|It looks cool, but there are many hidden hazards!|
Here's my quide to an (easy) dice tray!
|All the stuff I used. Tape, Knife, Pencil, Ruler, Sheet of Paper (can be scrap, but must be whole), Bamboo Tray from Reject Shop ($9) and Felt (<$2 at Spotlight). My felt is the adhesive kind; non-adhesive would require a gluing stage.|
|1. Cut your paper into 4 peices. Each should have one precise 90 degree corner.|
|2. Place one peice of paper into on corner. The precise 90 degree corner should be in the tray's corner.|
|3. Add another peice, making sure the 90 degree corner is also right in a corner. Tape it to the first.|
|4. Continue like this with all 4 peices.|
|5. This should yeild a template with the exact same dimensions as the tray.|
|6. Use this to cut out your felt. The self-adhesive felt has a backing sheet- use this side to outline your template.|
|7. Cut out your felt and test in your tray!|
|8. Peel back one corner of your felt and anchor it right in the corner of your tray.|
|9. Smooth out the felt as you peel away the rest of the backing.|
|Rolling dice never felt so satisfying!|
I imagine that if your felt was not self-adhesive, you would apply PVA liberally, smooth it it, lay the felt and put a snug-fitting book on top until the PVA dries. Sources say that you don't want the felt coming free; unstuck bits really get in the way. There were many more colour choices for non-adhesive felt, but I was going for convenience here. This tray took less time to make than to blog about making it!
I'll try making some in line with my armies I think.
And yes; I totally felt the need to keep using that word!