Re-Purposed Vintage Tray Christmas Art on Barn Wood

September 20, 2014
I purchased this old tray last fall.  An idea came to me to cut a tree shape out of the center of it with tin snips.

I found this Christmas tree shape HERE.  (I really should be finishing and posting my fall projects but I couldn't wait to make this Christmas one after I got the bright idea!)

Then I traced the tree pattern onto the tray with a washable marker.

Three old barn wood boards were attached together to make a plaque with two horizontal boards.  The size of the plaque is the same as the tray size.

Rustic Reclaimed Wood Christmas Decor
I nailed the cutout onto the plaque, and a rustic star was cut out of a scrap of aluminum.

Rustic Reclaimed Wood Christmas Decor
The tree plaque has a rustic appearance with the addition of the barn wood and the use of nails instead of glue to attach the cutout.

Rustic Reclaimed Wood Christmas Decor
The project was really pretty easy, and any Christmas tray would work.  I hope you like it!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. How ingenious! Cute project. I too, am ready to start on Christmas projects


  2. So cute, Carlene! Now that is thinking outside the box.

  3. Clever~
    Now...were you able to use the tray and mount it to some wood too? you know for a reverse affect?
    Just curious.
    this is cute!

  4. Love it,Carlene! What a great project!

  5. I absolutely love that! You totally win the internet today, Carlene!

  6. You're so clever with your repurposing ideas. Love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. I'd want to get this project finished while it was fresh in my mind too! Great idea to nail it to the boards, and the addition of the star is perfect. Thanks for sharing at VIP.

  8. Great idea! I think I have a few of those trays in my stash too :)

  9. I love this Carlene! You could maybe use Christmas tins, too. You are very clever! Dianne


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