Yup! I used a silverware tray as my base! I know the back will still look like a tray, but I just loved the raised border around the edge. Plus at $7 I was still keeping the project lower than just buying it at Cracker Barrel.
First I spray painted the tray white. Then I used my Silhouette to cut out the words in vinyl. This is another PVPP project! (Well actually PVGP since I didn't paint a second time, I glittered!) I wanted the words to be red glitter, so I didn't peel off the background, I peeled out the letters and placed the rest carefully inside the tray using transfer tape.
Then I learned something which almost ruined my project. I used spray adhesive and poured all my glitter on and waited for it to dry. Almost none of the glitter stuck! Now I was left with a glittery mess and still had to find a way to get the letters to be all glitter. Thankfully I hadn't peeled off the vinyl yet. I let it sit for a while and then tried again with Mod Podge. It worked, thank goodness!
It turned out just how I imagined, and to me it's a little better than Cracker Barrel's, not only because I like my font better, but because I made it myself. A true DIY project! I guess this could have fit our Red and White theme from our Sister's Challenge last week!
What DIY Projects have you done this holiday season?