Thursday, February 25, 2010

serving trays, cooking party, donated fabric!

when i saw the tutorial over at the tatertos and jello blog, i just HAD to try it out! So THANK YOU JEN for being so creative and sharing this idea!

here are the supplies i used for mine...
i didn't have any leftover drawer knobs or handles like she used on hers. but i did find my handles on clearance, 50% off, at target. and for the knobs on the bottom, i bought unifinished wooden doll heads at michaels.
to make the 2 tier, i bought the smaller platter also at dollar tree.

then i bought a candlestick for the middle.
the one thing i do recommend if you make this, is finding a coupon before buying the polyurethane spray. i sucked it up and paid $12 for it because one, i forgot my coupon, and two, i needed it THAT NIGHT.

a sister from church hosts a cooking night at her house every month. last night's theme was CHOCOLATE! i made oreo truffles from bakerella and my mom's peanut butter ball recipe. i had a tummy ache when i got home from all the sweets. lol. looking forward to the next time though! the theme is breakfast. any ideas...?
in other news... as many of you know, jaren and i are on a Relay for Life team this year. we are having a fundraising night in april with a spaghetti dinner/talent show/silent auction. i wanted to submit some handmade items for the auction. i thought i would make my all-time favorite, rag quilts. last weekend i drafted a letter and sent it to about a dozen fabric designers/distributors looking for fabric donations. i was asking for 3 yards of any of their coordinating pieces. and that's just for the top. i would provide the backing and the batting. i've gotten 2 no's because i'm not actually "affiliated" with an organization. but yesterday I GOT MY FIRST YES!!! and get this... it was from MODA FABRICS!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!! i was OVERWHELMED WITH JOY! they're a HUGE fabric distributor with BEAUTIFUL stuff! not sure what print i'm getting, but i'm looking forward to it!!

35 comments:

jenjen said...

Your trays turned out so cute! I love them!!!

That spray was $12?? I think mine was $6. That is expensive!

Do you want to link this up at my Weekend wrap Up Party? I just put the post up.

Very cute!

XOXO
Jen

Sarah Lou said...

Oh wow that looks so mega cute! I love it lots! Love teh paper combination you have used!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

I loved it when Jen posted it and I love your too! The papers you pick out are so fun and go great together. I just may have to try this one. I already have a ton of trays but I guess a gal can never too many!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Kendra “Domestic Princess in Training”

Stephanie Lynn said...

These are so cute and fun! Love the double tiered one!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your trays came out great! Jen gave such a great tutorial on this ~ I have it printed out. Maybe you could do french toast triangles for the breakfast. I have the Polyurethane spray, although I don't remember how much I paid. I got it at Michaels. At least it should last you awhile, so hopefully you'll get your monies worth out of it. I should get on this project since my daughter's baby shower is in June and the two tier tray would certainly come in handy!

Candy Bello said...

You did such a wonderful job! I love the double tier!

:)
Candy

Cindy said...

Cool trays!

Kaysi said...

That is awesome! What a great idea

Patti said...

Trays turned out great ...and I love that you put "legs" on one of them!!

Jennifer said...

Kathryn~ that is the cutest tray! It must have been rewarding to make. Great to hear from you! Happy Crafting. : )

Michelle said...

The trays look fantastic! (I hate it when I forget my coupons!!!)

Really loved hearing that Moda was willing to step up with your fundraiser - something like that makes me head straight to the Moda Fabrics, should I be in need of any, and pass all the others by!

Victoria said...

What a darling idea that was, they look so fun and happy!

Amy Hodges said...

Very cute. Maybe I'll make one.

Elizabeth said...

Loved the trays, loved the food, loved chatting with you. :)

JulieChats said...

I love your trays! I've got to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Just stopping by from Today's Creative! Signed up to follow you! Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I'm always looking for a few more crafty followers! http://juliechats.blogspot.com

Apron Senorita said...

Hi, the trays are adorable. Very creative and functional! Yoli

FrouFrouBritches said...

Your trays are gorgeous! Congrats on the Moda donation. They do have beautiful fabric!

Struggler said...

Goodness! Beautiful trays, the truffles look am-ay-zing and best of luck with your fundraiser!

Jenn said...

These are really cute. They scare me, though (I know, I'm a big craft chicken). But, reassure me here:

- They don't smell like the paint/poly spray when you're done?

- It is really safe to put food on top of modge-podge and poly spray?

- How do you wash them? Surely they're not dishwasher safe (and I'm a dishwasher only girl), but can you even submerge them in the sink? Or are you stuck with spot-cleaning them with a damp towel or something?

I love them, but I'm scared they'd be totally impractical in my life, LOL.

Creations By Cindy said...

I love it! So pretty. Be blessed. Cindy

Kathryn said...

They smell for the first 24hrs. until the spray has completely dried, after that, all is just fine. Regarding food safety…on the tatertots and jello blog, on her February 4th post, she did address the issue. She called the manufacturer of the polyspray who said once it dries, it is non-toxic. And obviously i’m not serving raw meat on the platter, lol, so a clean damp towel is sufficient enough for a wipe down after “dry” food has been on it. If everything MUST be dishwasher safe, then yes, these trays are totally impractical for you.

Dawn said...

Omystars, I think I'm in love! All the colors, the patterns, the functionality! Aces in my book!!

Taija said...

That is crazy cute, I love it! And your truffles look amazing!

jennifer said...

I LOVE your header!!

This project was so cool. I love working with Modge Podge.

fawnda said...

This is such a fun project! I say it on TT & J as well. I love how yours turned out! Great choices of paper! : )

Stephie @ Made By Stephie said...

so cute!! I just found a tray @ goodwill and can't wait to get started!

I'm hosting a giveaway at my blog! Stop by and check it out!!

http://madebystephie.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-first-giveaway.html

creativejewishmom said...

Great project! Would love for you to drop by my blog linking party every Sunday (thru Tues.) Hope to see you there!Sara@creativejewishmom.com

Treasia Stepp said...

Both the trays turned out really cute! I will have to try this with a silver tray I have on hand.

I would like to invite you to visit my blog and enter into a giveaway I am having.

Linda said...

Your trays look outstanding...thanks fo giving me this awesome idea! Come by Tuesday and show them off at my party...hope to see you there:)

Blessings,
Linda

jenjen said...

Still love it! The colors are adorable! Thanks for linking it up to my party!!!

XOXO
Jen

Reid said...

Very cute and such a creative idea!!!

Melissa said...

Very nice and colorful. I found you through Tatertots and Jello site.

If you don't mind a little fussiness for a breakfast idea: crepes with fruit cut strawberrie and whip cream topping it or Nutella. Otherwise you can never go wrong with an egg bake with a bread crusted bottom topped with sausage and mushrooms. Yummy!

kirstin & jordan said...

These are fabulous!
If you're interested, we have a Friday Fun Find party... we'd love it if you'd link up!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

I love your version of Jen's cute tray! The rag quilt sounds interesting! Hopefully they will give you pretty fabric!! ;)

Lori said...

These look really cool. I think it turned out nicely...

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.
Lori