How to make a beautiful decorative DIY tray from a picture frame & tea towel.
As you might know by now, I found this weekly flea market that I love checking out on Sundays, and many times I score really fun finds, like a little tea pot that I incorporated into a summer vignette. Read more about it here. A while back, I picked up two bigger frames with pictures in them. I had just stored them at the time for a future project, because I didn’t really know what to do with them. Until yesterday, when making a tray came to me.
DIY Frame From A Picture Frame & Tea Towel
I have to say this project was not planned out properly and I just went at it without taking proper process pictures. I’m sorry. Wanting instant gratification, I did it the crazy fast way, some part of it in my storage room, which got so hot, I moved in the kitchen, where the lighting was real bad for photos and so on.
Cray-cray for sure! Anyways, it is pretty simple and I will try to explain showing the few not great quality photos, ok??
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What I have used:
big rectangle flea market frames
[you can probably find bigger similar ones at your local thrift store for cheap]
hot glue gun
First, I painted my frame with white chalky paint. I took out the glass and also painted the backing, because I initially thought, I wanted to put a stencil on it. But then I changed my mind quickly and got the tea towel idea.
Although I think a stencil would look great too!
Ok, so next, I screwed on the leather pulls. Mine came with big silver screw tops and I didn’t like the look of them, so looking through my stash, I found 4 simple black screws I used instead.
Next, I took the backing of the frame and wrapped my tea towel around the front part of it and cut the rest off. I’m sure I’ll find a use for the rest of the tea towel at some point too.
Using normal white glue, I glued the tea towel edges around the backing of the frame.
After, I put the glass in it’s place and inserted the tea towel backing on top, just like you would add a picture.
I grabbed the backing from my second frame and hot glued it on top of everything just because my cut off tea towel didn’t look that nice in the back. And last, I added felt pads to all four corners, to keep furniture smooth.
Now the fun part, the decorating!
Lavender looks good on anything, right??
I think the tray looks great on my dining room table!
But I love how it stands out on my coffee table! I think it’ll stay there for now!
I know there are quite a lot of DIY picture frame trays out there, I still hope though, you enjoy my version and got inspired to create your own! Imagine one like these for the Holidays… endless possibilities!
Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!