Quick and Easy Tray Makeover

Here's a quick little project that is under $10. Earlier this year I purchased a small teal tray from the dollar section at Target to hold our remotes. I figured if the remotes had a home they wouldn't get lost...yeah right!

A few days ago I gave my little tray more pajazz by just adding patterned paper and a piece of glass.

Here's what you will need:
Tray / Glass / Patterned Paper / Craft Knife / Self-Healing Mat
I already had my tray so my first step was to get a piece of glass cut to fit inside the tray. I went to Lowe's and purchased a piece of glass and had them cut it. They cut it at no additional charge.
Lowes cutting a piece of glass
You can use any paper that you like; pretty wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, a child's drawing, anything. I used a piece of wrapping paper from our local paper shop.

Once you have all the material, just cut your paper to fit inside your tray. Simply place the cut glass on top of your paper and cut around the glass with a craft knife. PLEASE make sure to cut on top of a self-healing mat of some kind. You will ruin your table or floor if you don't.
Next, just pop in your paper and your glass. Voila, you are done! Easy no?
So here's the price breakdown: Tray $2.50, Paper $4.00, and Glass $2.43. Totaling $8.93! You can come out cheaper if you already own some of the materials and if you use scrapbook paper or free kid's art.

This project took me all of 2 minutes to complete! Stop by next week for my Thanksgiving Table-scape. See ya soon!

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  1. so simple but chic...now i want two or three of them but im tryn to find use for them...any suggestions?

    1. Remotes, mail, magazines, small vase of flowers with a small decorative bowl to put your bracelets in, candles...I hope you are inspired!

  2. Yes, mail and magazines is what I need it for..Thanks


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