I've professed my love for trays before so it should come as no surprise that I'm back with another DIY tray today. I did a DIY lucite tray for my bedroom a little while ago and wanted to do something similar for my daughter's room. She has quite the collection of accessories these days: necklaces, bracelets, bows, etc. It's amazing how young they start loving those things and knowing exactly how to use them! I thought it would be fun to display a few of her accessories on a tray. It's also a great place to put things like those random little hair rubber bands that I always find in the floor. I actually wish I had this tray when she was itty bitty. It would have been a great place to put all the necessities (gas drops, gripe water, a thermometer) and have them within arm's reach.
For the DIY, start with this frame. You can find these at most craft stores and if you catch them on sale or use a coupon they end up being around $2 for this size (8 x 10)
For the handles, I dug through my hardware stash and came up with these. I bought them at Goodwill forever ago, but they originally came from Target. They were brushed nickel, but you know I can't stay away from gold so I gave them a quick spray. I really didn't document this DIY, I'm so bad about taking step by step pictures. I just get into the project and before you know it I'm done and have no pictures to show. Thankfully this is really easy so I'm sure you guys will have no trouble figuring it out. After I sprayed the handles gold, I used some hot glue to attach them to either side of the tray. I'm not planning to actually use the handles to lift the tray and carry it around so I wasn't worried about the glue being super strong. If you were worried about that you could use a stronger glue, like E-6000. For the heart, I just cutout a heart from some glittered cardstock and attached it with Modge Podge.
All of these bows are from Forever 21. They have adorable bows and they are so inexpensive.
The tray is sitting on top of her newly painted dresser. Pictures are coming soon!