I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.
With the start of the new season of Downton Abbey this month, I’ve been adding small, elegant touches around my home that remind me of my favorite show. I decided to make an elegant wood tray out of a gorgeous wood shadow box from Michaels, as well as some of my favorite Plaid craft supplies.
I just LOVE the way my serving tray turned out, and have been eating delicious chocolates off of it. Now if only I had a butler or ladies’ maid to serve me…
Elegant Wood Tray:
- Wood Shadow Box (from Michaels)
- Martha Stewart Crafts Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint (in Rose Gold)
- Foam Paintbrush
- Paper and Matte Mod Podge (or any other variety would work too)
- Scrapbook Paper or Wrapping Paper
- Wood Scroll Piece
- Glue Gun
Step 1. Paint the frame scroll detail, the outside, and the inside walls of the wood shadow box with the rose gold metallic paint. Paint the small wood scroll decorative piece, and set aside. Let dry.
Step 2. Cut a rectangular piece of scrapbook paper or wrapping paper to fit the inside the shadow box. I used some Downton Abbey wrapping paper left over from my Downton Abbey tea party I recently held.
Step 3. Apply a thin layer of paper Mod Podge with a foam brush to the inside of the serving tray, and carefully lay down the cut decorative paper so that it fits evenly on the bottom. Be sure to smooth out any wrinkles and/or air bubbles in the paper, and let dry for 2 hours. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top of the paper as a protective coating. Let dry.
Step 4. Using a glue gun, apply some glue to the bottom of the decorative wood scroll piece, and carefully press the scroll piece down onto the bottom middle of the serving tray as a decorative element.
I love the way this gorgeous serving tray turned out! Just add chocolates, and you’re ready to indulge in elegance! Now about that butler. Where’s Mr. Carson when you need him?