Make your own Stenciled Tray! This DIY tray tutorial is an easy project for anyone who wants to add a little fun to their summer décor.
Today I’m going to show you how to make a stenciled tray using the tray featured in the Summer Maker Lane Box. If you’re unfamiliar with the Maker Lane Box, it’s a one-of-a-kind curated box that contains six hand made or hand picked items from women-owned businesses across the US. You can get more information about the Maker Lane Box by joining our Facebook Community HERE.
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Supplies you’ll need to make your own Stenciled Tray:
- Wooden Tray
- Sonoma Art Belles & Whistles Stencil
- Rebel Yellow Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Makeup Sponges
- Bosch Palm Sander
To begin, remove the handles from the tray.
If you aren’t able to get the tray in the Maker Lane Box, you can make a similar tray using a 1x12x14 and 2 cabinet pulls.
Next, line up the Dixie Belle stencil how you want it.
I just held the stencil as I went, but you could tape it in place if you’d like.
My goal was to achieve a light sort-of uneven coverage that added just a bit of subtle texture.
If you want your project to be more bold, you could use a black paint like Dixie Belles Caviar.
To add to the subtle look I was going for, I sanded the surface once dry. I used a heavier hand in some spots and less in others.
After I finished sanding the tray, I added the handles back on.
Now it’s ready to display in your home!