It’s nearly Valentine’s Day and the Int’l Bloggers Club is getting together to show off our Valentine’s Day projects from around the world. We are really excited that this month we are celebrating the one year anniversary of this group. If you would like to take a look through this past years projects click here. I hope you enjoy looking at our Valentine’s Day projects and reading through a little bit of what we do around the world to celebrate. In this post I’ll be sharing How to Make Wall Décor Using a Tray and Stencils.
I bought this wooden tray at Goodwill for a Christmas present for my husband. He enjoys wood carving, so I thought this tray would be great for just that. Well I asked if I could use it and he sweetly let me borrow it for my Valentine’s Day project. I actually hope he carves this particular stencil design on the tray, but for now I’ll paint it on to see how it looks. 😉
This tray went through quite a process before I got it to here. I’ll just say what’s left here is some of the white I painted on the tray that has been distressed using sandpaper, and in the middle I stenciled one of my stencil designs that you can find in the resource library for email subscribers. I also sealed the piece with wax.
What do you think of this tray now? I went for the neutral look so it could be displayed all year round, and not just for Valentine’s Day, which is a big holiday in America. There’s not a set way to celebrate Valentine’s Day here, but there are some traditional things that are connected to the holiday. There’s the traditional Valentine’s Day gifts of a box of chocolates and flowers; the romantic, candlelit dinner. Oh and don’t forget the card lettered with those beautiful sentiments. I am definitely more of a traditional Valentine’s Day girl. I like the chocolates and flowers and any chance at not having to cook, sign me up! What about you? How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Be sure to check out the other ladies’ Valentine’s Day projects!!
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Thanks so much for sharing How to Make Wall Décor Using a Tray and Stencils!!