Houndstooth Breakfast Tray–Dukes & Duchesses

I’m Randi from Dukes and Duchesses and I’m so glad to be guest posting at The CSI Project today.
Despite the fact that I’m not actually an American {I do, however, live in a house with six people who are}, I love red, white, and blue.  Today I’m going to show you how I made this fun tray.  It’s perfect for the Fourth of July or any summer entertaining.
To begin, you’ll need a white wooden tray {I found mine in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby}.  If you can’t find a white tray, you can always add in an extra step and paint a plain wooden tray.
Tape off around the bottom of the tray and then cover the rest of the tray with a plastic bag, leaving only the bottom showing {tape tightly to avoid any red mist getting on the handles of the tray}.
Spray the bottom of the tray with a few coats of Rustoleum Regal Red.  {It took me three coats to cover up the emblem on my tray.  I would have added a coat of primer if there had been more than four drops left in the can.}
Using a Silhouette or other type of cutting machine, cut a houndstooth pattern from white vinyl …
… and apply it over the red surface.  Don’t you love how crisp the white looks against the red?  And who doesn’t love houndstooth?
Just one more simple step: using a Silhouette, cut the word "cheers" from blue vinyl {I used the cursive standard font and welded it before cutting so it would cut as one piece}.
Apply it to the edge of your tray …
… and you’re ready for summer entertaining!
Cheers!  I hope you’ll stop by my blog for more fun projects.

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