Hello everyone! Laura here with you today to
share a great home decor project to show your
patriotic spirit!! It's great for 4th of July but
it could be displayed for Memorial Day too!
This project was created using the Clear Scraps
I took the top frame first and painted using white
and gray acrylic paint brushed on top to create a
weathered wood/window frame look. On the back
piece of the tray, I glued down a piece of patterned
paper that looked like an American flag with the
stars and stripes. Then it's just creating a little
individual "scene" in each of the squares.
One of the fun tricks with these trays is to
layer the pieces you use to give it depth.
This shows the separate squares that are decorated UNDER
the acrylic layer. Before the acrylic layer is added and the
top frame and decor on the outside goes on.
Same here as well. It looks a bit plain before the pieces that
are glued onto the top of the acrylic, once the top frame
piece goes onto the tray. In this next picture, you can see
it really makes such a difference!
Don't be afraid to play with different ideas with
these trays! They really are a lot of fun, and they
make great home decor pieces as well as great gifts!
And just a reminder: Make sure to take the protective
film off of both sides of the acrylic. And if you plan on
sequins--make sure you add them before you glue down
that acrylic layer! I may speak from experience....haha!
For this project, I used the Clear Scraps Winter Sequin Mix.
Strange to think Winter Mix, but they have the perfect red,
white and blue for this project!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Other: Acrylic paint--gray, white, twine, foam tape,
Photoplay Paper-America the Beautiful paper and stickers.