Fall Tray with Leaves
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Fall Tray with Leaves

Bring in the colors of autumn with this fall leaf serving tray crafted with Americana® paints.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paints – Moon Yellow, Deep Burgundy, True Red, Hauser Medium Green, Tangelo Orange and Saffron Yellow
  • DecoArt® Multi-Purpose Sealer
  • Americana® Spray Sealer, Matte
  • Wood Tray
  • Paintbrushes – ¾" Flat and Liner
  • Sanding Disc
  • Tracing and Transfer (or Graphite) Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

Project Instructions

Step 1 Seal and sand tray. Wipe away sanding dust.

Step 2 Base coat tray Moon Yellow.

Step 3 Paint top rim of tray Hauser Medium Green.

Step 4 Trace leaf patterns onto tray, or transfer patterns using graphite paper. Erase to lighten pencil or graphite lines.

Step 5 Paint leaves as follows: True Red, shade with Deep Burgundy; Saffron Yellow, shade and paint stems/veins with Tangelo Orange; Tangelo Orange, shade and paint stems/veins with True Red; mix Hauser Medium Green and Saffron Yellow to create avocado color; paint leaves this color and shade and paint stems/veins with Hauser Medium Green.

Step 6 Seal tray with Americana® matte spray sealer.


Allow to dry between steps.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Jean Kievlan courtesy of the DecoArt Design Team.