DIY Gift Idea: Stenciled Wood Breakfast Tray with Oramask Stencil Vinyl

Hey crafty friends, Kayla from Kayla Makes here today to show you how easy it is to create a stenciled wooden breakfast tray using Oramask 813 and acrylic paint. As always, I’ll be using my Cricut Maker in this step-by-step tutorial but any cutting machine will work.

Let’s get started.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Estimated Time To Complete: One Hour

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Step One: Set-Up Design and Cut

Upload the design you’re using into Design Space and scale it to fit on your breakfast tray. You can either select and drag the design to scale or enter the dimensions manually in the length and width boxes.

Click the make it button then select your material from the drop down list. On my Cricut Maker I used the stencil vinyl setting and it worked great.

Place the stencil material on the cutting mat with the blue side facing up and load the mat into the machine. Check that all of the setting are correct and then press the flashing start button.

Step Two: Weed

After cutting is complete, use a hook tool to weed away the letters creating a stencil. Be sure the centers of the letters stay in place!

Step Three: Apply Transfer Tape

Cut a piece of transfer tape to size and use a scraper tool to burnish well over the entire stencil.

Peel the transfer tape and the Oramask away from the paper backing. If there are any pieces that didn’t stick to the transfer tape, place it back down and burnish over it again.

Step Four: Transfer Stencil

Center the stencil on the tray and use the scraper tool once again to apply firm pressure over the entire design. Do this several times to ensure a really good stick!

Then, peel away the transfer tape by starting at the corner and peeling at an angle.

Step Five: Apply Paint

Use a sponge dauber or a dry paintbrush to dab acrylic paint over the stencil. I like to use a pouncing motion as opposed to a brushing motion to keep the paint from seeping under any edges that may not be completely stuck down.

Step Six: Remove Stencil

Let the paint dry completely and then carefully peel away the stencil vinyl to reveal the crisp clean paint lines.

Use the hook tool again to remove the smaller pieces of vinyl from inside the letters.

If you have any areas that leaked use a damp detail brush to clean up the edges. That’s all there is to it!

This would make the perfect base for a gift set for a new mom. Fill it with cute coffee mugs, coffee beans, local jam and fresh baked croissants then leave it at the door and make her day!

For even more DIY gift inspiration check out this post on the Craftables blog: How To Apply Adhesive Vinyl on an Acrylic Keychain. Happy crafting!