Growing up in San Francisco, our winters didn't consist of "dashing through the snow" or making snow angels -- we tried, but there's not a lot one can make out of dense fog. Unless you count blowing fog rings out of the chilly night air.
We would count the Christmas trees we passed while riding here and there. The holiday trees were so colorful, especially the ones that stood on a spinning table, rotating beautiful colors around the window panes.
We celebrated the eight nights of Chanukah. Instead of colorful lights, we decorated our home in just two colors: blue & white. Blue & white hanging dreidels, blue & white tablecloths, blue & white lights around the living room bookcase...you name it, our decor was simply blue & white.
Chanukah gift wrap could only be found in shades of blue and white. Or maybe, silver, if you looked hard enough.
Chanukah decor has changed over the last few decades. Now Chanukah comes in every color imaginable. Gift wrap, menorahs, decorations, tableware, and spinning dreidels come in bright pinks, greens, yellows and more.
I decided to alter a mundane wooden serving tray in the new "Chanukah colors." I found bright fuchsia, lime green & turquoise gift wrap in my Chanukah stash. It was perfect.
I painted the tray with two coats of a dark pink/fuchsia color. I cut a piece of gift wrap to fit snugly inside the tray and adhered it with Mod Podge. When dry to the touch, I covered it with another coat of MP. This got me thinking...so I altered a tile coaster to match. Just need one more coaster
and my tray is ready for company.