How to Make Christmas Crafts for the Kitchen


Making Christmas Serving Trays
Extend the Christmas cheer through your entire decor -- including your serving trays. So much of the Christmas celebrations revolve around food that it makes sense to have something nice to serve up your best recipes.


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In this section, we'll show you how to make Christmas serving trays. We'll also give you holiday drinks to put on the serving tray.

Cookie Wagon Express

You'll Need:
  • PAINT
    • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: snow white, raspberry, country red, blush, forest green
  • BRUSHES
    • 2 inch foam
    • #10 flat
    • #2 script
    • #0 liner

      Christmas Cookie Wagon Express is a Christmas craft that becomes a great Christmas serving tray
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      Cookie Wagon Express

  • SUPPLIES
    • Wizzer Wagon
    • Brown paper bag
    • Clear tape
    • Ruler
    • Pencil with new eraser
    • Water-base varnish
    • White wood glue
    • 1 yard red ribbon, 23/4 inches wide
    • Sprig of holly
Holiday Hints!
  • Be creative and try cutting contact paper in wavy strips to block out the striped areas instead of tape. Don't use masking tape because it sometimes leaves a residue.
  • Instead of painting between the stripes with a flat brush, try dabbing paint with a sponge for a textured look.

 

To Make Cookie Wagon Express Serving Trays:

  1. Take wheels off of wagon (they will be reassembled at end). Wood should be smooth and free of dust. Apply 2 coats of snow white with 2-inch foam brush on entire wagon. Use a piece of brown paper bag to sand when dry.

    Paint the wagon white.
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    Paint the wagon white.

  2. Use tape to section off stripes on sides of wagon and handle. Use a ruler to space tape 3/4 inch apart. Place pieces of tape at a slant on all sides. For handle, start tape on one end and wrap around in a spiral to other end.

    Use tape to section off the stripes.
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    Use tape to section off the stripes.

  3. Use #10 flat brush to paint raspberry between the tape. Use #2 script brush to add a thin line of country red on left side of each stripe. Allow paint to dry 10 minutes and remove tape.

    Paint raspberry between the tape.
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    Paint raspberry between the tape.

  4. Use the eraser end of a pencil to make the berries in clusters of 3 on the wheels. Dip the eraser into country red and make 5 dots around the center hole (dipping into paint for each berry). Add a dot of blush and raspberry next to each red dot.

    Dip the eraser into the country red.
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    Dip the eraser into the country red.

  5. Thin forest green with 50 percent water and use #0 liner brush to make thin lines for the pine needles. Make a line in the center coming out from each berry cluster. Then add shorter thin lines on each side.

    Make short thin green lines.
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    Make short thin green lines.

  6. Paint the trim on the top of the wagon and the pegs for the wheels with forest green using #10 flat brush.

    Paint the trim on the top of the Cookie Wagon.
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    Paint the trim on the top of the wagon.

  7. Use your finger to rub country red on the rims of the wheels.

    Rub red on the rims of the wheels.
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    Rub red on the rims of the wheels.

  8. Allow paint to dry completely before varnishing. Use 2-inch foam brush and a water-based varnish to apply 2 to 3 coats. Glue wheels and pegs together with white wood glue after varnish is dry. A red ribbon and sprig of holly can be added to the handle.