This simple DIY is right up my alley...a little Frog Tape, a paper punch and Krylon Copper Spray Paint. Make this painted tray and painted votives to give a little copper warmth to your Christmas and Holiday home decor...or anytime decor.

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It all started with a trip to Target.

It was ‘errand running day’ and I was in search of a size 12-14 Carolina Panthers Zip Hoodie to finish out our Angel Tree gift for a young fella.

While I did not find the hoodie at Target, I did find charming little copper Moscow Mule ‘shot glasses’ that I knew would be perfect for an impromptu village on a shelf in my kitchen.tree-in-brass-cup-1

So, I left Target with my shot glasses and headed to the Habitat for Humanity Re-store in search of a window for a project I had in mind (that Santa’s Sweet Shoppe window).

Well, I didn’t find the window I was looking for, but I did spy these 6 little votives that had a flower pot shape to them (see a trend here?).

I knew they would come in handy sometime…I mean you can never have too many votives. Am I right? So I headed home without a hoodie or a window, but with copper Moscow Mule ‘shot glasses’ and glass votives shaped like flower pots.  votives-from-hfh-1

And that, my friends, is what I call a successful ‘errand running day’!

And then… in the car, on the way home, all excited about my finds…the little crafting angels that live in my head started throwing out ideas. 

I followed one of those ideas, came home and started punching stars out of  Frog Tape to stick to the sides of the votives. I mean, it was the beginning of December and I had nothing else to do. (roll my eyesstars-1

So, there is a little secret to punching shapes out of tape.  When you slide your tape into your punch, do it so that the not-sticky side is pushed up against the top of the punch so that it doesn’t stick going in.

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I put the tape stars on the votives and then spray painted the exterior of the votives in Krylon Premium Copper Metallic Brilliance Spray paint. I just stuffed paper inside of the votives when I painted them so that the paint wouldn’t drift inside as well.This simple DIY is right up my alley...a little Frog Tape, a paper punch and Krylon Copper Spray Paint. Make this painted tray and painted votives to give a little copper warmth to your Christmas and Holiday home decor...or anytime decor.

 

This simple DIY is right up my alley...a little Frog Tape, a paper punch and Krylon Copper Spray Paint. Make this painted tray and painted votives to give a little copper warmth to your Christmas and Holiday home decor...or anytime decor.

I should’ve called it a day after I painted those votives. But those of you who have a similar DNA makeup know that sometimes we just don’t know when to say when when it comes to making stuff. 

I knew I had a little tray that I picked up at Michael’s earlier this year languishing in my closet. In my excitement, I didn’t get a before picture…but it was one of their ArtMinds tray and probably cost $5, give or take.  I found it in their raw wood area.

So after I sanded it, I spray painted the tray white…This simple DIY is right up my alley...a little Frog Tape, a paper punch and Krylon Copper Spray Paint. Make this painted tray and painted votives to give a little copper warmth to your Christmas and Holiday home decor...or anytime decor.

…and stuck a few stars on it. I guess you call this ‘reverse stencilling’. Have you ever noticed that trying for a random pattern is almost as hard as going in a straight line?!

And I reused my stars. After I did the middle and it dried, I took them off and put them on the outside.  

This simple DIY is right up my alley...a little Frog Tape, a paper punch and Krylon Copper Spray Paint. Make this painted tray and painted votives to give a little copper warmth to your Christmas and Holiday home decor...or anytime decor.

Then I spray painted the tray with the same Krylon Premium Copper Metallic Brilliance Spray paint.

The frog tape makes the lines clean and crisp and easily pull off.  Look at that gleaming copper!This simple DIY is right up my alley...a little Frog Tape, a paper punch and Krylon Copper Spray Paint. Make this painted tray and painted votives to give a little copper warmth to your Christmas and Holiday home decor...or anytime decor.

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This simple DIY is right up my alley...a little Frog Tape, a paper punch and Krylon Copper Spray Paint. Make this painted tray and painted votives to give a little copper warmth to your Christmas and Holiday home decor...or anytime decor.

Such a very simple project.
This simple DIY is right up my alley...a little Frog Tape, a paper punch and Krylon Copper Spray Paint. Make this painted tray and painted votives to give a little copper warmth to your Christmas and Holiday home decor...or anytime decor.

This tray will be used often during the holidays…but I think it will also be used year-round. I can easily make it work during Fourth of July with the stars and all.This simple DIY is right up my alley...a little Frog Tape, a paper punch and Krylon Copper Spray Paint. Make this painted tray and painted votives to give a little copper warmth to your Christmas and Holiday home decor...or anytime decor.

And so, a trip to Target started it all; without that trip, I wouldn’t have my copper painted tray and painted votives. 

So, I do believe that this will be my last project of the year my friends. As much as I love ‘making stuff’ I have got to get to the grocery store and do a whole bunch of cooking… and eating.  

I’ve got to figure out what puzzle we’re going to put together and I’ve got to get some Christmas cards ordered…Minted here I come!

This simple DIY is right up my alley...a little Frog Tape, a paper punch and Krylon Copper Spray Paint. Make this painted tray and painted votives to give a little copper warmth to your Christmas and Holiday home decor...or anytime decor.

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5 Comments

  1. Lori

    December 14, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog. Even though everything you do isn’t easy, You are making a home, creatively. Keep it up… so enjoy your creativity with simple things. Thank you.

    Reply
    • lynn

      December 14, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Aw, thanks so much Lori! Your kind and encouraging words mean so much. Comments like yours definitely keep me going.

      Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  2. Maria

    December 14, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Love the tray, copper is so popular this year! Your photographs are so lovely, you are a good photographer. I also did a tray today for a post on Monday!

    Reply
    • lynn

      December 14, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Hi Maria and thanks so much for coming by today. I really do love the warmth of copper and so glad it’s getting its deserved love. And you can’t imagine how much I appreciate your compliment about my photography! I have been working on it so your compliment really means alot.

      Thanks for taking the time to leave your kind comment and I’m looking forward to seeing your tray!

      Hugs, LYnn

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  3. [email protected]

    December 21, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Lynn, this project has all my favorite things: random acts of DIY, punches, spray paint and DIY stencils. Both ideas are so cute. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design.

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