Here is to another Create and Share! There are a ton of great ideas in this particular bloghop and I am so proud of what the other gals have accomplished. For more great Walnut Hollow tray ideas (and more) check out what the other girls created….Trust me, you will be inspired.
Electronics Tray DIY Create and Share Challenge
This is a sponsored post. I was given items in return for a post. All opinions are mine and mine alone.
Happy Wednesday! This month I teamed up with the Create and Share gals, this particular challenge is hosted by Stephanie from Casa Watkins and this month our sponsor is Walnut Hollow. I was given a tray and woodburner to work with. Although we were not required to use the woodburner, I thought I would challenge myself and use it anyways. The last time I used a woodburner was in college, so this was all kind of new to me (I been out of college for almost 10years…Eeek!). Prior to receiving my tray, I new that I wanted to use it to hold my kids electronics. They are always losing their tablets and cords…I just needed to make something to house it in. When they get their tablets taken away, this tray can always serve another purpose. So, it serves a purpose and looks pretty at the same time. LOL!
Paint (2 different colors)
Prior to me using the wood burning tools on this tray, I drew my geometric freehand pattern on the wood, then I plugged in my woodburning tool and went to work.
Note: if you are using a woodburning tool, make sure you read ALL direction prior to usage. Do not use with kids in the area, kids are curious and they may touch it and can easily burn themselves.
Since my kids tablets are somewhat small, it only requires me to use the smaller side of the tray to store their devices. I have a decorative wooden bowl that I use to house their cords and it sits on the larger side of the tray, everything else is purely decor.
How I achieved a Two-Tone Engraved Look
I engraved lines using the woodburner on the face of the tray. Then I painted it a chartreuse color. I let it dry, then I painted over it with a dark jewel tone green paint. I let it sit for a little (till the paint was a bit tacky) then I went over some of the lines I wanted to highlight with a toothpick so that the yellow shows through underneath.
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