This DIY monogram tray makes such a lovely gift for friends and family. Christmas will be more special because it is from the heart & hand.
Hello sweet friends, I have a wonderful little project for you. This DIY monogram tray is a day project that will create a beautiful memory for your friends and family.
Today’s post is part of a bigger event.
Welcome back to year 6 of our Festive Christmas Event where we team up with a bunch of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season.
We will be baking some cookie recipes for you, sharing some party games, making some handmade gifts, doing some ornament crafting, and sharing our Christmas movies family fun. There will be breakfast recipes and as always our decorated Christmas Trees which is always a fun tour of homes.
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Ready to get started on making this beautiful handmade DIY monogram tray? Let’s GO!
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Step 1: Create the Monogram
I found a great website that allows you to create a monogram and download it for free.
Download and print the logo. I printed mine on the 8×10 printer paper. Next, we are going “old school” and shading in the monogram with the side of a pencil. Once the back is covered, we will trace the monogram onto the tray bottom.
Step 2: Paint the tray
Apply a couple of coats of paint. Allow the tray to dry in between coats.
I mixed “Shamrock” color acrylic and glossy black to achieve this color.
Step 3: Trace the Monogram
Position your monogram in the center of the tray bottom. Secure with painter’s tape. Trace the monogram onto the tray bottom. Gently lift a corner of the paper to make sure the monogram is transferring. Remove the paper and use a pencil to trace lines if needed,
Step 4: Gold leaf the Monogram
With a fine tip brush, fill in the traced-out monogram with gold leaf paint. Allow the gold leaf paint to dry completely.
Step 4: Protect your project
Use a non-yellowing polyurethane to protect your beautiful project. I chose a spray formula. Apply 2 coats.
Now it’s time to share your gift. I would keep it simple with a pretty bow and gift tag.
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