15 Decorative DIY trays for home (tutorials)

Decorating any space at home with trays can make all the difference  Do you agree?

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

I am sharing 15 different ways to make decorative trays  Or refashion old ones


 decorative DIY trays


Let’s have a look at:

DIY trays


crochet DIY tray

Crochet DIY Tray

Use doilies or crochet mats to refashion an old tray


stencil DIY tray

Stenciled decorative tray

Paint a tray with your favorite design  Learn how to stencil a decorative tray!


recycle DIY tray

Cardboard tray tutorial

Turn cardboard into a decorative tray with fabric  Love this thrifty idea!


yardsticks DIY tray

DIY yardsticks tray

Use rulers (yardsticks) to decorate the base of a tray


wine cork tray tutorial

Make wine cork 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  ; )


wooden decorative tray

Wooden tray tutorial

This one needs patience and time  Cut pieces of plywood and glue them onto the tray

The painted chevron lines give a fun effect


painted DIY tray tutorial

Painted DIY tray

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


mosaic decorative tray tutorial

Handmade mosaic tray

Buy some mosaic tiles and use them to make a tray


frame DIY tray

DIY serving 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


fabric DIY tray

DIY fabric tray

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


DIY tray tutorial

Bottle cap tray tutorial

Spray paint bottle caps  Stick them to the base of your tray  What a fun idea!


decorative DIY tray

Silver decorative tray

Cover a frame with silver leaf  The cut-out paper botanical motive looks so pretty


wooden decorative tray tutorial

Make wooden tray

Glue plywood to make this beautiful tray


decorative fabric tray

Make breakfast 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


chalkboard paint tray

Food/ dinner bed tray

Last but not the least  Chalkboard paint a vintage tray

15+1 (I found another one)
penny DIY tray
I just found this beautiful tray made with coins  Once all the coins were set, envirotex lite was poured over
Love how this penny tray looks
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  1. What great trays! Thanks for including mine. Now I’ve got to figure out where to put more trays, I want to try several of these! Hope you’re having a good week Hani! xoxo, Sharon

  2. Thanks for featuring two of my trays!

  3. You have a wonderful blog. I love all these DIY tray ideas! Stopping in from #UBP13.

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