Christmas Calendar, Day 6
Happy Independence Day to all you Finns out there!
For the Dad: Stamped Barrel Tray
Earlier this fall I saw this ah-mazing winebarrel inspired tray post made by lil blue boo. I immediately knew I had to make something similar for my Dad for Christmas. Since my parents are visiting us right now, I wanted to incorporate California somehow.
This is how I went about it:
I bought a circular wooden piece (table top?) at Lowes, this was the smallest one, at about 7 dollars. I stained it with Minwax Wood Finish in Special Walnut. Wipe off any excess stain immediately!
I made a stencil in a vector programme called iDraw,
you can use the same one if you want, here you go:
I printed it out, and cut out the letters with a paper knife. I had a palm tree on mine so I would remember it, but since it was not my design I did not use it in my tray. I made a palm tree stamp out of a linoleum block instead. You could also draw a palmtree/surfer silhouette on your stencil, and cut it out.
(I used black crafts paint)
I finished the tray with some Rust-Oleum ultimate polyurethane in Satin. A bit scary since it looks like mod podge! I'm not sure you can keep food on this, check with staff if you want a finish that is okay to use in case you want to keep food directly on the tray.
I screwed on some handles I found at Lowes; they came with screws in the same color.
And there you go :)
Would you guys like me to make an iDraw tutorial for making this curved text?