As I'm working on this post, we're watching the live production of The Sound of Music. Did you see it? I'm so proud of our Oklahoma girl Carrie and those children were amazingly talented!
After the tray garland and tray wreath, I hope you're not tired of seeing projects made with my dollar store silver trays, but I promise this is the last one!
|Cousins together at my sister's wedding!|
The only supplies needed are the metal trays, a printed photo, mod-podge, a foam brush, ribbon, and a hot glue gun.
Trim the photo to fit just inside the bottom of the tray. For the rectangular trays, my paper trimmer worked great and a corner rounder punch was perfect to match up the corners. On the oval tray, I traced the bottom on a piece of wax paper and cut it out. Then, I could lay that transparent pattern exactly where I wanted it over the photo and trim.
Just to get a feel for the size of these ornaments, the photos I printed were 8x10 and I just did a little bit of trimming off the edges. So, they take up quite a bit of room on the tree.
After your photo is trimmed, brush a coat of mod-podge on the bottom of the tray and stick your photo down to it. Let that dry for a little while, and then paint a coat of mod-podge on top of the photo, covering it completely.
While applying the first coat of mod-podge, I kept the brush strokes consistently going all one way. On the second coat, I made the brush strokes go the opposite way. I found this gave more of a "canvas finish" look.
My baby and her favorite bun-bun. My heart.
Speaking of babies, my almost 2 year old little guy...smooch!
I let mine dry overnight, and then used hot glue to attach a ribbon to the back to hang them with. I know I'll enjoy pulling these out to use year after year!
You're getting just a tiny peek of my tree, I'll show you the rest next week when I'm honored and so excited to participate in 2 home tours. On Thursday, I'll be hanging out with over 50 bloggers for the Blogger Stylin' Home Tours hosted by Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Company.
Then, on Friday I'll be sharing in The 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes hosted by Jenny at Evolution of Style.
Check the schedule for both tours and follow along. There's sure to be some major holiday inspiration! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend...we're out for a snow day today!
Also linking up with Fox Hollow Cottage for the Dollar Tree Christmas Ideas Party.