12”x12”: Poste Italiane, two; Map and two First Class; Bicycle Die-cut sheets, two; Matteboard Tags and Rub-Ons
  • TABLE:
  • Reclaimed wooden table with shelf, 14”x16”x20”
  • Pre-printed chipboard letters to spell "TRAVEL", 1-1/4”
  • Gray spray primer
  • Terra Rosa Spray Color Tool (Design Master)
  • LAMP:
  • Reclaimed lamp with gold and brown antiquing, 14” tall
  • Brown, tan or black lampshade, 8-1/2” tall
  • Manila tag with reinforced hole, 2-1/2”x5”
  • Gold decorative brads, two
  • Gold chains (key chain style), two
  • Antique Gold Spray Color Tool (Design Master)
  • Kraft wire-bound journal, 5”x7”.
  • Manila tag with reinforced hole, 2-1/2”x5”
  • Gold decorative brads, two
  • Gold plastic seal, 1”
  • Gold chains (key chain style), four
  • Brown, maroon and gold assorted grosgrain ribbon and fibers, 0” lengths


  • Craft Bond (Elmer’s): Extra Stength Glue Stick; Fabric & Paper Glue
  • Home Décor Spray Stain (Design Master): Pecan
  • Matte Spray Sealer (Design Master)
  • Gel Stain (Design Master): Walnut
  • Small scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Flat paintbrush, 1-1/2”
  • Foam brush, 1”
  • Newspapers
  • Paper towels
  • Table
  • 1. In a well-ventilated area, protect work surface with newspapers. Apply primer to table. Let dry. Spray paint two coats Terra Rosa. Let dry.
  • 2. Measure and mark size of table top with tape. Punch out die-cuts and cut out shapes from papers (saving one full sheet of Poste Italiane for second shelf). Arrange all pieces, along with "TRAVEL" letters, within taped area of work surface.
  • 3. Use glue stick to adhere pieces to table, moving one piece at a time from layout area. Also measure, trim and use glue stick to adhere Poste Italiane sheet to second shelf, leaving extra shelf space showing on two sides of paper.
  • 4. Spray glued pieces on table surface and paper on second shelf with Pecan Stain. Let dry. To darken edges of pieces, apply gel stain with flat brush rubbing up against edges and blending out with finger or paper towel. Let dry. Apply rub-ons as desired.
  • 5. Make dècoupage medium in paper cup using two parts Fabric & Paper Glue mixed with one part water. Mix well. Use foam brush to spread over top and bottom shelves. Papers may stretch and bubble up initially, so smooth air out from bubbles with finger and then go over area with foam brush. Minor wrinkling will shrink and flatten as it dries. Let thoroughly dry overnight and apply sealer.
  • Lamp
  • 1. In a well-ventilated area, create a mottled look on lampshade by spraying with Pecan and spattering with Antique Gold by partially depressing nozzle.
  • 2. For front lampshade motif, string one gold chain into the other and then into the tag hole. Stack and use glue stick to glue remaining die cuts and shapes cut from papers onto tag. Spray and antique in same way as table. Apply sealer and let dry.
  • 3. Attach brads and glue plastic seal. Attach gold chain to wire on inside of lampshade and hang on front. Tack glue to hold in place if needed.
  • Journal
  • 1. Follow lamp instructions to create same look on front of journal, except glue pieces directly to front of journal and decorate tag to use as bookmark.
  • 2. Dècoupage and antique back and insides of covers. Antique back and edges of pages.
  • 3. Fold ribbons and fibers in half and knot onto top wire loop of journal. String one gold chain into another and then another and hang from top wire loop. Connect fourth chain to wire loop and to bookmark and insert into pages.
  • Tip
  • 1. Decorate table and lamp with baby themed paper and embellishments for nursery.
  • 2. Create a game table using fame-themed paper for a toy room.