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This fun Photo Tray project is a perfect way to add some homemade decor.

Now that the weather is getting warmer, I wanted to lighten up my home with some cute summer decor. It did not feel like summer was coming in my home and wanted to spruce up the mood.

I was inspired by Pinterest and decided to turn a picture frame into a tray, not just any tray, but a cute, decorative one. The full supply list is below and this is a project for adults and teens.

I started my fun DIY project with an unfinished picture frame.  You can also use a finished frame.

See what you can do for decor by repurposing a photo frame.

Next, I put in some cute colorful scrapbook paper cut to size.

I love paper crafting and used to scrapbook so I have a little supply one hand. I chose some cute polka dots for summer.

 

This fun DIY photo frame project is so easy and cute!

 

Next, I painted it with some acrylic paint. I chose white, because, summer is coming!

 

This fun DIY photo frame project is so easy and cute!

 

I only did one coat because I kind of like the shabby chic washed wood look.

 

This fun DIY photo frame project is so easy and cute!

Then I added these two handles that I picked up at my local hardware store.

 

This fun DIY photo frame project is so easy and cute!

I made a mark on the frame to make a hole with a nail where the screws would go in. This is important to ensure that the holes will line up with the handle openings. (I am sure there is a technical term for this but I think you know what I mean).

make holes in wood

 

Now for the fun part! I used a drill that helped attach the hardware to the wood in SECONDS!

It was so simple to drill the screws to secure the handles.

This drill is great for DIY projects - so light and easy to use. Saves time too!

 

Next thing you know, I had an adorable, decorative tray!

 

This fun DIY photo frame project is so easy and cute!

What a fun and quick way to repurpose a picture frame!

This fun DIY photo frame project is so easy and cute!

I just love looking at it and it really does make my home feel more like summer. I would highly recommend this drill for your DIY projects. If I can use it easily – nearly anyone can.

 

This fun DIY photo frame project is so easy and cute!

Don’t’ forget to pin this…

DIY frame to tray

 

Repurposed Photo Frame Tray Supply List

  • Photo Frame.  I recommend at least 11″x 14″ for a decent-sized tray, but you can make a smaller one with an 8″ x 10″.
  • Paint
  • Decorative paper
  • Decorative handles (2)
  • Screws
  • Drill – I recommend this one.
  • Nail
  • Hammer

What to bring in some of the warm summer indoors? Decorate with this fun DIY tutorial to turn a picture frame into a serving tray.

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