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15+ Lovely Serving Trays To Make: {Crafty DIY}

Posted By Tipnut On January 11, 2011 @ 12:27 am In Projects | No Comments

Here’s a great mix of serving trays to make featuring different techniques and ideas. Some use ready-made trays, others use repurposed items (like picture frames and cupboard doors). With a little paint and creativity, you can make a lovely and functional item for your home quite easily. Enjoy!

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

Punched Cork [1]: Cork cutouts are protective, practical, and pretty. The material absorbs condensation from wet glasses, preventing glassware from sliding.

Bottle Caps [2]: How lovely! Spray paint bottle caps in a variety of colors and seal in place with acryclic water.

sweetsomethingdesign.blogspot.com

sweetsomethingdesign.blogspot.com

ashleyannphotography.com

ashleyannphotography.com

Picture Frame [3]: Fix drawer handle pulls to a double sided glass picture frame tray, insert favorite mementos between the glass.

Memento Lined [4]: This one’s made with an old wood tray covered with glass and lined with a vintage poster and other fun bits.

back2vintage.blogspot.com

back2vintage.blogspot.com

designspongeonline.com

designspongeonline.com

Birdie [5]: Made with a woodburning tool and a hot iron transfer pattern.

Cupboard Door Tray [6]: Made by painting an old cupboard door and attaching drawer pulls for handles.

craftynest.com

craftynest.com

joann.com

joann.com

Shadow Box [7]: Made with a shadow box, purse handles, faux leather, scrapbook paper and chipboard alphabets.

Tufted [8]: Fabric padded & tufted wood tray project.

aplaceforusblog.com

aplaceforusblog.com

funtocraft.blogspot.com

funtocraft.blogspot.com

Damask [9]: Old wooden tray spray painted black and covered with a damask print wrapping paper and sealed with a matte finish.

DIY Chalkboard Tray [10]: Cover an old tray with chalkboard paint and you can serve guest with a personalized welcome message each time they visit.

theredchairblog.blogspot.com

theredchairblog.blogspot.com

yankeemagazine.com

yankeemagazine.com

Autumn [11]: This fall-foliage-theme tray is perfect for serving coffee, cider, or breakfast in bed.

Mosaic [12]: For a simple, colorful accent to your kitchen, try creating a mosaic tray.

hgtv.com

hgtv.com

alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com

alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com

Modge Podge & Paper [13]: Spray paint a beat up old tray and apply a design with scrapbook paper, seal and coat with Modge Podge.

Decorative Striped [14]: A standard baker’s tray becomes a vibrant decorative piece with this easy how-to.

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

youngancrafty.blogspot.com

youngancrafty.blogspot.com

Wooden [15]: A simple project using scrap wood, stain, paint and jute or twine for the handles.

Mini Mosaic Tray [16]: Made with a shallow display box or tray, mosaic tiles, grout and tacky glue.

designspongeonline.com

designspongeonline.com

sandandsisal.com

sandandsisal.com

Sea Glass Mosaic [17]: An old tray is sanded, painted white then covered with a layer of sea glass pieces and grout.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Punched Cork: http://www.marthastewart.com/272206/punched-cork-serving-tray

[2] Bottle Caps: http://sweetsomethingdesign.blogspot.com/2010/07/bottle-cap-tray.html

[3] Picture Frame: http://ashleyannphotography.com/blog/2008/06/30/diy-picture-frame-tray/

[4] Memento Lined: http://back2vintage.blogspot.com/2010/12/its-wonderful-life.html

[5] Birdie: http://www.designsponge.com/2007/11/diy-wednesdays-birdie-serving-tray.html

[6] Cupboard Door Tray: http://www.craftynest.com/2008/12/salvaged-cupboard-door-serving-tray/

[7] Shadow Box: http://www.joann.com/shadowbox-serving-tray/prod220026/

[8] Tufted: http://aplaceforusblog.com/tufted-serving-tray/

[9] Damask: http://funtocraft.blogspot.com/2010/04/damask-tray.html

[10] DIY Chalkboard Tray: http://theredchairblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/fun-ways-to-welcome-house-guests-diy.html

[11] Autumn: http://www.yankeemagazine.com/issues/2009-09/home/servingtray

[12] Mosaic: http://www.hgtv.com/handmade/how-to-make-a-mosaic-serving-tray/index.html

[13] Modge Podge & Paper: http://www.lemonsqueezyhome.com/2010/06/guest-tutorial-with-my-sis.html

[14] Decorative Striped: http://www.marthastewart.com/287722/decorative-tray

[15] Wooden: http://www.youngandcrafty.com/2011/05/wooden-tray-tutorial.html

[16] Mini Mosaic Tray: http://www.designsponge.com/2009/01/diy-wednesdays-3.html

[17] Sea Glass Mosaic: http://www.sandandsisal.com/2012/02/sea-glass-mosaic-tray.html

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