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Decorative Tray DIY – DIY Christmas Gift Idea Blog Hop

November 2, 2015

An easy DIY Decorative Tray using glitter and chalk paint

We all love the idea of spending time and effort working on a hand-made gift for someone special for Christmas but at the end of the day we either lack ideas, patience or both! I’m so excited to be jumping on board for a great month of Christmas gift ideas with the Christmas Gift Blog Hop. Make sure you “hop” around and see what some of the other bloggers have been up to. & make sure you come back for the next few weeks of the Christmas Gift Blog Hop! You’re going to die when you see what I made using moss.

A while back we thrifted a tray that I’ve been hoarding for just the right DIY. It had some nasty ripped green felt on the bottom so I scratched that off and instead of sanding I just used some left over Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan from this DIY. It went on like a dream and took 3 coats to fully cover the dark wood.

An easy DIY Decorative Tray using glitter and chalk paint

After it was all dry (…a whole week later because #momlife) I attempted my original plan which was to use some wrapping paper I found at Michaels that was white with gold polka dots. I finally managed to get it cut out and stuck on with Mod Podge but I wasn’t able to iron out the lumps and bumps that was forming from the wrapping paper. So instead of quitting I grabbed my trusty pot of gold sparkles and went ahead making a bit of a star burst pattern. I didn’t want to cover the whole tray with glitter but rather start from one corner and have it cascade out.

An easy DIY Decorative Tray using glitter and chalk paint

To seal the glitter I used some spray adhesive which worked quite well. Those sparkles ‘ain’t going anywhere.

An easy DIY Decorative Tray using glitter and chalk paint

I’m so happy I didn’t just stuff this whole project in the trash can and call it a day. It actually ended up looking really funky and definatly a piece that will bring me joy over the holiday season. Not all DIYs turn out and that’s A-OK. When in doubt, use glitter! I’ve legit been saying that for years.


Now it’s time for some more DIY Christmas gift ideas from my Canadian blogging friends. Get ready for some wonderful handmade gift inspiration for your holidays! And make sure you check back next week where we’ll all be sharing another round of DIY Christmas gift ideas!

10 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

From the top, they are:

DIY Hand Warmers from Rambling Renovators

DIY Christmas Gift Baking and Tea Towels from Fresh Crush

Personalized Clear Glass Christmas Ornament from Time with Thea

Rustic Serving Tray from Bette Creek

DIY Gold Painted Napkins from New House New Home

Make Your Own Tea Blend from Life Over Easy

Mom’s Day Off in a Tin by The DIY Mommy

Decorative Tray from Mommyzoid

Peppermint Vodka from PMQ For Two

DIY No-Sew Sweet Candy Throw Pillows from Sustain My Craft Habit

Stephanie @ Mommyzoid

PS: I’ll be sharing this post on these blogs!

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