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Retro Striped Christmas Tray

By: Holli Long for Plaid's Mod Podge

If you're looking for Christmas crafts to make, this Retro Striped Christmas Tray from Plaid is one of the best decoupage projects to tackle! Turn a simple tray into a decoupaged, colorful tray for serving holiday treats.

Retro Striped Christmas Tray



  • Finished wood tray, white
  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Graffiti Pink, Fresh Foliage
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Scrapbook paper, 3 sheets – coordinating holiday
  • EK Success Large Paper Punch – ornaments
  • Wood craft balls, 4 - 2-inch large with a flat side for adhering to a surface
  • Ribbon, 3 feet of coordinating
  • Buttons –recommend Blumenthal Lansing





  1. Take one sheet of your scrapbook paper and trim to fit the inside of your tray. Set aside.
  2. Use the paper punch to create ornament shapes from the other two sheets of paper. Set the ornament shapes aside.
  3. Paint the craft balls with Graffiti Pink. Allow to dry and then use the end of your paintbrush to add Fresh Foliage polka dots. Set the balls aside.
  4. Mod Podge the paper to the inside of your wood tray. Add a medium layer of Mod Podge and apply the paper. Smooth down thoroughly and allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
  5. Seal the inside of the tray with a coat of Mod Podge. Adhere the ornament shapes to the tray with Mod Podge, then allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
  6. Seal the entire tray with a coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry and then add another coat.
  7. Glue the craft balls onto the bottom of the tray as feet.
  8. Glue the ribbon and buttons onto the top of the tray as shown. Allow to dry for 24 hours before using.
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