Hello again, it's Anita here with you today.
We are now at the start of my absolute favourite time of year....Autumn! And there are some beautiful, vibrant paper collections out there to create with! I am lucky enough to have some of the Photoplay Thankful Collection to work with for my post today.
For the last couple of years I have been enjoying looking at Pinterest and other sites seeing the gorgeous tiered trays that seem to be all the rage in the USA. There are several variations of tray available and people decorate them to match the seasons changing and for other themes and celebrations....and I have completely fallen in love with the idea.
They can however work out quite expensive and as I rarely have spare money to buy *non essentials* I thought I would try and see what I could create myself for a fraction of the price!
Have a look and see what you think!
I started off with 2 different sized lightwood trays that I bought from Hobbycraft and a plain pine candle stick that I painted to match the trays. I dry brushed the trays and candle stick with white acrylic paint to give it a more rustic effect and used wood glue to fix the trays to the candlestick and create the 2 tiers.
Here is a list of products used to create all the following items that I have made for my 1st ever tiered tray attempt.
Thankful and Blessed
Warm and Cozy
Lengths of 90mm x 20mm wood
Lengths of 68mm x 15mm wood
Lengths of 90mm x 90mm wooden posts
Childrens Alphabet wooden blocks
ribbons, raffia and twine
mini wooden rolling pin
pine drawer knob
Various colour acrylic paints
MDF blank square photo frame
So, all of the wood pieces, blocks and bricks were painted with white, pumpkin orange or sage paint and then gently sanded the edges to slightly distress them and soften the edges. I added stickers from the element sheet and panels from the paper sheets, then raffia, twine and ribbons where needed.
The chunky wood block had a painted pine handle added to the top and I wrapped twine, raffia and ribbon onto it.
The beads were all painted with the same paints and I made a tassel from the twine and gingham check ribbon.
The MDF picture frame was painted white, backed with the reverse side of the paper and a rather lovely quote added.
the mini rolling pin was covered in paper and the raffa and ribbons tied on the ends. Super cute!
I made the pumpkin latte from a mini mason jar and added cinnamon, a straw and some sprinkles to the topping, finishing off with a gingham bow.
The childrens little alphabet blocks make a delightful little addition to the trays and you can make as many or as few as you like.
I added a few little shop bought bits...ceramic and plastic pumpkins, wooden mushrooms, greenery and autumns leaves.
I have to say that I am so very pleased with this for my first attempt and I am looking forward to decorating for Christmas in a short while....maybe even Halloween first!!
I hope you have enjoyed my post today, thank you for looking.