Flower & Ribbon Trays


  • 12 x 14.5-inch plywood boards
  • Copier paper
  • Self-adhesive laminating paper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Flower
  • Black ribbon
  • Scotch tape
  • Water-based clear varnish
  • Copier
  • Pencil or pen
  • Razor blade
  • Cutting board
  • Stencil brush
  • Disposable paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small dish for paint


  1. Start with a black and white copy of a flower.

  2. Before cutting, cover both sides of your stencil with self-adhesive laminating paper.

  3. On the cutting board, begin cutting with the razor blade. It’s just like carving a jack-o-lantern. The part you take out can be cut in several little pieces, but the cleaner your outline, the cleaner your stencil.


  • Lay the stencil on the board. Tape it securely in place.
  • Put a small amount of paint on your dish and dab your brush in the paint. Stenciling does not require very much paint. In fact, it’s better to go lightly.
  • When you’re finished, carefully remove the stencil.
  • When the painted area is dry, wrap ribbon around the board, cut, and secure temporarily on back with scotch tape. Use hot glue on back to attach ribbon.
  • Varnish top and sides of the board including the ribbons. Apply 2 coats per the directions.