Ho, ho, ho, and a bucket of Dixie Belle Paint! Can you believe we’re so close to the most wonderful time of year? ‘Tis the season to add DIY magic to your Christmas traditions, starting with a personalized milk and cookie tray for Santa. In this joyful blog by Dixie Belle, we’re unwrapping secrets to craft a festive tray Santa won’t resist. With Dixie Belle’s vibrant colors and finishes, turn a simple tray into a canvas of holiday enchantment. Whether you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast or just starting, Dixie Belle Paint products offer quality and ease to bring your vision to life.
But the magic doesn’t stop there! Dixie Belle Decoupage Papers add an extra touch of charm, letting you tell a unique story with every festive design. Picture Santa’s face lighting up as he discovers the thought and care you’ve put into crafting a tray that reflects the warmth of the season. So, let’s gather around the crafting table, grab your brushes, and Dixie Belle Paint products, and sprinkle some holiday cheer this season. May your milk and cookie tray be as enchanting as the joyous memories it helps create. Cheers to a season filled with DIY magic and the warmth of Dixie Belle Paint!
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Before diving into the merry world of painting, make sure you have everything you need:
- Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Christmas hues (Think: Fluff, Barn Red, Caviar, and Mint Julep)
- Dixie Belle Clear Coat
- Dixie Belle Synthetic Brushes
- Wooden Tray – repurpose an old one, or check out your local thrift store!
- Painter’s Tape
- Dixie Belle Paint Belles and Whistles Stencils
- Sanding Sponge
Step 2: Prepare Your Canvas
Start by giving your wooden tray a smooth surface for painting. Lightly sand the entire tray using the Sanding Bar to ensure your Chalk Mineral Paint adheres seamlessly. Once sanded, wipe away any dust, and your canvas is ready for Christmas enchantment.
Step 3: Base Coating with Dixie Belle Paint
Choose your favorite Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint colors to set the cheerful, festive tone. We recommend “Fluff” for a classic bright white snow look, but feel free to get creative! Apply the first coat, allowing it to dry completely before applying a second coat for a flawless finish.
Step 4: Adding Holiday Flair
Time to spread the Christmas joy! Use painter’s tape to create clean lines or sections on your tray. For a candy cane theme, paint alternating sections with “Barn Red” and “Cotton.” If you’re feeling whimsical, add a touch of “Evergreen” for a bright peppermint twist. Another suggestion is to check out the seasonal festive transfers and decoupages from Dixie Belle Paint’s Belles and Whistles Line. These ensure a flawless design for your project. Let your imagination run wild!
Step 5: Personalization
Make Santa’s visit extra special by personalizing the tray with the child’s name. Choose a contrasting color like “Caviar” for a bold statement. Velvet Touch adds a smooth, snowy feel for a charmingly imperfect touch. It’s the little details that make Christmas memories last a lifetime, and this tray will become a cherished part of their holiday tradition.
Step 6: Sealing the Magic
Once your masterpiece is complete, protect it with the Dixie Belle Clear Coat. This not only adds a durable finish but also enhances the vibrancy of the colors, ensuring your tray stays as enchanting as the first Christmas Eve it graced.
Step 7: Set the Stage for Santa
Place your freshly painted tray in a prominent spot on Christmas Eve, loaded with Santa’s favorite cookies and a generous glass of milk. Don’t forget about Santa’s reindeer – we’ve heard they enjoy munching on carrots, and just about anything else! Pick out some Christmas stories with your little ones, cuddle up, and wait to hear Santa on the rooftops! Watch as the magic unfolds, and Santa discovers the thought and creativity you’ve poured into this festive creation.
Imagine Santa’s joy as he discovers a beautifully handcrafted tray adorned with Dixie Belle’s rich colors and whimsical patterns, inviting him to take a moment of respite on his busy night. The thoughtfulness and care put into this DIY project not only make for a visually stunning presentation but also infuse the holiday season with a warm, personal touch. So, as we gather with loved ones to celebrate the magic of Christmas, let our milk and cookie tray serve as a symbol of creativity, love, and the joy of giving. Dixie Belle Paint has not only provided us with the tools to create something beautiful but has also inspired us to infuse the holiday season with the warmth of our own artistic expression.
As you place your handcrafted tray by the fireplace, take a moment to appreciate the joy it brings and the memories it helps create. May your holidays be filled with the magic of DIY projects, the sweetness of cookies, and the timeless tradition of leaving a little something special for Santa Claus. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas filled with love, laughter, and the warmth of creative endeavors.