Even though I put away the stuff from my "summer" mantle I wanted to share with you the tray that I painted from The Dollar Tree. They have several different aluminum trays that you can choose from. The trays have pretty detail that takes glaze really nicely. I used regular wall paint for the tray and then glazed it using Burnt Umber craft paint mixed with a faux glaze. I then used my Cricut die cutting machine to cut out the word bistro. I chose bistro because of the picture that is on the mantle. The total cost of this project was only one dollar since I had everything else I needed.
Not a bad little project for a dollar
My summer mantle. I miss it already and it's only been down a month.
You can see what I did to the little birdie HERE
What fun cheap projects are you working on?