A few years ago, I hosted a tea party for Mother’s Day, and I made each guest their own serving tray, personalized just for them! The tea party was a great success, and I know this personal touch made my beloved guests feel special, and it added the extra pizzazz I was looking for! This is one of my favorite projects because it can be completely tailored to keep for yourself or to give as a one-of-a-kind gift! The possibilities are limitless and the materials can include anything from magazine cutouts, fake flowers, buttons, or any small notion that will fit!
My mother still displays her serving tray by hanging it as art on her kitchen wall, so I walk past it often without giving it a second thought. I did give it a second thought the other day, though, and it hit me that Mother’s Day is almost here, and these would make amazing breakfast in bed trays! What could be better than a three-in-one gift?! Show your Mother how much you appreciate her and take her breakfast in bed to a whole new level this year with a lasting piece of handmade art that she can enjoy for years!
DIY Serving Tray!
For this project, you will need:
An old sturdy frame (You can always buy new, just be sure to opt for a wooden frame so you will be able to screw your handles onto it!)
Two drawer handle pulls with screws
Paint (if desired)
A sponge brush
Flowers, cut-outs, trinkets, or any other small favors you would like to use
Back ground paper or fabric
Drill or screw driver (or both)
Start by carefully removing the glass so that you can paint your frame (if desired)!
While the frame is drying (or if you do not need to paint your frame), go ahead and cover the back board of your frame by gluing down background paper or wrapping it in fabric.
Lay out your flowers, cut-outs, or trinkets, keeping in mind the depth between your back board and the glass.
Once you have it just the way you want, glue it all down!
When the frame is dry, attach the handle pulls and reassemble your frame; your tea tray is complete!
Time for tea; Cheerio!
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