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Upcycle an old serving tray into a beautiful way to serve your tea!
Use paint to update an old wooden tray.

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  • How to make a tray. A Quatrefoil Patterned Serving Tray - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find or purchase a wooden tray. Mine had been used for gardening so I cleaned it up first and now it is ready for a coat of paint.

  • How to make a tray. A Quatrefoil Patterned Serving Tray - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using a medium to large paint brush, add 2-3 coats of acrylic paint using the color you want to be the base color.

  • How to make a tray. A Quatrefoil Patterned Serving Tray - Step 3
    Step 3

    I made a stencil out of vinyl using a digital paper cutter, but you can do the same using an exacto knife to cut out your stencil.

  • How to make a tray. A Quatrefoil Patterned Serving Tray - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using transfer paper, apply your stencil to the bottom of your tray. Apply 2-3 coats of your secondary color, let dry, and remove stencil. On mine I ended up liking the look of the stencil on the tray, so I left it on there instead of painting on my secondary color and removing it.

  • How to make a tray. A Quatrefoil Patterned Serving Tray - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once the paint has dried, apply 1-2 coats of Mod Podge to seal your tray.

  • How to make a tray. A Quatrefoil Patterned Serving Tray - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once the Mod Podge is dry (follow instructions on the bottle), enjoy your *new* tray by enjoying some hot tea or serving pastries to your friends!

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