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)
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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Looking for more ideas?
You will like ideas in the category DECORATE.
 
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These are updated regularly whenever I find unique ideas.

  

Comments

  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.

  4. Loved these tray ideas, especially the mosaic one!

  5. 770 account says:

    Awesome post.

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