Today I wanted to share a sparkly DIY for all you New Years party throwing revelers. You'll only need a few supplies so you should have no problem whipping this bad boy together before the ball drops late Saturday.
What You'll Need:
A cheapo tray you don't mind painting over (I found mine for fifty cents at the Goodwill)
Cream or White spray paint
Metallic Spray paint (Gold or Silver are best)
Step One: Sand your tray lightly to remove any film build up and to make it easier to spray paint evenly. You'll want to wipe down the tray before you begin painting
Step Two: Go outside or at the very least go to a well ventilated room! Lay your drop cloth down on a flat surface and place the tray right side up on the drop cloth. Spray your tray with the non-metallic color first. You may need a couple of coats so be patient. Let the paint dry for at least and hour, flip to the back and repeat. Once both sides are painted let the tray dry over night.
Step Three: Once you've let your tray dry for 24 hours you can apply the painter's tap to the surface. I decided to make a chevron pattern on mine, similar to a tray found on etsy here. Make sure to press the edges down firmly, you don't want the spray paint to leak through. (Sorry the tape is so hard to see, I wasn't thinking about the fact it's the same color as the spray paint, oops)
Step Four: Using the same drop cloth and ventilated space as yesterday, lay your tray down and spray the entire surface with the metallic paint. Let this sit for one hour.
Step Five: Remove the masking tape carefully and let the tray continue to dry for another hour or two before using.
You now have a pretty tray to serve your favorite cocktails on this New Years Eve and any eve that you feel needs a little sparkle. I hope you like it as much as we do. big kiss, bekuh