Recycling an Old Tray Into a New One

DIY Recycling Old Trays

Nowadays trays are not used only to serve but also as a decorative object at home. It doesn’t matter if it is to place some toiletries in the bathroom, perfumes in the bedroom or small vases and books in the living room; a beautiful tray always brings a charm and a sense of organization to the place. If you have an old tray at home and want to transform it in a nice new piece to your house without spending a lot, we have the solution for you! Have a look at these ideas using simple and easy materials that anyone can do it at home.

Washi Tapes

These tapes are a new trend in the market and can be used for many things, including give a new look to your old tray! They are really easy to apply and can be found in thousands of colors and patterns!

diy-tray-washi-tape

diy-tray-washi-tape

Stamps

nice stamp and a bit of ink is what you need for this idea! You can buy a stamp in a specialized store or even make your own stamp at home using a piece of rubber, wood or even food!

diy-tray-stamps

diy-tray-stamps

Stencil

Stencils are a really nice idea to transform your tray! You can find many different types on home or paint stores! Choose a nice spray color and don’t forget to fix the stencil really well to not move it while you are working.

diy-tray-stencil

diy-tray-stencil

Wall Paper

A piece of wall paper in the bottom of your tray will be perfect to give a new look to it! If you will serve drinks on the tray or use it in the bathroom is a good idea to apply a contact paper on it to protect.

diy-tray-wall-paper

diy-tray-wall-paper

Mosaic

This idea is a bit more time consuming but the result is magic! You will need pieces of glass, stones or ceramic and a bit of tile adhesive.  Construct your mosaic on the bottom of the tray and then carefully apply the adhesive to glue the pieces together. Wait it to dry and use a wet towel to remove the excess of the product.

diy-tray-mosaic

diy-tray-mosaic

Wine Corks

They are a nice option to cover your tray and give a different look to it! You will only need some corks (the amount necessary to cover the bottom of the tray) and a strong glue. Remember to let it dry well before using!

diy-tray-corks

diy-tray-corks

Bottle Caps

These are something everybody has at home! Bottle caps are a nice idea and they can be used in its original form or you can apply some spray paint in the color you want! Use a strong glue to fix them on the bottom of the trays and it is done!

diy-tray-bottle-caps

diy-tray-bottle-caps

Chalk Paint

This amazing paint can transform your tray not only in a new one but also in a message board! What about preparing that nice breakfast for someone special and leaving a lovely message on it? I’m sure this will be a success in your home!

diy-tray-chalkboard-paint

diy-tray-chalkboard-paint