I decided this year that my color "theme" for Christmas would be silver and red. I really liked the silver & red wreath I made earlier this month, so I decided to go with it. And then......I remembered I have two kids who make numerous Christmas crafts at school, church, Grandma's house......SO, we'll go with the silver and red theme as much as we can. Because, really, who can resist displaying a homemade pipe cleaner wreath or a nativity set made out of macaroni?
So my second silver & red "themed" project for this season was a serving tray. I picked this up at Goodwill for a dollar in October while looking for Halloween supplies:
It was in great condition, and is really a great piece of wood (I usually prefer the natural wood look over painted, but in this case, I had an idea already in mind).
I started by taking off the handles, and spray painting the whole thing silver:
(I also painted that basket underneath silver - not sure what I'll use it for yet!)
After the paint dried, I took a snowflake pattern (printed off a Google image search & cut out of paper - Hey, anyone out there with a Silhouette giveaway going on? I could REALLY use one of those things!)
Next I traced the snowflake outline onto the tray, and hand painted it with "Santa Red" acrylic paint. When that was dry, I sprayed over the whole thing with an acrylic gloss. Finally, the handles went back on and it was DONE!
I think it will be a great way to serve treats or just put on display this Christmas season - you know, with the "Silver and Red" theme party going on at my house!