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It's DIY Day at Kimba's!
This week I'm working on getting a head start on Christmas decorating. I keep my Thanksgiving decorations up through Thanksgiving Day, and always before I've waited until after Thanksgiving to work on any Christmas decor. This year, though, I'll wait 'til after Thanksgiving to put anything Christmasy on display. . . but I'm as busy as an elf getting things ready.
Recently I found a stack of unusual trays at Goodwill. Eight trays, all just like this one:
This is printed on the back of the trays.
I'm guessing they're from the 1940's or '50's. I can just imagine these being all the rage for the homemaker who wanted to serve the latest in TV dinners to her family. Since that's not a pressing need of mine, I decided to see what I could do with my trays. I paid $2.00 for all eight trays, so I figured I had very little to lose by experimenting.
Here's one onto which I mod-podged Christmas tissue paper.
This one I spray-painted apple green, then stencilled a Christmas ornament in the corner. I have a friend who likes to decorate for Christmas with apple green and bright red, so this might find its way to her house.
These I'm calling B & W, the damask twins. I used three panels from a border stencil to make these.
And this one might be my favorite. You can imagine how long I hesitated at Hobby Lobby before purchasing this wrapping paper. I mean, really--does it get any better than houndstooth?? I spray-painted this tray red and then mod-podged a bit of my precious houndstooth wrapping paper just to the center panel.
What do you think? I think I like them! And I have three more that I can play with.
Do you have a thrift store treasure that's languishing in your basement? Pull it out and see if you can create something fun!
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