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What things make you think of Spring? Flowers, bunnies, soft pastels? This spring pedestal tray is a sweet addition to any Easter or spring decor! Check out all the details below! If you want to find some prints like this, Artist Jennifer Pugh has an Etsy shop full of amazing images! Use code MET10 for my discount!
The items I’m using for this spring diy
- A wooden pedestal tray from the thrift store
- Wooden half beads
- An Easter bunny image from Artist Jennifer Pugh (use code MET10 for my discount)
- Chalk paint in the color Sweet 16 pink
- Various pastel paint colors
The first thing I did was flip the pedestal tray over and started painting the bottom side. The paint that I’m using is from 2 Chicks and a Toolbelt. The color is called Sweet 16.
Once the bottom was painted, I flipped it back over and started on the top. This piece only needed one coat, by the way. This paint is amazing.
To hasten the dry time, I used my Wagner heat gun to dry the paint.
Then I finished up the pedestal.
How pretty is this pink pedestal tray?!
Adding Our Image
I wanted to add a Spring image to the top, so I chose this adorable bunny print from Artist Jennifer Pugh. She is the artist behind the Farmer’s Market Dollar Tree calendar that went viral a couple of years ago. In order to be able to cut the circle, I laid the image down onto the tray and rubbed my finger around the inside edge to cause a crease in the print.
Then I was able to see where I needed to cut. You could also use a compass or lead from a pencil for this as well. Afterwards, I cut out the circle from the print.
Distressing the Pedestal Tray
Before I added the print to the top of the tray, I used a sanding block and then a large file to distress all the way around the tray.
These larger files came from the Dollar Tree and they work great for these projects!
After distressing it, I cleaned off all the dust and added the image using the iron on method. Isn’t it sweet?!
Let’s add our beads!
Next step was to add wooden half beads around the edge. I had a little trouble deciding if I wanted them to be plain, colored or pink.
Pulling from the colors in the print, I painted some beads in green, blue, yellow, and orange. I wasn’t loving that. So, then I tried all pink. I did really like that, but I wanted to incorporate some of the colors.
This is what I ended up deciding on. The pink, blue and yellow beads. I alternated between small and large beads.
Painting our half beads
And this is how I painted them! This is genius! I don’t remember where I saw this, but it works great for painting the half beads! All it is, is painter’s tape, with the edges folded under to stick to your surface and the sticky part facing up. Just attach your beads to that and they won’t move while you paint and you don’t have to get your fingers dirty. But somehow, I always get paint all over me. Lol
Now, before I added my painted beads, I did seal the top of the tray, just in case this gets used as a tray and just to protect the print. I used mod podge for this.
Then I started adding my painted half beads, one at a time, using hot glue. You can use wood glue if you want, but the hot glue works pretty good.
Here we are about halfway finished. Look how pretty!
All half beads are added! Now, we’re going to distress those beads and mute them just a tad.
Distressing our painted beads
Using my sanding blog, I sanded all the way around the top and sides of the beaded edge.
To mute them even further, I used a bit of white paint to give them a soft matte finish.
Check out how pretty this Spring Pedestal Tray is!!
I just love it and I hope you do, too! Make sure to hop on over to Jennifer’s shop to get one of these beautiful bunny prints! Don’t forget to use code MET10 for my discount! I hope this inspires you to create something like it for your Spring decor! We’d love for you to join our email family so you can keep up with what we have going on each week!