This DIY trinket tray will surprise you with not only how sweet it is, but how easy and affordable it is to make! If you are looking for a cute tray to hold little small trinkets that are homeless and laying around your drawers, this will be the best creation.
DIY Trinket Tray- For Any Occasion!
These trinket trays are great for your home, but they also make a great gift. Especially if you are making gifts in bulk! I made a bundle of these for my daughter’s first communion. It is hard to find gifts that balance the idea of being thoughtful while not being too expensive. Especially when it comes to family functions like communions, baptisms, etc. These work great for any type of party where you need party favors. They are also great to have on hand if you ever need a last-minute gift. Having a small box of these with some cute extra bags and tissue paper is never a bad idea!
Ours say “blessed” on it since it was for my daughter’s first communion. You can use the word blessed as well if you would like to make a thoughtful gift for a friend of faith- many of us love to be reminded of the blessings in life, but any word could go here as well. Are you ready to make your DIY trinket tray?
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- 8”x8” wood artist’s panel
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic paint in Burnt Umber, White
- Decoart Dura Clear Sealer
- Paint brushes
- Black vinyl cutout, transfer tape
- Decorative transfers
How to Make a Trinket Tray using a Dollar Store Wood Panel
Mix one part brown paint with an equal amount of water to create stain.
Paint frame and back side of wood panel with the stain. Let dry.
Paint inside of panel with white paint. Add second coat if needed and let dry. We suggest leaving it 24 hours to dry fully before trying to apply the vinyl lettering.
After weeding the excess vinyl, place transfer tape over the black vinyl phrase. Transfer from backing to the panel and press in place.
Add decorative transfers to the tray if you like. We had these pretty lavender and flower transfers we couldn’t resist using.
Once the transfers are in place, add a coat of clear sealer to protect the surface especially if using the tray to hold knick-knacks.
Lastly, finish off the trinket trays by adding some small metal handles to either side. We picked this up online and really help finish off the tray nicely.
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DIY Trinket Tray using a Dollar Store Wood Panel
- Mix one part brown paint with equal amount of water to create stain.
- Paint frame and back side of wood panel with the stain. Let dry.
- Paint inside of panel with white paint. Add second coat if needed and let dry.
- After weeding the excess vinyl, place transfer tape over the black vinyl phrase. Transfer from backing to the panel and press in place.
- Add decorative transfers to the tray.
- Add handles (if desired).