DIY: Mod Podge Cookies & Milk Santa Tray

by Melissa

Easily customize your child’s own Cookies & Milk Santa tray with a thrifted frame and some glitter Mod Podge. 
A fun DIY to get your kids crafting this holiday season. 
DIY: Mod Podge Cookies & Milk Santa Tray


Supplies Needed:

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Mod Podge Brush (optional, but works great)
Thrifted or New Frame
Paint Brush
Construction Paper


Tutorial Steps:

Step 1: Gather supplies.

Step 2: Remove the frame backing and brush on the Mod Podge straight to the glass. The Glitter Mod Podge does best with several coats. I coated the glass 5 times before I had just the right glitter look. Once your Mod Podge dries you are ready to paint your frame.

Step 3: Paint your frame! You can use any color of your choosing but some great colors for Christmas are obviously red and green. I chose to use green.

Step 4: Now that your paint is dry you can flip over your frame and place a piece of construction paper behind the Mod Podge and then replace the backing. I found that the paper allowed the glitter to really pop. You can again use the color of your choosing. I wanted to keep it monochromatic and went with green on green.

Step 5: This is optional but since you only use the Santa tray one night during the entire season I think it would be fun to either use a dry erase marker or cut vinyl and do a Christmas silhouette on the front of the glass. It would look great with a vignette on the mantel and it can be erased or peeled off for Christmas Eve.

DIY: Mod Podge Cookies & Milk Santa Tray Tutorial

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Melanie @ bear rabbit bear November 15, 2013 - 2:14 AM

We need to make a tray like this! Cute!

amber.m November 15, 2013 - 6:32 PM

I want to make one! This is super cute and sounds pretty easy!

Melissa November 19, 2013 - 1:54 AM

It is definitely easy and doesn’t take very long at all.

Deb Clem-Buckert November 15, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Cute idea! Thanks!

Chelsea Olivia November 16, 2013 - 9:58 PM

I love the subtle glitter! I am going to look into this stuff because I always want to put glitter on everything… 🙂

Melissa November 19, 2013 - 1:53 AM

It’s actually pretty glittery despite not showing up real glittery in the photo. I love this formula though. 🙂

Kathy Penney November 17, 2013 - 1:23 AM

Very cute! Love the sparkly green!

Summer Rumsey November 22, 2013 - 6:36 PM

Love this idea – so cute! I just love Mod Podge!

kendall r November 23, 2013 - 2:36 AM

That is so cool! Love that idea!

Katie Clark November 23, 2013 - 5:16 AM

I love this idea — I might have to use some of my Mod Podge on an activity like this 🙂

Claire @ A Little Claireification November 23, 2013 - 10:50 PM

How cute is this? I love it and I LOVE Mod Podge!! Thanks for sharing!!

Chelsea November 24, 2013 - 2:33 AM

What an ADORABLE tray! You did such a great job!