Picture Frame DIY Serving Tray


Picture Frame DIY Serving Tray

Picture Frame DIY Serving Tray
Picture Frame DIY Serving Tray

This photo frame serving tray is an amazingly easy and thrifty project for any party. Wow guests with this table decoration, or give it as a handmade gift.

If you have an old picture frame you don't really care for, you can turn it into this Picture Frame DIY Serving Tray instead. You could use this for breakfast in bed, scones at a tea party, or desserts at any gathering. You can also completely personalize it with a design you like! Match it to a particular occasion or make a neutral serving tray for everyday use. It would be so lovely to make several different designs with an ecclectic array of frames for a unique effect! Have fun with this project and enjoy making the loveliest new platter for your home.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsGlass, Recycled Materials, Wood

Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • An old frame
  • Fabric scraps
  • Pinking shears
  • Drawer handles
  • An electric drill
  • A screwdriver

Picture Frame Tray DIY Instructions

  1. Take apart the frame and remove the old photo and lift up the mat backings. Give the glass a good cleaning. Discard the photo or hang onto it for another paper project.

  2. Using your pinking shears, cut a piece of fabric just larger than the glass and set it aside.

  3. Measure the sides of the frame where you want to put the handles and drill the pilot holes.

  4. Screw the handles to both sides of the frame.

  5. To finish, lay the fabric on top and secure the mat backings.

Why You'll Love This Recycled Craft

Top 3 Reasons to Make the Picture Frame DIY Serving Tray:

1. Upcycling at its finest: Transforming an old picture frame into a serving tray not only gives new life to something you may not have used otherwise, but it also reduces waste. It's a great way to repurpose materials and create something beautiful and functional at the same time.

2. Personalization and customization: With this craft project, you have the opportunity to completely personalize the serving tray to match your style and preferences. Whether you choose a specific design or color scheme to match a theme or occasion, or opt for a more neutral look for everyday use, the possibilities are endless. You can let your creativity shine and create a serving tray that is truly unique to you.

3. Perfect for entertaining or gifting: This Picture Frame DIY Serving Tray makes for a stunning table decoration that is sure to impress your guests at any gathering or party. Whether you're serving breakfast in bed, snacks at a picnic, or desserts at a celebration, this handmade serving tray adds a special touch to any occasion. Additionally, it also makes for a thoughtful and personalized gift that shows you put time and effort into creating something special for your loved ones.

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Do you have that friend or family member that likes things that are real different that are maybe one of a kind then check this video on how to make this picture frame serving tray. Just take back off of frame, clean glass,put down a piece of fabric to your liking and put on a pretty handle(I would put on both the sides) put back on and there you go. How cool is that. Nice project. There is a written tutorial too.

I love this idea. I've actually made something really similar, but covered a piece of foam board in velvety fabric instead of reusing the glass. I mostly use it for beading, but it works well as a tray in a pinch. Attaching handles would be a big help. Covering the existing glass in fabric probably makes a much sturdier tray than foam board, though!

This is such a cute idea. It could definitely bring character to a room as an accent piece as well.


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