Home Decor with Houston – Fabulous Fourth Tray

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Fourth of July is sneaking up on us!  I love the Fourth of July and I have wonderful memories of hometown parades and clambakes on the beach.  One thing that I always loved was all the decorations; crimson, navy, and a crisp white that had faded to cream over the years.  I wanted to recreate those feelings with my own Fabulous Fourth Tray.

  • You will need the following supplies to make this great project:
    Quickutz Revolution
    United States Country Dies
    Crimson, Navy, and Gold Cardstock
    White, Brown, and Green Cardstock Scraps
    Xyron sticker maker or a preffered die cut adhesive
    1 sheet of worn grid paper from Scenic Route
    1 unfinished serving tray from Creative Imaginations
    1 bottle of Crimson acrylic paint or Ranger Paint Dabber
    1 foam brush
    1 bottle of Matte Finish Sealer

  • Begin by painting the outside and inside edges of your tray Crimson.
  • Next measure the inside bottom of your tray and trim your grid paper to fit.
  • Now it’s time to make all those great die cuts! Begin cutting out your American shapes and embellish them in anyway that you would like… inking, chalking, glitter pen, etc.

  • Lay out your die cuts around the bottom of the tray to determine their placement. Glue them down one at a time so that you can keep the alignment correct.
  • Now seal your tray with several coats of sealer and enjoy!

This project is so much fun to make and your kids can help you arrange the pattern and glue things down! I hope you enjoy this tray for years to come.

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