Decorative Tray

Here's quick DIY for a decorative tray that you can use for all kinds of purposes. It's a nice rustic decor to make anything that's placed on it stand out even more. Most of the materials were bought at the dollar store, which make this project a fun and affordable one.


  • Two Picture Frames

  • Acrylic Paint

  • Brush

  • Rope

  • E6000 Glue

  • Hot Glue Gun

  • Fake Flowers of Your Choice

Step 1

Start by taking your two frames apart and safely putting the glass aside so it doesn't break. You can discard the back cover with the stand. We used Ceramcoat white acrylic paint and a foam brush to apply the paint on the frame. Use long brush strokes to create a nice rustic look on the frame. Allow the paint to dry and add another coat of paint. Leaving brush strokes in adds to the look.

Step 2

Next, you have to paint the legs. We found these pieces at Hobby Lobby. Not sure what they're called but they are perfect for this project. We painted these with the same paint. The wood took the paint well, so no need for primer

Step 3

Let's glue the legs on. We used E6000 glue on these. It's durable, sets quick and clear. Put a good amount on the legs, but not too close to the outside edge so the glue doesn't ooze out and show too much. As soon as you put the legs on the tin you can feel the glue just grab.

Step 4

For this next step, it's just aesthetic. We had leftover rope from another project and used the same E6000 glue to attach them onto the tin. This step involves a bit more time holding it in place so the rope doesn't fall off.