This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you prefer store bought or handmade holiday decorations? We have a mix of both. Many of our ornaments were made by the kids and I. For home decorations, I have a few cute items we have made over the years. The one thing I was lacking was a nice serving tray for drinks. So, with the products from Dixie Bell Paint and a few items from my craft bin, I made this festive DIY Monogrammed Wooden Christmas Tray.
I love the products from Dixie Belle because they are affordable and you can do so much with them! You can make so many cute crafts with your kids for the holidays, like our DIY Monogrammed Wooden Christmas Tray. You don’t need to prep, sand or prime your surface before adding your favorite Dixie Bell Paint product. Their mineral paint is made from the highest quality materials, and come in a rainbow of beautiful colors.
Caitlin and I were impressed with the deep, rich color of our Barn Red Mineral Paint. The paint comes in three sizes; 8, 16 or 32 ounces and range in price from $9.95 to $32.95. The paint dries quickly in a flat finish, which was perfect for our DIY Monogrammed Wooden Christmas Tray. We sealed the tray with their Gloss Clear Coat, which comes in the same sizes as the paint. It retails from $12.95 to $31.95. We did all this great work using the Small Dixie Bell Paint Brush, which retails for $18.99. This brush is so well made, it will last us for years!
Anther reason to love the products from Dixie Bell Paint is because they are eco=friendly. You will not find any VOC’s. They are water based and non-toxic and are made right here in the USA. You can choose from metallic paints, glazes, waxes, clear coat finishes, stencils and the new Dixie Mud product for a 3-dimensional look. You can also adjust the consistency of their products. You can make them as thick or as thin as you want, just by adding water. Most pieces will take one to two coats for full coverage/ For the shabby chic lover in the bunch, you can create a rustic distressed look.
What You Will Need to make your DIY Monogrammed Wooden Christmas Tray::
- One wooden serving tray from your local craft store
- Holiday colored paint (I used the Barn Red Mineral Paint From Dixie Bell)
- 2-4 pieces of Christmas themed scrapbook paper
- Mod Podge (I make my own. Get your recipe here: (DIY Patriotic Fabric Mason Jars)
- Clear Coat (I used the Dixie Bell Gloss Clear Coat)
- Paint Brush (I used the Small Dixie Belle Paint Brush)
Step One: Paint your wooden tray. Allow to dry. Paint one additional coat. Allow to dry.
Step Two: Cut one piece of scrapbook paper to fit inside the tray. Adhere to tray with your Mod Podge. Allow to dry. Cut another piece of paper, as wide as the tray and 5″ tall. Fit this piece of paper inside the tray, about 2″ from the bottom. Adhere with Mod Podge and allow to dry.
Step Three: Using a stencil, cut out your monogram with your remaining paper. You can do just one initial or you can do your three initials. If you do the three initials, cut the first and third letters from one piece of the remaining paper and the middle letter from the other. Adhere with Mod Podge and allow to dry.
Step Four: Using your Dixie Bell Gloss Clear Coat, apply a thin, even layer to your tray. I did two coats, just to be sure. Allow to dry 24 hours before using your tray.
Now you are ready to serve your favorite holiday food or drinks on your newly made DIY Monogrammed Wooden Christmas Tray! Be sure to follow Dixie Bell Paint on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. One USA reader will win a Dixie Bell Paint gift pack ARV $40.
Do you have a DIY project in mind you can use the Dixie Bell Paint products on? Please tell me about it in the comments below!