Friday, March 2, 2012

Celtic Decorative Tray

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! 
- Kim

Electronic Cutting Machine: eCraft by Craftwell
Program: SCAL3
SVG - 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


  1. This tray is great. I really like the claddagh in the middle. I would love for you to share to my St. Patty's link party. :)

  2. This tray is great! I so love St. Patty's Day decor? I'm hosting a link party on wednesday at and would love it if you would link this up. I'm following LF and GFC.

  3. awesome tray! Ok loving your blog! LOVE your papercrafts! Thats one of my loves too and I share alot of my cards on my blog as well! Now happily following. Hoping you will want to follow back :)

  4. Love this!! Hello from your newest fan over at Diddles & Dumplings! Love you site! :)

  5. Wonderful tray---love that you are using it for decoration! Great job!

  6. such a cute way to serve your st.patricks day goodies! Super creative indeed!

    I saw that you commented on White Lights about her St.Patricks Day link up party...Just wanted to hop on over and say hi--and I think you would totally dig my st.patricks day scarf project I posted about! Come on over and follow along if you'd like!!! Happy Monday to you!

    (a blog all about COLOR!)

  7. This looks great! I hope you will link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

  8. What a lovely idea to decorate a tray! Beautifully done too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at Paper Issues!

  9. This is such a creative idea! I would love for you to Link up at my Linky Party via:

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful

  10. This is really looks like something you bought. Love all things Irish too!

  11. This is so cute! I have a tray that I'm trying to decide how to redo it. :) Thanks for linking up!

  12. Simpre hay un diseño mas bonito que el otro, y te invita a seguir creado y realizando diseños increibles, por eso no puedo estar sin mi ecraf... me encanta!!!