Easy diy Dollar tree Valentine tray

Valentine Craft of the season #3 coming up!

Today, I am sharing an easy diy Dollar tree Valentine tray.

First, I would like to express my thanks for all your thoughts and prayers that have been going out for my Mom.  She is still in a critical state and the Doctor had to put the ventilator back on temporarily due to her distress and anxiety.  Mom was not resting, and her breathing was becoming extremely labored.  Her blood gases also rose to a critical number.  We are trusting in God for her healing and recovery. I woke up early this morning to gather my thoughts and get into my site to post something new.  My blog is a gem to my Mom and I know she does not want me to neglect it.  Truth is, my head is not in it right now, but I am going to keep plugging along what I can here. 

Dollar tree valentine platter

I shared with you my easy diy Valentine salt and pepper shakers.

And my easy Ribbon Valentine cupcake liner wreath.

You really have to enjoy crafting to do these easy budget friendly ideas.  I truly do love crafting now.  I can’t say I always have because quite frankly, I stunk at it.

After 5 years of blogging I suppose you get a little better as you go along.  Plus, I love even more so of coming up with the ideas.  I am not saying all of my ideas are one of a kind. I will say though, some are, and some are even a bit quirky.   I tend to google my ideas after I come up with them to see if anyone else has.  A lot of times much to my surprise I have not seen them done before.  And then of course, there are the times you do do see a bazillion of the same thing that you thought was so unique and clever. Apparently, so do others.  Oh well, that should never kill your joy! Move on, make it your own.

Chalk platter diy from Dollar tree

Start with a silver platter from the dollar tree and some chalky paint.  Actually any craft paint will do.  I just happen to have a lot of this paint so it is the first thing I grab when ready for crafting.  It goes a long way.

Stenciled dollar tree chalked platter

You will need a stencil, or if you happen to have nice penmanship that will look just as nice with a sharpie.

The stencil came from Hobby lobby.

I do NOT have nice penmanship so stencils are always my friend.

Stencil adhesive

This stencil adhesive is the bomb! I love it, and it works so well.  Simply spray the back of your stencil lightly and adhere the stencil to the surface.

Stenciling tips and craft project with dollar tree

Using another color of choice I stenciled Love on my platter.  As you can see I used a sponge brush.  You only need a dab and always be sure NOT to saturate your brush or sponge.  This will cause bleeding through the stencil and it will look like a botched up mess.  I always dab out my brush or sponge on a paper towel before I start stenciling.  In this case I just dabbed the top of the stencil and made sure I filled all the spaces.

Dollar tree platter with chalky paint

After that was completely dried, I lightly sanded it, and added some Sparkle mod podge and some diamond dust on top.

Oh and of course some heart stickers.

Valentine crafting with dollar tree items


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  1. Judy says

    LOVE the love tray. I’m not at all “crafty,” but I’m convinced I can do this! Thanks for yet another great idea! Hope your mom has a better day today!

  2. Jane Ashley says

    Prayers and blessings to your mother. May she improve daily. God’s angels to guard her.
    I love the tray and will make one for Valentine Day. Thanks for the post.

  3. Deborah Evans says

    Debbie thanks so much for taking the time to stay up with your blog while your mom is sick. I know how hard it must be and your mind not really into right now. but for us who look so forward to what you have next and love reading all about the craft, etc, means so much for you taking the time.
    My prayers are with your mom and you and your family. Stay strong in God’s strength, so you can encourage your mom.
    Love your site.
    Again thank you,

  4. grammygoodwill says

    I’m sorry to hear your Mom isn’t well.
    I love how your tray turned out. The colors you used go well together. The only thing I plan to do is put some hearts on a tree. hehehe

  5. Jeanette Price says

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope that things will turn around for her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Heather J says

    Very nice…I love that color of paint…it screams Valentine’s day!!! God bless you, Miss Debbie…take care…in my prayers

  7. says

    Debbie,know that my thoughts are with you and yours at this most stressful time. I know what you’re going through but try to be strong for your motherl
    Blessings to all of your family,

  8. says

    So sorry to hear about your sweet mom – always difficult to see your parent seem so fragile. Continued prayers and positive thoughts for that lovely lady! I think your sparkly love platter is the cutest thing! I personally think you have fabulous ideas and always seem to put your own mark on them – ala Debbie-doos. Jane


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