Do you love to set up a festive party buffet filled with your favorite food and drinks? Are you getting ready to celebrate the holidays with your family, and even ring in the New Year with some of your favorite people? I certainly am! Today I am sharing my “Happy Everything” New Year’s serving tray. With a few supplies, you can create an easy and impressive tray to serve up your favorite food and drinks this New Year’s!
Friends, I don’t know about you, but I love the sparkle. Give me some glitter and I am a happy girl! That is why I was SO excited to open my packet of Ultra Metallic Vinyl from my friends at StyleTech Craft. The colors are endless, and gorgeous! This is going to be your new favorite…or is that just me? Anyway, for this project I went with the black, champagne, and seafoam colors to create this cute serving tray for the holidays! I am so excited to be sharing this with you today as part of the StyleTechCraft™ Design Team! Each month, I am going to share a new project with you, in hopes of bringing some creativity and design into your home!
Since this is such a festive design, the Ultra Metallic was the perfect vinyl! I do want to be able to use the tray over the entire holiday season, so I chose a phrase and a color scheme that would work with both Christmas and New Year’s. How can you make this for yourself? Here we go……..
Silhouette Cameo or an alternative cutting machine
Begin by setting up your file in your design screen. For this project, I used the “Milkshake” font and a free set of arrow designs I had downloaded off of Pinterest. Type the words “Happy Everything” in the design space and size it to fit in the center of your tray. Next, add the arrow and line it all up as you want it to appear on your tray. Now, remove the arrow to the side of your design screen, so it is off the cutting screen.
Next, place your seafoam vinyl, glitter side up, on your cutting mat. If you are using a Cameo, set your blade to the recommended settings on your software. Mine is set at a “1” for adhesive vinyl. Cut your words “Happy Everything” and set aside.
After this is cut, remove the text from your design screen, and pull the arrow back onto it. Add the champagne vinyl to your cutting mat and send the arrow to cut. Remove this and set it aside.
Finally, follow the same procedure with your black vinyl. I wanted some confetti shapes to fill in some blank space, and so I cut some circles and stars to randomly place on my tray.
When all of your cutting is finished, you need to weed off the excess vinyl with your weeding tool. Next, use some rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball to wipe the surface of your tray clean. This is a really important step when you are applying vinyl to a glass surface.
Apply the transfer tape to the top of your Happy Everything, and peel the white backing off to expose the adhesive side of the vinyl. Line it up on your tray and press it down firmly. Gently, at an angle, remove the transfer tape to reveal your design! Repeat this process with your arrow.
Next, randomly place your confetti pieces on your surface. I have to say, this was really hard for me! I like things lined up and neat, not scattered. It was a challenge for me to randomly place them so they didn’t look too lined up!
Now, your tray is ready to be used! It is important to know that to wash this, you want to wipe it clean with a damp towel, not soak it in water. Also, do not put food directly on the tray so it touches the vinyl. If you want to serve food on it, make sure it is in a separate serving dish. This is a great piece to use for serving drinks to guests, while adding a bit of sparkle to your party!
This tray would be great for a hostess gift if you added a small box of crackers and some unique cheeses. Or, wrap it with some wine glasses and some champagne to bring over for New Year’s. The options are endless!
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