Ceramic Spring Tray {All In a Day}

Hello my friends!!

Welcome to another week at oopsey daisy!  Our weekend was a whirlwind of excitement as we moved into our very first home.  But now the dust is settling, and we are slowly digging ourselves out of the towers of boxes!  Luckily I have many more talented guests lined up to help out this week while my craft room is still in boxes.

Today, I am thrilled to share sweet Amy with you.  Amy blogs at All In a Day.  She is super talented, and I adore her photography! I know you'll love this adorable bunny ceramic spring tray!

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Hey there, Oopsey Daisy readers!!  You guys have no idea how excited I am to be here today!  I absolutely adore Alison and her blog!! 

My name is Amy and I blog over at All In A Day!  I am the wife to an amazing hubby, the mama to an amazing baby, and a creative spirit who just tries to fit it all in!

I wanted to share with you a super fun Spring/Easter craft!

Ok, so there’s a little background story that goes with this tray.  Back in February, I attended the Blissdom blogging conference in Nashville.  It was loads of fun and my favorite part was the Opryland Hotel where we stayed (and also where the conference was held).  The hotel had the cutest little gift shop.  In the gift shop, there was an amazing chevron Spring/Easter platter.  It was so stinkin’ cute and I just had to have it!!!  I didn’t even look at the price tag.  I told myself I would come back and purchase it before the conference was over.  Well, wouldn’t you know with all the conference hoopla, I totally forgot to go back and get the platter!  RATS! 

So what’s a DIY gal to do?  DUH…..make one of her own!!

So I set out to Target and Hobby Lobby to gather my supplies.  Here’s what you’ll need:

Materials:

  • 1 ceramic plate/tray/platter (I got mine for $4 at Target)
  • FolkArt enamel paint in your color choices
  • foam brush
  • vinyl (or stencils of your choice)
  • oven

 

Here’s how ya make it:

1.  Make sure your tray is clean.  A quick wipe down with a damp paper towel will do the trick!  Dry it off.

2.  Make your stencils.  I used my Silhouette cutting machine to make the chevron and bunny.  If you don’t have a Silhouette, vinyl (or contact paper) and a craft knife will do the trick as well!  My goal was to use the negative space of the chevron as my stencil.  But, if I did it that way, I only wound up with 3 chevron stripes and I wanted 4.  So, I literally peeled up each chevron stripe and traced around it with a pencil on my plate.  It worked just fine for me, it just took a little patience.  Smile

3.  Paint your chevron stripes on.  The deal with this enamel paint is that it goes on a little “bubbly”.  There will be some bubbles on your plate.  Just try to smooth them out as best as you can. 

4.  Place your plate in a cool oven and heat to 350 degrees.  Bake for 30 minutes and allow it to cool in the oven.

5.  Take it out of the oven and admire your pretty chevron stripes!

 

6.  Now it’s time for your bunny stencil!  Again, I used my Silhouette to cut out a bunny silhouette.  I thought about using an egg, but wanted to be able to have this out all Spring long, not just for Easter.  I placed the stencil in the middle of the plate and painted over it with yellow enamel paint.

 

7.  Carefully peel up the vinyl stencil and discard. 

8.  It’s time to bake again!  Place your plate in a cool oven and heat to 350 degrees.  Bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool in the oven.

9.  Step back and enjoy your cute new spring tray!

**Note:  You could probably skip the first round of baking and just allow your chevron stripes to air dry for an hour or so, then apply the yellow bunny and bake just once at the end.

Now I’m just having a hard time deciding if I want to display the tray on my spring mantel……

 

Or in the kitchen holding my favorite Spring treats……

{Notice how one of the cupcakes mysteriously disappeared!!}

 

So there you have it!  A cute and easy Spring craft!  Enjoy!  If you like this project, be sure to hop on over to my blog and say hi!  Thanks again, Alison, for having me today!!  You’re the best!

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I love the chevron, and the bunny is so cute!  What an adorable spring project!  You definitely need to check out Amy's blog for more fun ideas!

Teal/chevron kitchen towels, Burlap spring wreath, DIY mini pallet art

Thanks for reading!

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  1. Thanks do much for having me today, Alison! Good luck with all the unpacking!! xoxo
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  2. This is too stinking cute and so easy! Thanks, ladies!
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