What makes you happy?
For myself it’s, of course, my family, my husband and my friends (and my career), but little things like this tray makes me smile. I look forward to the fresh lemonades and warm cookies, rosemint tea and homemade scones and cupcakes and cocktails that I will serve on it to my loved ones.
The D.I.Y serving tray idea came from recently seeing this monogrammed tray from Johnathan Adler. I liked the idea of a custom serving tray to entertain and organize your life with. I chose to create my own version with a frame. A frame is a sensible idea for a serving tray, as you can change out the inside design. How fun would it be to have a metallic paper for NYE? How about making a tray for a newly married couple with their favorite wedding photo?
- Frame (My frame was originally black but I spray painted it white)
- Decorative Paper, Printed Picture or ???
- Drawer Handles (The handles I used came from Home Depot and were $1.50 each!!)
- Power drill
- Tape Measure
Use the measurement of your frame to cut your inside design or picture. Set aside. On the back of the frame, measure and mark with a pencil where you will need to drill your pilot holes for the screws. Drill the holes and attach the handles to the screws (please note, your handles could be different from ours do D.I.Y. accordingly . Then add your design/photo into the frame . Protect your couch and coffee tables by covering the screws underneath with small protective pads.