Tribal-Inspired Arrow Tray (and Silhouette Blog Hop Giveaway!)
The Silhouette Design team is doing a “Favorite Things” Blog Hop Giveaway. We’re each sharing a tutorial featuring our favorite Silhouette product and then giving some away too! First, I’ll show you how I made this Tribal-Inspired Arrow Tray with my personal favorite product, Silhouette Stencil Material, and then you can enter to win two rolls to try it out yourself. Then you just hop to the next blog in line to do the same thing. Fun, right?
Here’s what you’ll need for my project:
- Raw Wood Tray (This one was $4.99 at Michael’s)
- Weathered Gray Stain
- Paint Brush and Rag
- Stencil Material
- Arrow Design (I used the 3 arrow down in this Echo Park Arrow Pack)
- Acrylic Paints
- Painting Supplies (tray, brushes, water)
First, I laid out my design in Silhouette Studio. I made my page size the same size as the tray so I knew how much room I’d have to work with. Then I cut it out with my Silhouette CAMEO. If you’ve got a new blade, the cut settings recommended in Silhouette Studio for Stencil Material are perfect. But if your blade is a little dull and worn, I recommend upping the blade by a number or two so you get a nice clean cut.
Then stain your tray with the Weathered Grey Stain. I brush some on with a paint brush and then rub in with an old rag, going with the grain of the wood. Stain is really hard to get off your hands, so wearing gloves is recommended. I speak from experience. 🙂
Once it dried overnight, I applied my stencil.
Then I picked an assortment of paint colors…
…and began to paint at random.
After the painting is done, carefully remove the stencil. Wash with mild soapy water and hang to dry. I love that it’s re-useable! I’m planning to make a few tote bags with the same arrow design so it’s awesome to be able to use the same stencil again. If you plan to use the tray as an actual serving tray, you should seal it with polyurethane or the sealant of your choice. I’m thinking about hanging mine in a gallery wall!
Now it’s time to enter to win two rolls of stencil material!
- Open to US/Canada Residents, 18 & older.
- Void where prohibited.
- Giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. Prizes will be fulfilled by Silhouette America.
- Winner cannot have won another Silhouette America giveaway in the past 90 days.
- Winners should expect their prize to arrive within 4-6 weeks.
Now you head to the next blog in line to win more Silhouette goodies!
Visit Kim over at NewlyWoodards for the next giveaway in the blog hop.
Also, if you’re a new visitor, be sure to follow along as I share a lot of Silhoutte projects including one every Silhouette Saturday!
Here’s a list of ALL of the Silhouette Design Team Blog Hop Posts (in no particular order) in case you think you may have missed one!…