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xx   TRAY

How to decorate a wicker breakfast tray with ribbons and lace.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1975 (v.53#11) pg. 52, 98

Seed and grain tray. Glue seeds and grains to a homemade serving tray. Est. cost: $13.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 70, 124

Serving tray, 16"x24", is decorated with torn tissue paper layered in an abstract design. Est. cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1988 (v.66#7) pg. 37, 41

Filet-crochet tray liner with a teapot, sugar and creamer motifs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1988 (v.66#12) pg. 103, 115

Tile tray or tabletop. A large (13" square) tile is China painted with a bird-in-tree design and mounted in a wooden frame. Gridded design pattern is included.
CERAMIC ARTS & CRAFTS Aug 1990 (v.35#12) pg. 56

Pansy potichomania. Colored cutouts of pansies are decoupaged on the underside of a glass tray, which is then sponge painted.
CRAFTS Jun 1993 (v.16#6) pg. 72

Tea time tray. Cross stitched insert for a serving tray features a teapot and cup motif.
CRAFTS May 1994 (v.17#5) pg. 24, 41

Paint the Priscilla way. Part 20. Paint a Russian-inspired adaptation of florals on a black tray.
CRAFTS Aug 1994 (v.17#8) pg. 62, 45

Decoupage Santa tray. Achieve a popular handpainted look on a wood serving tray with ease. The decoupage print is included with the article.
CRAFTS Nov 1994 (v.17#11) pg. 92

Paint the Priscilla way. Part 23. Paint a picture of a cornucopia (horn-shape basket) with pumpkins and squash. Ideal for decorating a tray.
CRAFTS Nov 1994 (v.17#11) pg. 124, 67

Toucan luncheon set. Toucan (tropical bird) motifs to cross-stitch for a can cooler insert and the base of an acrylic snack tray.
CRAFTS Jun 1996 (v.19#6) pg. 82, 39

Sponge-painting motifs to transform an old TV tray. Spray-painted tray is decorated with sponged checkerboard, watermelon slice and heart motifs.
CRAFTS Jul 1996 (v.19#7) pg. 50, 39

Purchased wooden tray is sponge-painted with a faux doily center encircled with rose motifs.
CRAFTS Jun 1997 (v.20#6) pg. 34, 43

Sunshine time tray and matching mug. Purchased metal tray and white ceramic coffee mugs are stenciled with yellow rose motifs against a plaid background.
CRAFTS Apr 1999 (v.22#3) pg. 43

Using the technique of Rosemaling to decorate a tray.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #82 Aug 1981 (v.7#10) pg. 33

How to decorate wooden serving trays. Two styles are shown. (1) A chintz covered tray with matching napkin. (2) A tray decorated with lace handkerchiefs and dried or silk flowers.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1975 (v.6#2) pg. 22

How to decoupage a tray with strawberry designs.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1977 (v.8#6) pg. 73, 33

Wooden serving tray has an inset panel of needlepoint with three wildflowers. Patterns furnished for Tickseed Coreopsis, Orange Milkwort, and Sundrops wildflowers to needlepoint.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1979 (v.10#5) pg. 48

Elegant decoupaged metal serving tray. Background decoupage is Italian antiquing. Oriental birds and flowers are added.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1979 (v.10#8) pg. 16

Ruffled fabric serving plate covers a 12" cardboard circle.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1980 (v.11#9) pg. 56

Purchased wooden serving tray is decorated with a pierced and painted tin botton. Napking rings and a guest book cover are painted to match.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1991 (v.18#5) pg. 46, 37

Serving board is painted with a beribboned cluster of fruits and holly leaves against a background of gold leaf, black and hatched cherry. Includes detailed instructions on how to paint an apple, lemon, pear, plum and holly leaves.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1991 (v.18#6) pg. 40, 45

Country-style cheese board is painted with apples and holly leaves and distressed to appear antique.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1991 (v.18#6) pg. 71, 45

Finishing tips for a painted tin tray which will protect the design and let the tray be used.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1992 (v.19#3) pg. 23

The basics of tray painting as it is done in the historic Russian village of Zhostovo. Brilliantly colored floral designs are surrounded with scrolls and strokework, all set against a black background.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1994 (v.21#3) pg. 56

