Fruit Serving Tray
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Fruit Serving Tray

Retro fruit designs and checkerboard pattern create a tray perfect for a hostess gift or for entertaining at home. Designed by Annabelle Keller, CPD
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Krylon Interior/Exterior Flat White and Gloss White
  • Krylon Interior/Exterior True Blue
  • Krylon Short Cuts Red Pepper and Hunter Green
  • Krylon Crystal Clear
  • Unfinished Wooden Tray
  • Fruit-pattern Rub-Ons (project used Chartpak #CSL021 Orchard Opulance)
  • Wood Balls 1-inch diameter- 3
  • 20-Gauge Green Wire, (1) 3-1/2” and (1) 1-1/2” Lengths- 3
  • Dremel Moto-Tool with 1/16” Bit and a 1/8” Spherical Cutter
  • Coping Saw or Similar Tool
  • Craft Glue
  • Leftover Newspaper/Recycled Paper
  • Sandpaper - Fine and Very Fine Grain
  • Tack Cloth
  • Painter’s Tape - 2” Width
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Wire Cutters
  • Craft knife
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Painting tray: Sand all surfaces with fine and then very fine sandpaper. Wipe clean with tack cloth.


Step: 2

Spray entire tray with Krylon Interior/Exterior Flat White (51502). Let dry.


Step: 3

Spray entire tray with Krylon Interior/Exterior Gloss White (51501). Let dry completely.


Step: 4

Adding Checkerboard to tray bottom: Cover entire bottom of tray with painter’s tape, overlapping each strip about ¼”. Using ruler and pencil, draw checkerboard pattern on tape, referring to photo for design. Carefully cut through tape along all of the drawn lines with a sharp craft knife. Pull off every other square to creat painting surface. Use a fingernail to press firmly along all tape edges to be sure edges are firmly adhered.


Step: 5

Mask sides of tray inside and out with painter’s tape. Spray tray with several light coats of Krylon Interior/Exterior True Blue (51910) until checkerboard pattern is covered completely. Let dry completely and remove tape.


Step: 6

Adding Rub-Ons: Follow instructions on packaging and refer to photo. Cut a border strip with leaf and dot attached. Apply to outside of tray with bottom of border ¼” from bottom of tray. Select and apply frute images inside white squares. For corners and partial squares, trip fruit images to fit. Apply floral images to insides and top edge as desired.


Step: 7

Spray with several light coats of Krylon Crystal Clear (1303)


Step: 8

Making Cherries: Using drill with 1/16” bit, drill a 3/8” deep hole in wood balls. Using a 1/8” cutter, make an indentation in ball at hole. (Tip: to make painting the wood balls easier, stand toothpicks in a scrap of Styrofoam and put wood balls on the toothpicks). Spray with Krylon Short Cuts Red Pepper (SCS-033) Let dry completely.


Step: 9

Draw leaves on the craft stick included in the Rub-On package. Using coping saw to cut them out. Wipe any dust away with tack cloth. Spray both sides with Krylon Short Cuts Hunter Green (SCS-047). Let dry completely.


Step: 10

Fold the 3-1/2” length of wire so that when a cherry is glued on to each end they are offset. Glue green wire stems and leaves to cherries and cherries to top edge of tray. Let dry.


Tips

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