DIY Decor: Picture Frame Serving Tray

My absolute favorite thing to do on the weekends is to curl up with a hot cup of coffee (hot chocolate during the Holidays) and get caught up on my reading (and my reading I mean all my fashion magazines). I have a fun little corner in my apartment with with a cozy chair that looks out the big bay window where I usually do my reading. After making a zillion trips between the kitchen and my reading space, I realize it would be so much easier if I had a little tray to transport my snacks and so little tray I made.

Materials: Memory Box or Picture Frame, Drawer Handles, Placemat

Using a ruler, mark on the frame where the holes for the handle are to be drilled. I salvaged these handles from my neighbor who was about to throw them away, but you can pick up drawer handles at your local hardware store in a different range of prices.

Use a drill to make holes in the frame

Screw the handle into place

Trim the mat to fit inside the frame

Silky animal print PJs by Jaclyn Smith available at Kmart

19 responses

  1. what a fun idea 🙂

    November 18, 2012 at 8:49 am

  2. Panda_chan

    This is amazing! *_*

    November 18, 2012 at 10:20 am

  3. Cute idea!!

    November 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

  4. New Yorker Chic

    This is so cool!! Totally making one of these when I’m home for Thanksgiving.

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    November 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm

  5. Love this! What a great way to curl up in style! Btw, I love the way you “read!!” 😉

    November 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm

  6. This is adorable! And looks easy!

    Xo, Rachel

    Glitzy Blues

    November 18, 2012 at 9:24 pm



    November 19, 2012 at 2:43 am

  8. Super cute!

    November 19, 2012 at 5:39 am

  9. I love this! I’m definitely going to try it, maybe adding some gold paint?!

    November 19, 2012 at 6:03 am

    • Oh that sounds chic!!!! Send me pics! xo

      November 19, 2012 at 7:55 am

  10. This is great! thanks for sharing. Definitely doing this over the holiday. Thanks!

    November 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm

  11. absolutely love this! Thank you for sharing!

    November 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm

  12. imaksimize

    Reblogged this on imaKSimize and commented:
    Cute Idea!

    November 20, 2012 at 10:48 pm

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  14. Such a cute idea!!

    November 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  15. Giftxoxo

    Nice and different thinking.

    November 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

  16. I want one! So clever.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:56 am

  17. This is pretty cooool. Will have to try it out!

    December 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  18. Such a cute idea and so different from the other DIY’s out there on how to make your own tray. Can’t wait to try this one! Thanks!

    January 11, 2013 at 7:50 pm

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