Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wooden Tray Wall Hanging

My latest big project was for a challenge I saw on a fellow craft blogger's site.  You should go and visit her if you haven't.  Her name is Missy and her projects are SO cute!

The challenge site is called Decorate to Celebrate! and the latest challenge (#39) is called Holiday Choice.   The challenge was to create something that could be used as a party decoration or party supply.  Mine is meant to be a Christmas decoration, but since it's a tray, it can be used as a party decoration as well.  

Here it is.  I hope you like it!  :)

 You can see at the bottom there are a couple of "bubbles" that I missed, but other than that, I'm really happy with it.  It started out as a plain tray from Hobby Lobby.  I painted it with Raw Umber acrylic pain by Americana.  I spread it really thin, and it looks like a stain instead of acrylic paint.  The background is from the Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack from Stampin' Up!  It's from the Regals collection.  The star is on paper from Stampin' Up! as well, but I can't remember what the color name is.  I'm pretty sure it's also from Regals.  The brown is some I got from Michael's when they had an 8 for $1.00 sale on paper.  I stock up on a lot of basic solids that I use often when they have those sales.  Now for the coup de're going to love this!  The letters are cut from digital sheet music printed on Very Vanilla cardstock (by Stampin' Up!).  I got it from 8notes.comSo cool, right?  I saw it on Pinterest and just had to try it for myself.  I love it!

One thing I'm wondering, though.  I'm tempted to stickles the star, but I'm afraid that it will take away from the sheet music letters, which is the main feature to me.  What do you think?  To stickle or not to stickle.  That is the question.


  1. Kari Ann, what a BEAUTIFUL tray -- so creative and PERFECT for the challenge!! :) I love how you did the letters with the sheet music!! As for the stickles, I usually think glitter makes everything better -- so if you add some stickles, I think it will look great -- but it's so pretty now, that I'm sure it will look just as great without!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  2. GORGEOUS card!! I love the shimmery paper and the sheet music letters;) So pretty!~
    Thanks for joining us at DTC!
    Sherrie K