These are 15 different ways to make decorative trays. Or refashion old ones. Add your items in a beautiful DIY tray. And there it looks much better than plain. Instead of just making decorative trays for serving. They are used to spruce up many spaces at home now.
Use doilies or crochet mats to refashion an old tray.
Paint a tray with your favorite design. Learn how to stencil a decorative tray!
Turn cardboard into a decorative tray with fabric. Love this thrifty idea!
Use rulers (yardsticks) to decorate the base of a tray.
Use wine corks to decorate the base of a tray. I love the distressed painted frame of this tray too.
This tray gives you a reason to save those corks.
This one needs patience and time. Cut pieces of plywood and glue them onto the tray.
The painted chevron lines give a fun effect.
Think of a design and cover the tray with painter’s tape.
Go wild with colors. Remove the tape and you have a color blocked tray.
Buy some mosaic tiles and use them to make a tray.
Turn a picture frame into a tray. All you need is a scrapbook paper of your choice for base.
And dresser handles for lifting, screwed into the frame.
Cover an old baking tray with fabric using spray adhesive. What I love baking trays is they are magnetic.
You can use them an organizing boards and so much more.
Spray paint bottle caps. Stick them to the base of your tray. What a fun idea!
Cover a frame with silver leaf. The cut-out paper botanical motive looks so pretty.
Glue plywood to make this beautiful tray.
Another picture frame turned into a tray using fabric.
It gave me an idea to use stencil to write on tray fabric. Kind of a custom tray for breakfast in bed.
Last but not the least. Chalkboard paint a vintage tray.