I purchased several plastic silver trays for a party, but never used them, so they have been sitting in my “to be upcycled” craft stash (which seems to grow organically LOL!). Thinking that the round one would make a perfect wreath for the holidays, I grabbed them and got to work…
Place a quarter size puddle of Colorique Verdigris and Turquoise Mountain on a paper plate. Pounce Verdigris onto the edges of the tray with an old paintbrush. Wipe off some of the ink with a baby wipe, so the silver shows through. Repeat with Turquoise Mountain. Colorique is an opaque liquid ink that dries quickly and can be applied to most hard-to-color surfaces like plastic, glass and metal.
Once dry, cut a line across the inside of the tray with a craft knife on a self healing mat. Take your time as this will take several passes with a sharp craft knife. Then using sharp, pointed scissors, carefully cut the middle away from the tray.
I loved the swirly pattern in the Zen Doodle Cloud ArtFoamies Stamp, so I used it with Crafter’s Ink in Berry to create an all over pattern on pink card stock. The image from this foam stamp is crisp and clean, oh and did I mention I love the swirls!
Once the ink is dry, trace one 2″, 3″ and 4″ circle, then cut out with scissors. These will be the holly berries!
Draw two holly leaves on plain white paper, one 5″long and one 7″ long, cut out with scissors. Trace both leaves onto both colors of card stock and cut out with scissors. Fold each leaf in half length-wise.