Hi Made By Girl Readers! It's Jenny Bevlin bringing you another wonderful DIY project. I love decorative trays because there are so many uses for them. You can use them to serve food (preferably breakfast in bed!) or you can put them on your bar cart or coffee table to serve cocktails.
You can also use them to display jewelry, perfume and nail polishes. The best part about this tray is that it is made with a picture frame. This lets you switch out the design inside the frame with your changing decor.
What you need to make this tray:
- Picture Frame
- Two Drawer Pulls or Handles
- Drill and Drill Bit (The drill bit should be the same size as your screws.)
- Two Screws that are a little longer than the thickness of the frame
- Measuring Tape
- Pencil for marking
- Decorative insert (You can use decorative wrapping paper, fabric etc. I designed my insert in Photoshop and had it printed at the local print shop.)
Steps: Flip the frame over and measure the length of one of the sides.
Mark the center with your pencil.
Measure the bottom of one of the handles to see where the holes measure. Mine measured at 0 and 3, therefore I know that I need to drill the holes 1 1/2 inch on both sides of the center of the frame.
Mark where the holes will need to be drilled with your pencil.
Drill the holes for one side. Repeat by measuring, marking and drilling the holes for the other side.
Insert the screws up through the bottom of the frame and put the handles on the front of the frame. Use your drill's screw driver to screw the screws tight into the handles.
- images by Jenny Bevlin