NEVER underestimate the power of paint and crafting!! I’m always amazed how a completely simple household item can turn into something completely different. Now, if you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love different wreath styles. But, granted, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea .. And this, my friends, is a great alternative!! A welcome sign .. made from a cheap aluminium pizza tray! (but no-one will ever know!)
Here’s what you need:
A cheap aluminium pizza tray – I bought two for a £1 in a local shop.. bargain!
Chalkboard or acrylic paint
Some burlap material and ribbons (from my favourite Etsy shop!)
These MDF pumpkins
Autumn “designer paper” pad from The Range
Scrabble tiles or some words you like
Rope – I used 10 mm rope
Creating your pizza tray sign
I painted the pizza tray with the chalkboard paint. I don’t have any photos of this, but it’s pretty self explanatory. All in all it took 2 coats, leaving it to dry in between coats. Leave to dry and this will form your base.
I added some rope around the outside of the tray to bring in some natural looking colour.
You can see how I made this project on a Facebook Live by heading to the link here!
I used some burlap material to create a strip at the bottom of the tray. Normally I would use double sided tape, but I’d run out so just hot glued it to the base. I like layering different materials and so I used a piece of ribbon I still had to hand to hot glue this on top of the burlap. Add some scrabble tiles or other letters to spell whatever you want to have on your sign.
Trace the MDF pumpkins on the autumn paper and cut the shape. Mod podge straight onto the pumpkin and leave to dry. As you can see I used a different paper for a the larger pumpkin.
Decide where you want the pumpkins and hot glue to the base. I added a small raffia bow to one of the pumpkins for detail and finished off the whole design with a messy bow!
Now would you be able to tell that this was a simple 50p pizza tray??
I’m SO pleased with how it turned out and can’t wait to use the other one for a completely different look!
Want more autumn crafting inspiration? There’s plenty on the blog. Like this owl sign that was made from a simple wooden tray and some random items. I think you’ll love it!
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