Friday, August 24, 2012

Altered Wooden Tray

Creative Greetings to you! Today I'm posting my wooden serving tray turned shadow box. It started as a bare wood 6"x6" mini tray and looks so different now.
These wooden trays are available in craft stores and even at Oriental Trading by the dozen, so they are an inexpensive option for turning into a cute little keepsake.
I started by painting my bare wood tray with black acrylic paint, then when it was dry, I used sand paper to remove some of the paint on the tray edges for a more distressed look.
 Then I simply rubber stamped words into the bottom of the tray with Club Scrap's White Pigment Ink, and then added more elements from my stash as I went along.
Club Scrap's Just Dandy Stickers made a nice addition, as well as the black and white Vogue Stickers shown below.
Along with the photo, cutaparts, stickers, colored Style Stone (Clearsnap), typewriter alpha bead/charms, and feather butterfly - the tray shadow box shaped up.
Thinking this tray really serves up its contents well, now this shadowbox sits on the top of my desk hutch for all to enjoy.

Thanks for stopping Kay's Keepsakes!
Wishing you a most creative day!


  1. Kay, that is just beautiful! I hope it hangs in your house where you can look at it all the time!

  2. Kay, what a wonderful piece! And love the distress look!

  3. What a great project......thanks Kay for the inspiration

  4. Love this, Kay. I have a couple of trays I found, intending to do something similar. Need to get on that! Thanks for the inspiration.