As a seasoned mom I have been gifted many handmade gifts. I’m certain all moms have and while we love the macaroni necklaces and handprint paintings here is another fun DIY project for those parents that are feeling a bit more crafty this upcoming Mother’s day. I have always walked by the raw wood section in Michaels and have wanted to do something with these wood plaques they have. They have a saw tooth hanger on the back so they can been used as artwork, but you can also remove the saw tooth hanger and use it as a tray. So, here is my take on what I would do both ways, tray and artwork.
You need to start out with a large art plaque. I have always seen them at Michaels but perhaps other crafts stores have them as well.
They are in their natural state so, I just gave them a dose of color with high gloss spray paint.
After placing the faux leather piece inside the tray I poured a mixture of pour on high gloss finish. Then it needs to set overnight.
I have been using it on my vanity for nail polishes:
It’s the perfect size to line them up, but can also be used for jewelry or even drinks.
For the wall hanging I also painted the tray a high gloss color in this case pink and then I used some glitter letter stickers to write something on the wall hanging. You could do whatever you like, but we tend to get a little silly with our mom and, “Hey Girl” or the Spanish variation, “Miya” is a common hello.
You simply need to stick your letters done on the tray and then again with the pour on epoxy you cover all of the letters and fill the tray with it.
Smooth out any bubbles with a piece of cardboard. You gently need to graze the top of the mixture.
Let it set overnight and then get ready to hang!
I think it’s a fun pop to any gallery wall. It’s happy glittery take on the black and white typography artwork that we are seeing everywhere. I will take glitter any day of the week!