Memorable, adorable –
this handmade serving tray is a perfectly sweet wedding gift!
And, we love how Laura Louise created it with simple items we can all use to recreate this awesome transformation project.
From Laura Louise:
The project I did this month is super simple but also really cute. My daughter’s best friend is getting married and I wanted to give her something creative to add to the gift we already started for her. I thought it would be a cute idea to give her a serving tray they can use in the kitchen or possibly the bedroom, giving the new bride breakfast in bed.
I started off with a bamboo cutting board I picked up at the dollar store and used one of my own stencils I purchased from Amazon plus added two hardware pieces I picked up from Hobby Lobby.
I started by sanding down the cutting board and then wiping it clean. I went ahead and painted it with Paint Pixie’s Magical Chaulk Paint in Violet Lemonade and Glazed Donut. I used about 70% of the Glazed Donut and 30% of the Violet Lemonade in the mix.
After the first coat was dried, I went ahead and drilled two holes on each side for the handles. After that I put a second coat of the Violet Lemonade and Glazed Donut mix on both sides. Then I let it dry before putting on a top coat of Forcefield.
After the top coat had dried, I went ahead and used Chocolate Souffle mixed with water to make a chaulk paint stain.
I applied that stain onto the cutting board and then quickly removed it with a wipe. Super easy! And it left a great stain finish on top of the pink paint.
Once that was dried I went ahead and used Cream Puff for the stencil and for the hardware.
Once the hardware dried I went ahead and sanded it to have the dark metal show through the paint.
I finished it off using Forcefield again on the cutting board and also on the hardware.
This was a super easy and simple project that is great for gifts or even to use in your own home.
See Laura Louise’s full video tutorial here:
Honestly, so cute, right?
And, wouldn’t it be the perfect gift for a housewarming or even the fast-approaching Mother’s Day this weekend?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Until next time,
The Paint Pixies