Metal Embossing

Metal Embossed Tray Upcycle

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Metal embossed tray upcycle is a beginners metal embossing project using an old metal holiday cookie tray and transforming it with embossed scallops.

Today we are sharing a Metal Embossed Tray Up-Cycle.  Recently, my Dad gave me several metal trays that he had saved from multiple past family Christmas parties.  I’m sure you are familiar with these trays as they are often used for holiday cookie platters and gift giving.

Holiday metal cookie trays.

Back in the spring, I created some lovely copper and aluminium flowers using metal scraps, a scalloped paper punch and some very easy embossing techniques.

You can see a detailed post on the flowers [ here ].

Metal Embossed Flowers.

When I made the flowers for this project, I actually made several more of these little gems because they were so fast, fun and easy to emboss.  I figured I’d find a use for them someday.

Well, today is someday.   I decided that one of the metal trays was getting a makeover using the hand embossed flower scallops.

I spray painted one of the trays black.   After I arranged the embossed scallops on the tray, I realized to fill the tray the way I wanted, I need to make a few cut pieces for the edges.  I still have quite a few metal scallops that were never embossed, so I used a few of them to make these edge pieces.

Metal Scallops are embossed and attached to a metal tray in an up-cycle project.

I laid one of the scallops on a tray and just pressed it in so I would know where I needed to cut it off to get the size piece I needed and the curve I needed.  I used this piece as a template to cut the 6 pieces that I needed.  Below you can see where I was testing out the template to make sure it was the right size.

 

Metal foil scallops are embossed and attached to a metal tray for an up-cycle project.

I quickly hand embossed a design on each of these newly cut partial flowers using the same technique that I used to make the flowers.

I laid the flower scallops out on the tray and moved them around until I was satisfied.

 

Metal foil scallops were embossed and attached to a metal tray for an up-cycle project.

These pieces will be glued down with E6000 glue.

Metal foil scallops are embossed and attached to a metal tray for an up-cycle project.

 

Metal embossed tray upcycle is a beginners metal embossing project using an old metal holiday cookie tray and transforming it with embossed scallops.

I love how this tray turned out!    This tray would look beautiful on a table, displayed on a shelf, wall or mantel.

If you are unfamiliar with metal embossing, where to get supplies, or if you are just looking for some basic tips and techniques, be sure to check out our 4 part mini series for beginners:  Metal Embossing Series.  It is really a whole lot easier than it looks.

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18 Comment

  1. Julie's Lifestyle
    September 18, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Laurie, wow you are so creative and I too love the way the tray came out. The vase with the metal flowers looks nice too.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie xo

    1. Laurie
      September 18, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you Julie! Appreciate you stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

  2. Beverly Roderick
    September 19, 2015 at 11:32 am

    You know I love all of your embossing projects and this one is such a unique decor piece. Adding the edge pieces really gives it a finished look. What a great way to repurpose those old trays!

    1. Laurie
      September 20, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you Beverly, appreciate it. I love an easy project these days.

  3. Goodness!! Laurie, this is so pretty!! Love the metallics against the black!! Stunning!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

    1. Laurie
      September 20, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you Deb! Appreciate you stopping by today!

  4. Trish Martin
    September 20, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I love how this turned out. It looks like a work of art.

    1. Laurie
      September 20, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you Trish! Appreciate your comment and the visit!

  5. Maarit A
    September 20, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I'll have to try 😉

    1. Laurie
      September 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks Maarit, it really is much easier than it looks. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. Julie's Lifestyle
    September 22, 2015 at 2:18 am

    Hi Laurie, thanks fir sharing these awesome projects at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy your week.
    Juliem

    1. Laurie
      September 22, 2015 at 3:12 am

      I enjoy being a part of Cooking and Crafting with J&J! You have a a great week too!

  7. Jess
    September 22, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Oh gosh…these ate so cute! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. Laurie
      September 23, 2015 at 6:01 am

      Thanks Jess, I'm always happy to share at Cooking & Crafting with J&J!

  8. Alys Milner
    November 7, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    So creative. I just found you on Hometalk. It looks like you're having fun here.

    1. Laurie
      November 8, 2015 at 6:40 am

      Thanks so much Alys! Happy that you found us!

  9. Winnie
    November 19, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    What a fantastic and unique looking tray!! I looooooooooove the result
    you're super creative

    1. Laurie
      November 20, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you Winnie, so happy that you like it 🙂 I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and visit with me!

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