Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Fast and Easy Gift for Christmas

Do you need a fast, easy and inexpensive gift for the holidays?
This is your answer.
I bought this faux silver tray at Dollar Tree.  I didn't want it the shiny silver it was, so I sprayed it with Rustoleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze.
I held the spray can back far enough that it splattered and didn't do a thorough coat of paint.  Just enough to make it look old and dull.
Note:  The actual piece does not have that yellowish tinge to it.  Don't know where that came from.  It shows the color better in the following photo.
I then added scrapbooking letters spelling out JOY.  At the bottom, I took a nail and punched a hole and threaded a hanging crystal like doo-dad from the hole.  Just knot it in there. I found these in the Christmas items at HL.
I then added a simple 1 1/2" black grosgrain ribbon bow to the top and accented it with a vintage earring.
I hot glued a small black ribbon loop to the back to hang it.
You could use all kinds of lettering:
or whatever you desire.
Hope you enjoy making this!!
Till next time, Judy


  1. Such a cute idea - I may have to try this myself - thanks for sharing....

  2. Love that! Another page in the holiday section of the book I think you should write!

    Cheery wave!

  3. Thanks Judy for commenting on my wine box. I wanted to see what you were up to over here and I love your holiday tray decor. So clever.

  4. What a wonderful idea. I like how you roughed up the plate a little so it's not so shiny. Really like the crystal and bow embellishments too.

  5. What a wonderful idea! It's really not too early to start thinking about Christmas is it? Soon it will be Halloween and then we will fly through Thanksgiving. I'm going to make this for someone on my gift list for sure!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  6. Great idea :D so gonna have to try this.

  7. Cute, cute, cute Judy! Does your mind ever stop? Love it. btw...the sunflowers are from Michaels. I try to swap the out with real ones when ever possible.

  8. That's a good one, Judy! Oh my gosh, we really need to start thinking about Christmas don't we? I love to hand make all of our gifts, so I better get on it :) Have fun this weekend! Can't wait to see what you find.
    xo, Andrea

  9. That's so pretty! Great idea.

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my project. Have a happy weekend!

  10. That's a amazing idea, you are one creative blogger. Hmmmm I have a front door, I can get a tray...Ho ho ho!

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  11. Great aging on the cute tray! Love how you repurposed this sweet tray to make it vintage and thrifty at the same time! xo's Pam

  12. So cute! Do you EVER run out of ideas?

  13. That is a great idea! It looks adorable. I am looking for some Christmas craft ideas that my girlfriends and I can do during our craft night; this is a keeper.

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment.



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