I love celebrating St. Patrick's Day! I guess it's fitting, since I'm Irish. It's a day of good food, good friends, and good times. Okay, and maybe a Guinness or two... ;-)
Today I have a decorative tray to share with you! It's an altered wooden tray and I used my eCraft cutting machine and two kits from SVG Cuts to make this too! I really just wanted a fun and different decoration for my mantle so, I won't be using this as a tray (lol, what it's really intended for).
The inside of the wooden tray is about 13 inches long by 9 1/2 inches tall. The inside depth is about 1 1/2 inches.
I sanded the tray and painted it with white acrylic paint. I cut out the Celtic Knots and Claddagh with my eCraft. Both came from kits by SVGCuts. Each Celtic Knot is 2 inches wide and the claddagh is about 7 inches wide. I adhered all my paper piecings together with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive and after they dried, used mod podge to adhere them to the inside of the tray.
This project was easy to make and I love how it turned out! I suppose I could always get a piece of clear acrylic cut to the inside dimensions and pop it in and actually use this as a tray (probably not for storing hot items or liquid on it though), but for now it looks great as a mantle decoration!
Thanks for looking!
Electronic Cutting Machine: eCraft by Craftwell
SVG Files: SVGCuts.com - Celtic Knots and Clovers SVG Collection (for the Celtic Knot) and Lucky Day Bags and Boxes SVG Kit (for the Claddagh)
Cardstock: Bazzill and Recollections
Wood Tray: from AC Moore
Acrylic Paint: Folk Art
Adhesives: Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive; Mod Podge
Linking Up To:
Itsy Bitsy Paper Blog - St Paddy's Day Project Parade Link Party
Craft-O-Maniac Monday Link Party
Paper Issues - Go Green Or Go Home
White Lights On Wednesday - St. Patrick's Day Linky Party
Serendipity and Spice - Manic Monday