May 2019 VIP Crafters Club
Welcome to May, lovely crafters!
This month we are making these lovely and useful decorative trays! The great thing about this project is that you can get really creative. There are so many different surfaces that you can use, and so many different types of drawer pulls that you can use. Or you can even buy a blank wood tray and customize it to your liking.
The details for the crafting party and the materials needed are below. A step-by-step video tutorial will be available soon – but for now, please work on downloading the cut files and obtaining the materials for your project.
Please let me know if you have any questions at all. I will also be updating this page throughout the month, as well as the Facebook page – and important updates will also be emailed to you.
Use the Instagram hashtag #vipcraftersclub to post photos of anything you make from this month’s files and you will be entered in a giveaway to get an Amazon gift card!!
Thank you so much for being here! I’m so excited for this month, and I can’t WAIT to craft with you!
When: Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 4:30pm PST
(Note: a video tutorial will be provided, and a replay of the live session will be made available for those who cannot attend live)
Project: Decorative Trays
(Please come with your prepped surface and your stencil cut out)
Please bring your favorite drink, a snack or appetizer and be ready to
participate on video (not required, but encouraged)!
If you’re like me, there’s a good chance you have a lot of these materials already lying around! I’ve outlined below what you’ll need to create this project with me. Not all of it is required, and I’ve listed which ones are optional below. Feel free to customize your project as you like – remember, this is your project! This list shows what I’ve used (or the closest match that I was able to find online). Looking forward to our Crafting Party!! (Note: this list may contain affiliate links)
- Your choice of wood base for your tray. Here are some suggestions:
– In my white “coffee” tray example, I used this pallet sign turned upside down. It made a perfect tray.
– Unfinished craft wood tray like this one I found in the craft section at Target. In the examples, you can see I used this one for the brown “enjoy” tray. I also hot glued some twine around the handles for a rustic look.
– Wood round (sometimes you can get some small ones in the Target dollar section, or some nicer once can be found at hardware or craft stores)
– You can even use a picture frame and attach handles to it!
– Get creative and see what surfaces you have lying around that you can turn into a tray
- Drawer pulls (Note: not needed if your base tray already has handles)
- E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive (Optional if using drawer pulls – or if you are handy with tools you can use screws)
- Clear Rubber Bumpers (Optional – you can include these on the bottom of your tray so that when you set down your tray it rests on the rubber bumper)
- (Optional) Twine and glue gun as a rustic decorative touch for the handles (see my example “Enjoy” tray handles)
- (Optional) Famowood Glaze Coat or Amazing Clear Cast and plastic disposable cups for mixing (Disclaimer: I did not LOVE this because it was a very messy and time-consuming process, and I ended up with a couple of imperfections, however if you plan on using your tray a lot instead of just having it as decor it might be something to consider. Also, the Amazing Clear Cast ended up a little on the yellow side, so if you use that make sure your background is not white.)
- Oramask 813 Stencil Film
With your cutting machine (cut settings same as “vinyl”)
- Weeding tool of choice
- Transfer tape/paper
- Matte Mod Podge
- Chalk Paint (for the base coat)
- Paint sponges or makeup wedges
- Masking Tape