If you didn’t know this already, let me tell you now.
I screw up projects all the time.
All. The. Time.
Seriously, like out of 10 project ideas, maybe 3 or 4 actually become what I had envisioned in my head.
The failures go into a scrap pile.
Waiting for when they can be made into something awesome.
Except for those tassels I tried to make out of clothesline. Those went straight to the trash because they looked like ramen noodles hanging from my lamps.
I’m not even kidding. Straight up ramen noodles, except thicker.
The beginnings of this tray started last fall.
When I had this brilliant idea to mod-podge vinyl onto it.
Not so much.
But I threw the wood round in the pile of failures and last week, it suddenly clicked as to what I could do with it.
A DIY Confetti Tray.
Because really, who doesn’t need a little confetti in their lives?
The best part is that you don’t have to screw up a project to get this tray.
Sucks for me.
- Wood Round
- Velvet Finishes Ready (You may not need this to prime your wood round, but I had to since it had a glossy paint over it.)
- Velvet Finishes Minimalistic & Glamorous (Or other colors of your choice)
- Gold Craft Paint
- Pencil with a good round un-used eraser
- Good paintbrush
- Velvet Finishes Protect
- Handles (Mine are these.)
- Drill (for installing the handles)
If you have a new unpainted wood round, you can skip to step 2. If you screwed up a project with a wood round previously like me, you may need to use some Ready on it.
The paint color that I had put on this wood round previously was a glossy pink. Since the finish was glossy, I used Ready to prime it. I sprayed it on, let it sit for a few minutes then wiped it clean with a paper towel.
Paint the wood round whatever color your little heart desires.
I used Minimalistic, a true, clean white, so that my confetti dots would pop on the white. I did three coats.
After your base coat is good and dry, make your confetti dots.
I found that the best way to make my confetti dots was with the eraser end (a good, non-used eraser) of a pencil. I just dipped the eraser in the paint and dotted it on the wood round. I made my dots with Glamorous and gold craft paint. You can do any pattern of dots that you want to – I opted to do kind of an “ombre” dot effect and put more at the bottom of the tray than at the top.
Protect your tray with a topcoat.
Since this piece will be seeing some drinks and other heavy use, I opted to give it added protection with Protect. One coat is all you need.
Top your tray off with handles on either side.
Now go have a party so you can use your tray.
Heck, forget the party. Just use it for no other reason than just because!
If you are a confetti fan, you’ll want to see these projects as well..
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Disclosure: This post was a collaboration with Velvet Finishes. However, all opinions and projects made from failed projects are 100% mine.
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