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DIY Home Decor – Picture Frame Tray

Happy Sunday, sweet friends! Sunday is my favorite day of the week. I typically use the last day of the weekend to get organized. I’ll plan out the week ahead, do some grocery shopping, and tidy up around the house.

One of the things that helps me stay organized around the house is all of my trays. I have one on almost every table in my house. Trays are such a staple home decor item. You can throw a bunch of stuff on a tray on your coffee table or night stand and it will immediately look organized. I’ve seen a lot of DIY’s recently using picture frames, so I decided to join all the fun.

I made this tray from a picture frame and drawer handles I picked up at Joann’s.  This project cost me about $10 total since I had a coupon and a lot of this stuff laying around the house.

For this project you will need:

  • 11 x 17 picture frame
  • White spray paint
  • 2 drawer pulls
  • E6000 glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

First I removed the plastic and the backing from the frame so that I could spray paint it white. Make sure to take your time when spray painting to avoid any drips. I always do a thin layer first then wait 30 minutes and go back and do anther coat. I repeat this process until I get the coverage I desire. Two coats worked just fine for this project.

Once the paint is dry, it’s time to add the handles!

I dabbed a little glue on either side of the handle. Be careful not to use too much, otherwise it will come out of the sides when you press it against the frame.

I recommend using a ruler or a tape measure and a pencil to lightly mark exactly where you would like the handles to go.

Once the handles are where you want them, leave them to dry for a few hours. The E6000 glue is crazy strong, but needs time to dry. The bottle recommends you wait 24 hours.  After the glue is completely dried, you can add scrapbook paper inside of the frame for a cute design. I used some leftover fabric from another project.

Now you can add your own finishing touches of decor and you’re all done!

This tray is perfect for on top of my dresser. I placed some flowers, a little jewelry box, ring holder, and a candle on top. I love the way it turned out!

Thanks so much for reading. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

4 thoughts on “DIY Home Decor – Picture Frame Tray

  1. I love this idea! Is the glue strong enough that you are able to carry this tray full of objects, safely? How is this holding up for you? I can’t always drill handles and I’d love the option of gluing, but only if I’m sure they will hold with the E6000. Thank you!

  2. Hi Marj! I made this tray for decor to go on top of my dresser. I put my perfumes and my little jewelry box on it, but I haven’t really used it to carry things around. The E6000 holds up great so far and the handles are still sturdy and in place, but I would recommend using a drill if you plan on carrying things around. Hope this helps!

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