Today’s DIY has been brought to you by the Frugal-Franny in me, and it honestly couldn’t be any easier.
Have you noticed the sudden burst of acrylic / leucite / (clear) furniture and home decor? I am in love with it. Acrylic accents add the perfect touch of modern to any space, and to quote Martha Stewart (my spirit-animal), ‘that’s a good thing’.
I found this fab DIY on Rain on a Tin Roof , and decided I needed one (or ten) of my own. So here it is folks, the easiest DIY you will ever do:
Stuff you need:
*Cheap plastic frame (I got mine from Michael’s for around $4).
*Wrapping paper or scrapbook paper
1. The Frame
Remember those cheap, plastic, box-frames with the cardboard backs, from the 80’s? My mom used to put all of our childhood art in them. (I would put money on the fact that some of said art remains in said frames.) Anyhoo, go get one at Michael’s, (I got one for under $4.)
Removed the cardboard backing and flip it face-down.
(Are you having an ‘a-ha’ moment yet?)
2. The Lining
Originally I thought I would use scrapbook paper for my tray lining, but ended up finding inspiration in the discount wrapping paper area. Score! Either way, pick your poison.
Trace the frame on the back of the paper, and cut to size. Once this is done, tape the back sides of the paper to the bottom of the tray, and boom! You have your beautiful new tray.
Disclaimer: I wish I could have styled the tray a bit more to my liking, but we are still displaced and not living in our home, and thus not amongst our own stuff.