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.
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.
Next, I painted it with some acrylic paint. I chose white, because, summer is coming!
I only did one coat because I kind of like the shabby chic washed wood look.
Then I added these two handles that I picked up at my local hardware store.
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).
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.
Next thing you know, I had an adorable, decorative tray!
What a fun and quick way to repurpose a picture frame!
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.
Don’t’ forget to pin this…
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″.
- Decorative paper
- Decorative handles (2)
- Drill – I recommend this one.
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