Hi and welcome! I am excited about this entire project. Today’s Christmas Cheer metal tray is so fun but it is part of a little series of posts to create the entire Hot Cocoa bar for the holidays!
I have had a lot of fun with this from creating all of the designs and making them into an actual hot cocoa bar. The first post with the Free Countdown to Christmas Sign and the mugs was post this week. I am deciding if I am going to give it as a gift or use it for myself. LOL
I used Luster vinyl from StyleTech Craft. I love the colors but I did struggle a little bit with removing the design from the backing onto the transfer paper. It was a tiny bit frustrating but worth it in the long run. It turned out super cute.
This post was made with a Dollar Tree pizza pan. If you have been reading for a while you know I love Dollar tree crafts and gift ideas! If you do too then you will want to look around a bit.
Christmas Cheer Metal Tray
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As I mentioned above I used a pizza pan from Dollar Tree for this post. When you are using anything metal that will be painted and vinyl added to it needs to start with a primer coat and end with a coat of Mod Podge .
I used this same technique with my DIY Metal Wall Art!
Step 1: Prime the Pizza Pan
I like to use Rust-oleum black flat primer for this. It take a few seconds to coat it and it dries quickly. Boom…you are done!
Step 2: Paint the pizza pan
For this step I like to use chalk paint. My favorite is Rust-oleum Linen White. It goes on nicely (although two coats is definitely needed) and it stays in place when applying the vinyl.
I painted two coats then followed up with a coat of the Mod Podge after the paint was completely dry.
Step 3: Download and cut the design
This Christmas Cheer Hot Cocoa Bar bundle is available in my Etsy shop. You can click the link below to get to it!
Once you have downloaded the tray file go ahead and add it to your Cricut or Silhouette design space.
Cut out the different colors, weed and add your paper transfer tape.
Step 4: Layout the design
Start by laying out your design on the pizza pan so you can get a feel for the size and where you want your text and snowflakes to go.
Then you can start applying your design.
I mentioned earlier that I had a bit of trouble. It was only with the Christmas Cheer half circle text.
The vinyl was being difficult and did not want to come away from the backing. I had to use a pencil to help me along.
Once I had it away from the backing it kept flipping over and I had a hard time getting it onto the pizza pan in the correct spot. But I finally got it done. I think the words ended up being really long and it didn’t help.
The rest of the design went on smoothly…once I got them away from the backing.
Keep going until the last snowflake has been added.
I just love the entire thing.
And here it is with the hot cocoa bar all set up. It is harder to see this cute design but I think it is totally worth it.
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- Cricut Maker
- foam brush
- Prime and paint your pizza pan. I used one coat of the black primer and 2 coats of the Linen White chalk paint.
- Add a coat of Mod Podge over the paint and let it dry completely.
- Download your Cut file
- Cut and weed the Christmas Cheer tray design
- Add your paper transfer tape to the cut pieces
- Layout the design on the pizza pan then apply the design
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What do you think? Will you make a Christmas cheer hot cocoa bar this year? I have never done one but I think it will be fun.
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