Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cookies for Santa

I made this tray a couple years ago for Christmas.  I copied it from my Papercrafts magazine.

I bought a plain wood tray and painted it red.  I printed all the words from my computer.  It took some time, but I formatted the word 'santa' to curve around a circle before I printed it. 

The red and green emblems are from coordinating rub-ons.

Each of the circles were inked around the edges.  I also used a little background stamping with black that I first stamped off (to mute the color).  It's very subtle.  I faux stitched the edges with a black pen.

I also actually stitched with white thread on my sewing machine.  I used a straight stitch along the cardstock that bordered the ribbon down the center.  I used a zig-zag stitch around some of the other circles.
I assembled the entire piece before gluing it to the inside of the tray.  We've used this every Christmas since I made it.  The boys love it! And I love the way it looks decorating my home.


  1. Love it. We have a plate that we made from a kit, where you color whatever you want and mail it in and they mail you back a plate with it printed on it. You will have to make a new trey in your new decorating colors :)

  2. I love it Robin! I need to make something like I can do cool things with my Cricut...YAHOOO!!

  3. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is adorable! You sure treat Santa right!

  5. This is great! I saw a post about this on Homemaking Fun and had to stop by and see how it was made. I wish I had the time to make one for this year.

  6. I would love to feature this idea on my blog if you don't mind.