Need a little extra fall decor? Make this easy tray with a hello fall stencil.
Fall is my favorite season! Not only because my birthday is in October but because I love the cooler weather, fall colors, and brand new school supplies! (Even though I’m not in school anymore.)
This fall tray was inspired by all the yellow pencils I saw in the school supply aisle in the stores. But then I had to give it a little extra fall touch so I pulled out my stencils and paint.
Don’t be intimidated by stenciling… it’s easy. There are just a few things you have to keep in mind.
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Supplies for Hello Fall Wood Sign or Tray
- unfinished hexagon wood tray
- yellow craft paint – I used Americana acrylic in Primary Yellow
- brown craft paint – I used Americana acrylic in Burnt Umber
- metal hanger strip
- silver upholstery tacks
- lightweight hammer
- Hello Fall stencil
- washi tape
- foam stencil brush
I actually made this tray for another project I was doing for Walnut Hollow. It started out in the summer as a condiment tray to help carry food outside for cookouts.
But in the fall I decided to update it and add a Hello Fall stencil.
How to Stencil a Wood Tray with a Hello Fall Stencil
I actually did this project on a Facebook Live so I don’t have any “during” photos. You’ll have to watch the video below to see the step-by-step process.
Step One: Tape the fall stencil to the wood with washi tape.
Step Two: Squirt out a little burnt umber acrylic paint onto a paper plate or palette.
Step Three: Get a VERY SMALL amount of paint on the stencil brush and offload before painting.
Step Four: Pounce lightly over the stencil. Add a little paint at a time. It’s better to go over it with a couple of light coats than to try to add one heavy coat of paint.
When I was finished I decided not to use it as a tray… I couldn’t see the stencil when I did! What do you think? Do you like it better as a tray or as a fall sign?
More Fall DIY Ideas
If you enjoyed this fall DIY project, you might also like these fall decor ideas:
- How to Make an Easy Pumpkin Patch Sign
- How to Make Pumpkins Out of Vintage Jello Molds
- 25 Cheap Fall Pillow Covers
- Fall Crafts on HGTV
- 25 Repurposed Junk Pumpkins for Halloween & Thanksgiving
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‘Til the next project,