Steampunk Botanica Serving Tray Advent Calendar
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Steampunk Botanica Serving Tray Advent Calendar

With prints ranging from flowers and clockwork pieces to skulls, butterflies, and keys, this collection is pure Steampunk! Be sure to pick up a stack soon!
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Recollections™ Paper Pad, 12"x12" – Steampunk Botanica
  • Unfinished Serving Tray
  • Scrapbook Paper – Corkboard
  • Craft Paint – Gold
  • Grosgrain Ribbon, 1½" – Light Brown
  • Gingham Ribbon, 3/8" – Brown
  • Brads – Assorted Coordinating Colors or Finishes (18)
  • Paper Crafting Punch – Tag and 1" Circle
  • Foam Bush, 1"
  • Rub-on – Number (1 to 31) and Letters
  • Hole Punches, 1/8" and ¼"
  • Binder Ring
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Paper Crafting Adhesive
  • Low Heat Glue Gun
  • Decoupage Glue
  • Scissors
 

Project Instructions

Paint all small edges of the tray (including inside of the handles) with your gold craft paint. Set aside to dry.

While the paint is drying, cut out 31 tags from assorted prints from the stack. Lay these out in desired order in front of you. Punch out 31 circles with your 1" circle punch, all from a white and cream-based print. Ink around the edges of each circle and adhere one to each of your assorted tags.

Beginning with the first tag and continuing until the last, add a rub-on number from 1 to 31 on each tag in the center of each circle. Punch a 1/8" hole in the top of the first 18 tags and a ¼" hole in the remaining 13. Thread the last 13 tags onto your binder ring. Set these aside.

Decoupage your desired print to all sides of the tray except for the center inside section (front and back included). Allow everything to dry completely. Cover the remaining surface (center inside section of the tray) with a piece of the corkboard sheet cut to size; adhere firmly in place.

Rub on the words “Everyday Celebration” to the top center area of the corkboard section. Attach a section of both pieces of ribbon to the back of the board, just above this area, to hang as desired.

Add your first 18 tags to the middle of the board one by one by sticking a brad through the hole and attaching them in place. Attach the binder ring and additional tags to the handle on the right side of the tray. Attach a section of both ribbons around the ring, finishing it off in a knot.

Tips

•If desired, print and attach quotes, daily challenges, or other wisdom to the back of each tag. •Change the prints, add solids, or ink the edges of the tags to give each piece a different look.