Saturday, March 9, 2013

DIY Acrylic Tray

Now as much as I would LOVE to take credit for this adorable yet incredibly simple DIY project, I cannot. The idea came from this blog, and I knew immediately I needed to re-create one of my own. I am so fortunate to have a Hobby Lobby only 3 minutes from our apartment. It's seriously a blessing and a curse at the same time:) 

Anyways, I headed to Hobby Lobby and picked up The Archives brand acrylic photo box frame in an 8.5x11. It was 4.99 but with a 40% coupon it was less than $3. Next I headed over to their scrapbook paper section. They have so many adorable different patterns, but when I saw this bold black and white stripes print, I knew I had to have it. I am really into black and white lately, there is just something I love about a good b&w stripe. 

The paper was $0.59 and with the frame being under $3, the entire project was so ridiculously inexpensive. I got home and trimmed down the paper to fit my frame. I removed the backing from the frame, slipped my scrapbook paper in and voila! An adorable new tray to compliment our high gloss white end table from Ikea. 

Just to recap, you will need:
-The Archives brand box frame in 8.5x11 - $4.99 (use a coupon)
-Scrapbook paper of your choice, trimmed down to fit the frame - $0.59

Guys, it's seriously THAT easy!

It will be one of those projects that you'll think to yourself, how come I didn't think of that?!

Happy tray making, enjoy your weekend!


Lauran {The Real Young Housewife of Southern VA} said...

I love this! And they would make GREAT gifts!!!! Ugh just annoys me that we don't have a Hobby Lobby in our area! Just Michaels and AC Moore!

Jillian @ Newlywed in Nashville said...

Thank you! They would definitely make great gifts, that is a great idea! I am sorry that you don't have a Hobby Lobby, I completely understand your frustration! Michael's might have it too though, it's worth checking out :)