Mr. Claus has been a wee bit jealous that I’ve made a lot of projects dedicated to his wife, so it was time to give give the jolly old guy some attention too, with a pallet wood Christmas tray. I wouldn’t want to get on his naughty list!
Kringle’s Toy Co. is my newest stencil design!
How to make a Christmas pallet wood Christmas tray!
- Cut pallet boards to your desired length, and cut 2 extra pieces slightly smaller than the height of the pallet boards all together. I cut my pallet boards about 21″ long. The height of them together was 11″, so I cut my 2 extra pieces 10″ long, and attached them together with screws.
- Tip – make sure you have screws long enough to go through both pieces of wood, but not too long that they poke through the other side.
Here’s the top view. Don’t worry if your boards have stains or marks – they’ll look better in the next step!
2.Stain the connected pallet pieces, and allow to dry.
3. Position your stencil and secure in place with painter’s tape or clips.
With just a small amount of paint on your brush, lightly tap the brush and fill in the stencil area.
Tip – I use an old rag to rub most of the paint off of my brush, so it’s almost dry. This prevents paint from bleeding under the stencil.
4. Allow the paint to dry, then seal with spray sealer (my favorite sealer from Amazon)
5. Attach drawer pulls as handles.
And it’s finished!
On a total side
note rant, I it was darn near impossible to find old-fashioned Christmas toys in the stores. Granted, I don’t live in a big city with a lot of shopping options. After my third stop, I did finally find jacks, but I had to buy some cheapo wood blocks at the dollar store. I know antique stores often have old ones, but I didn’t want to spend a small fortune on them.
It’s the perfect size for the coffee table, or use it as a serving tray. Imagine surprising someone in your family with a hot cup of cocoa on Christmas morning on this tray!
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