Happy March 2! I know I say this almost every month, but time is flying! Which makes me so happy as I can’t wait for Spring. We are still working on our kitchen, but progress has been slow due to the weather. So when I can’t be working on the kitchen I’ve been making a few fun decor items. Today I am sharing how to make an easy wooden tray.
I’ve been looking for a round wooden tray to hold my canisters in my kitchen, but so far I either haven’t found the size I need or one in my budget.
On a recent trip to Hobby Lobby I found this “tray” in the wood section.
Since it had a hanger on the back I feel like it would hang on the wall, however it was the perfect size of the tray I wanted.
Plus, the tray was on sale making it $11.89.
All it needed was feet.
I also found these solid wooden balls for $4.99.
With both the feet and the tray base together the price came in well under $20.00.
Which was more than in my budget!
Here’s just how easy it was to make.
Paint your tray and wooden balls.
I used white spray paint.
Since the center of my tray was not wood, I felt that a spray paint would adhere to the surface better than an acrylic paint.
Glue the wooden balls to the tray.
Once the paint had dried thoroughly, I flipped the tray over and removed the hanger.
Tip: Remove the hanger before spray painting. Don’t be me!
Then, using a ruler found the center of the tray.
If you look closely you can see my pencil lines.
Using E6000 glue, I adhered the wooden balls to the bottom of the tray.
I used my pencil lines to make sure that the feet were spaced evenly apart.
Distress the tray.
Make sure that the glue on the wooden balls dries thoroughly.
I cannot stress this enough.
If they aren’t sufficiently adhered to the tray, they will fall off.
And nobody wants to have a tray loaded with pretties when a foot falls off!
After your glue has dried, give it a quick light sanding to distress the edges.
I just wanted hints of wood showing through, not a full blown distressed look.
So, easy on the sanding.
Once you have finished distressing your tray, you are ready to load it up.
I am so happy with the way my tray turned out!
Also, wouldn’t it be pretty if you added a design to the middle?
Maybe Mod Podge a napkin to the center to match your kitchen?
The possibilities are endless.
Making an easy wooden tray was well… truly easy!
Until next time….
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