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Hidden Glowing Tray

Glow in the Dark Paint

Hidden Glowing Tray
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Hidden Glowing Tray

designed by Morena Hockley

Curl up under the covers and enjoy a movie with this tray, glowing with Glow in the Dark Paint.

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Learn more about Glow in the Dark Paint.


Galaxy Glitter™

  • Milky Way Blue (DGG05)

Glow Products

  • Glow-in-the-Dark Paint (DS50)

Metallic Lustre®

  • Silver Spark (ML03C)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® Ultra-Matte Varnish (DS124)

Vintage Effect Wash™

  • Turquoise (DCW12)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper
  • 1/2" angle brush
  • clean cloth
  • electric drill
  • oval wooden plaque
  • small brush
  • cabinet handles (2)
  • wood burning tool


  1. Use a wood burning tool to carve lines into the wooden plaque.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Fill the wood burned lines with Milky Way Blue, using a small brush to place the glitter paint in the grooves. Let dry completely.
    Step 1 Example
  3. When dry, sand the painted areas to make them flat and level with the plaque surface. Wipe off the dust.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the wood with Turquoise on a 1/2" angle brush. Use a dry cloth to wipe away some of the wash to create an aged look.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Add the Glow in the Dark Paint over the glitter paint in the burned grooves, using a small brush to paint and filling the lines over the glitter. Let dry completely.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Sand the dried glow product to make the surface of the tray even and smooth. Sand the edges as well, to distress the finish more.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Brush the DuraClear Ultra-Matte Varnish over the wood and let dry.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Brush Silver Spark over the cabinet handles. Let dry. Use an electric drill to attach the handles to the tray.
    Step 7 Example