Hello my crafty friends, Lorraine here to share a little holiday tray that I upcycled using Authentique’s “Jingle” Collection. You can imagine my delight when I discovered this vintage-inspired Christmas line as part of our Latest & Greatest workshop kit. Doesn’t it work perfectly with the antique tray I rescued from my mothers-in-law’s recycle bin? I know, could you believe she was really going to throw it away?
The hardest part of this project was choosing the background papers because they are all gorgeous.
Next, I broke out the Mod Podge, one of those sponge on a stick brushes, and several old room keys. The room keys work great to smooth out any bubbles that might pop up.
Since I was going to use the tray for snacks I went with a fun marshmallow and candy cane stripe combo for the background. Once the paper has been trimmed down to fit the bottom of the tray, paint a thin layer of Mod Podge directly onto the tray then lay down your background papers and apply another thin layer over the top.
I knew I wanted to include these sweet vintage girls as my focal point, and once the background was pretty dry I added them with another thin coat of Mod Podge. Once you have all your embellishments where you want them, add a final coat of Mod Podge. After I took the photos I decided to add a piece of glass over the top.
I can already see some homemade cookies and hot chocolate ready to serve to your creative peeps.
The end of our show seasons marks the beginning of my holiday crafting. I am so excited to gather all those treasures that I’ve collected throughout the show year and let the holiday crafting begin!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you.