This year we did something different for Christmas. We stuck to a reasonable budget (and managed to stay under it!) and a few of the gifts were even homemade. I had a lot of fun making them. Here’s one more.
Note: Ours was sturdy enough that it could actually be used as a serving tray. Be sure to carefully test yours beforehand if this is what you plan to do with it, as not all frames are created equal.
- A deep-set frame around 11″x14″ or larger with glass
- Scrap of fabric (mine was 18″x42″ but ended up being trimmed down) — patterns are great for this project!
- Power drill
- Thick rope/decorative metal handles
- Second set of hands / paper clamps to hold material in place during stapling
- 1 extra piece of cardboard backing from same sized frame
How to make a decorative table tray:
I found these frames at a Value Village. In this case, the one deep set frame we found came without glass, so we picked out another plain frame — same width and height — to provide the glass.
That’s it! This project looks like it has more steps than it actually does. The total time elapsed (besides going out to purchase frames and charging the drill) was about 25 minutes. Makes for pretty decor for you or a thoughtful gift for someone else.
Hope this instructional helped!
So, what do you think?