How to use metallic paints for a base coat to give decorative paintings a luminous glow. Includes full-sized pattern for a bow and holly motif that can be used on a serving tray. Also includes painting instructions for a Pennsylvania-Dutch design of a ball and tulip flower, and for purple pansies and leaves.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1994 (v.21#6) pg. 12

Wooden serving tray is painted with a band of purple and yellow pansies. Full-sized pattern included.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1995 (v.22#1) pg. 30, 33

Berry borders. Wooden serving tray is painted with a checkered edge. The sponge-painted center panel is framed with a painted border of strawberries and blueberries.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1997 (v.24#4) pg. 30, 37

Cranberry delight. Small wooden serving tray with heart-shaped cutouts in the handles is painted with cranberry motifs against a lace-like background. Step-by-step instructions for painting the cranberries and leaves.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1997 (v.24#6) pg. 72, 40

Trompe l'oeil treasure. Center of a dresser-top tray is painted with a faux marble finish and topped with trompe l'oeil images of a porcelain heart, silver pendant with a jewel stone, and a cloth. Tray's edges are spatter-painted, with roses and scrolling on the handles.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1998 (v.25#1) pg. 58, Insert

Wooden tray is painted with Zhostovo-style floral painting.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1998 (v.25#6) pg. 74, Insert

Harvest Time. An 8"x10" wooden tray, candlesticks and napkin rings are painted in acrylics with a harvest designs for the Thanksgiving table. Tray has a central motif of a cornucopia and autumn fruits. The border motif features pumpkin vines that accent "A time to plant, a time to harvest, a time to share with those we love." Candle sticks have motifs of a Pilgrim boy and girl. The napkin rings are encircled with pumpkin vines.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Oct 1999 (v.26#5) pg. 62, Insert

Serving tray is covered with self-stick paper "tile". Measures 15"x19". Est. cost: $6.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1984 (v.97#15) pg. 112, 178

Tips on setting ceramic tiles in a wooden tray.
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 14

Wooden tray is decorated with "tiles" made from slices of decorative end-grain wood.
HOME MECHANIX #689 Sep 1985 (v.81) pg. 82, 91

"Home sweet home" and four-way flowers take on a country look when framed or inserted in a tray. Worked in lace net darning technique.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1984 (v.29#6) pg. 56, 57, 74

A 12"x19" tray panel insert in a rose pattern is worked in net darning.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1985 (v.30#2) pg. 57, 82

Inch-square wooden chips are woodburned in a delicate geometric pattern and glued to the bottom of a purchased pine tray.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1988 (v.33#7) pg. 46, 78

Square piece of cross-stitch to mount on the bottom of a wooden serving tray features a picture of a cat with a basket and bowl of fruit and the motto: "The FRUIT of a life Well-lived each day Is LOVE from those Who come your way." Coordinated tea cozy features the basket of fruit motif.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1989 (v.34#4) pg. 50, 80, 82

Quilted oval tray insert with a trapunto flower pattern.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1980 (v.3#2) pg. 19, 47

Tin tray is painted black and then painted in acrylics with a floral motif of tulips, roses, daisies and small flowers. Beginner to intermediate painting level.
TOLE WORLD #104 May-Jun 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 44

Tulip bouquet motif is painted against a black background on a wooden tray and on black mugs. Beginner to intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #115 Mar-Apr 1992 (v.16#2) pg. 50

Floral reflections, a motif to paint on a serving tray. The center is cross-hatched in gold and is flanked by two clusters of delicate flowers, buds, leaves and tendrils. Intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #116 May-Jun 1992 (v.16#3) pg. 46

Lady by the Garden Gate motif to paint on an oval wooden tray. Intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #117 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 50, 70

Antiqued wooden tray (12"x18") is painted with an oval of grapes, apples and leaves. Intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #117 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 62, 72

Monkeypod tray is painted with floral motifs that suggest Russian folk painting. Intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #120 Jan-Feb 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 50

Advice on preparing an old metal tray for painting.
TOLE WORLD #123 Jul-Aug 1993 (v.17#4) pg. 29

Taiwan tray. Glass-topped serving tray also displays butterfly collection where each butterfly is sealed in a clear plastic envelope under the glass.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1967 (v.23#4) pg. 60