I saw the cutest idea for a dessert tray on Pinterest (from Joy’s Hope) the other day. I thought it would be a perfect thing to make for Noah’s 4th birthday party. The colors for his party were blue and yellow so I used those for the tray to keep with the theme although you could use any colors you wanted for your project.
I started with some silver trays and glass candlesticks from Dollar Tree. Only $5 baby!
You’ll want to prime these first to help your paint stick. Zinsser spray primer is a great choice. It takes a little extra time, but really makes a big difference! Now go crazy with any color combination you like! I used some glossy spray paints from Valspar which I just happened to have on hand. This would even be fun to do in all metallic paint for a more sophisticated look. Fancy!
After both sides have been well coated and the paint is completely dry, it’s time to glue them together. I used The Original Super Glue Fix-All Adhesive. This product worked like a charm. It’s also available at the Dollar Tree so you can pick it up when you buy the plates and candlesticks.
I put a tape measure on top of the tray after all the pieces were glued together to weight it down. I kept the weight on overnight to make sure there was a nice tight seal on each layer.
That’s it! Just be sure to only put wrapped food or cupcakes in papers on the tray because it is NOT food safe!