Use Stencil Designs To Craft A DIY Wooden Tray
Good morning, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends. Serve guests better with our unique DIY serving tray. Friends and family will love your stylish and handmade serving tray. Today we’re sharing a stencil tutorial showing how easy it is to craft a tray using our Radiance Mandala Stencil. Let’s take a look…
This past week, Greg had hoped to complete a stencil project from a remote location. Unfortunately his location was a bit too remote, so we filled in for Greg at the Cutting Edge Stencils Studio. You can watch this week’s tutorial on our Facebook page. Go ahead and like our page so you don’t miss out on these interesting videos. This week we chose to show our stencil fans how to craft a DIY wooden tray and stencil it using the Radiance Mandala pattern. For those who love tutorials, you will love this instructional video.
Let’s walk through the steps for completing this project. First we rounded up the supplies needed which included a 17 inch wooden round from Home Depot, a two inch dense foam roller, a stencil brush, Benjamin Moore Ben paint in Navajo White, Varethane Stain in Whole Navy, Varethane Polyurethane in gloss, and our Radiance Mandala design.
With all of our materials on hand, we were ready to start stenciling. We sprayed the stencil with repositionable spray adhesive. When the adhesive felt slightly tacky but not overly wet (about 5 minutes after spraying) we then placed it on top of the wooden round.
When we were comfortable with the placement of the stencil, we patted it down. The adhesive helped hold it in place.
We used a two inch dense foam roller to paint the pattern in Benjamin Moore’s Navajo White. The excess paint was rolled off onto a piece of paper towel. Too much paint will cause the design to bleed.
A stencil brush was used to paint the intricate portions of the mandala pattern. We dipped the brush into the paint and then brushed off any excess on a piece of paper towel.
After the pattern was painted, we lifted the stencil to reveal the mandala design.
Now it was time to add a little color to the wooden tray. We used Varethane water-based wood stain in Whole Navy. We dipped the bristle brush into the stain and then painted it onto the wooden circle.
Then we brushed the stain off with paper towel and revealed the pretty pattern.
Next, we sealed our painted pattern using a Varethane Polyurethane in gloss.
When the tray was dry, we drilled holes to attach the handles. Three inch handles were purchased at Home Depot. Then we stepped back to admire the beautiful Mandala Stencil Pattern. We are about to flood you with some beautiful eye-candy!
We love the stylish flair that this intricate Mandala pattern gives this DIY wooden tray.
Tell us, which mandala stencil design would you use on stenciled tray? Leave us a comment below, we’d love to read your thoughts!
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Michelle and The Cutting Edge Stencils Crew