DIY Lucite tray

Here's an easy DIY to start off the New Year! I love the look of a sleek yet beautiful tray to corral my pretty things on my bed/nightstand. It just so happens that in stores, these trays can cost $50 and up! Here's how I easily made my own "lucite" tray for just about 5 bucks.

My inspiration was this tray from CB2. This one runs for about $40. 
Okay so step one... head over to a craft store, Walmart, or Target and grab an acrylic box frame. I found mine at Michael's for around $4.00 depending on the size you choose. Now you could stop here, or add a little color like I did with the touch of gold.

I used Mod Podge and painted the inside of the frame with a foam brush. 

Lastly, I trimmed some gold metallic scrapbook paper to size and placed it in my frame. Voila'! Instant glam "Lucite" tray! I also love that its lightweight so that I can move it to my nightstand whenever I desire.
Let me know if you try this easy DIY and tag me in your pics!


  1. Great idea. Your version is just a pretty. Great job!

  2. Okay, I need one of those trays, such a cute idea!

  3. OOOOhh, this is my type of DIY projects, 1, 2 bam! Love the tray. I never knew those acrylic boxes were so cheap.


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