Sunday, February 22, 2015

FaveCraft CHA Bloggers Event: Beautiful Moments DIY Chalkboard Tray

Updated post to add: THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES!! PLACED #11!!

YOUR VOTE NEEDED (please): I'm up on the FaveCraft Best Blogger Craft Contest for this Beautiful Moments Chalkboard Tray DIY Wall Decor (Margie Higuchi). If you like it I hope you'll vote for me. Voting until 3/10 Midnite CST & Vote Only Once THANK YOU!! Link:

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This throw away silver tray was found literally in the trash…someone had sprayed a shiny black paint finish on it and didn’t want it. Well, this DIYer did! LOL!!

I painted the center with Plaid FolkArt Home Décor Chalkboard Rich Black Ultra Mat Paint to give it life, along with accents of rick rack trim and flowers. Do a little chalkboard lettering and this piece is seriously rescued from trash to treasure! I plan on hanging it on my craft room wall.

Apply FolkArt Home Décor Chalk Rich Black in the center of tray. Paint three coats with dry time in between coats. Love the result as it has an ultra matte finish to it - beautiful!

While waiting for paint to dry, create Little B’s Pull Flower Roses as directed on package. Make two of each color. Set aside.

Once the last coat of chalkboard paint is dried, edge the painted area with ¼” Baby Rick Rack and Aleene’s® Always Ready Tacky Glue Turbo. Let dry.

On the computer create a sentiment to fit the center of tray and print out. I also drew some accents around the words. Chalk over the back of the copy paper of sentiment with white chalk. Place chalked side down on to the tray and beginning tracing the words. The white chalk will transfer to the painted area. Use white marker to finish the sentiment.

Cut and emboss Foliage set Die #6 (the smallest size die is #1) with No. 11 Green cardstock for a total of six die cuts. These will be placed behind the Pull Rose Flowers for accent.

Place a cluster of three Pull Flower Roses (pink, red and yellow) and adhere with Dodz™ XL on the upper left edge of tray. Repeat another cluster of roses to the lower right edge. I ended up using two (keep the other for another project). Add in leaf die cuts - the upper left corner, double up the die cuts and for dimension, use 3D Foam Squares, White Small.

It’s ready to display either by easel or attaching a wall hook in the back of tray to hang. Here's another look at the DIY Chalkboard Tray...

Materials List:

Plaid®: FolkArt® Home Décor Chalk Rich Black
Little B™ LLC: Pull Flower – Roses
iLoveToCreate: Aleene’s® Always Ready Tacky Glue Turbo
Simplicity Creative Group: ¼” Baby Rick Rack
Sizzix®: Core'dinations® Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection by Tim Holtz™
Disposable Silver Tray
Foam Brush
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Dodz™ XL (extra large adhesive circles) and 3D Foam Squares, White Small
Hazel & Ruby™: Chalkboard Kit (White Chalk, White Pencil and Practice Slate)
Spellbinders® Creative Arts: S4-328 Foilage (Die #6)


Dictionary said...

What a great find and thanks to your DIY cleverness this is now an Awesome tray. Loved that you turned the black into a chalkboard base.

Emily Adams said...

This is really pretty!

Connie Mercer said...

Turned out amazing!!! Love the idea of using a metal tray. So elegant!

Celeste Goff said...

What a great tray! I love this idea!

Fawn said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the easy instructions.

Unknown said...

Awesome idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Gorgeous girl!