3 Dollar Tree Serving Tray Makeovers
Still relying on my stash for projects! This has been a great time to work on things I already have purchased. I am saving money not to mention freeing up valuable storage space! Little by little. This week in going to share my 3 dollar tree serving tray makeovers.
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3 Trays 3 Ways
Dollar Tree had 3 different tray shapes. They are cute on their own, but of course, I want to take them that extra step and do someone fantastic with them! I always have the highest of hopes!
To begin, the first step was to spray paint the tray flat black.
Because I suspect the paint will chip, I decided to apply a coat of Mod Podge. Once it was dry, I considered whitewashing it, but since sometimes my vision doesn’t turn out as good as I hoped, I just cut the design in design space for my tray.
To display this cutie, I used a dollar tree frame stand. So I think it looks great here on the hutch next to my saltbox house. One of the first things you see when you come in.
Rectangle Serving Tray
For the second tray, I used a metal windmill welcome hanger from Dollar Tree as well, some jute twine, white spray paint, acrylic paint and the second rectangle shaped tray. (I changed my mind on the color of the spray paint after I snapped the materials photo.)
To remove the hanger, simply use some small pliers to bend the hanger and take it off. Be sure to keep this hanger for future projects!
Next give the tray a nice coat of flat white. Use short bursts of spray to control the coverage as to not get any runs.
I had some crackle medium that has to be 20 years old, but what the heck, does this stuff go bad? I took my chances and it didn’t do too bad. After painting the crackle medium on the tray, I let mine set over night to dry. The top coat is premium latex paint. Brush an even coat in one direction to cover completely. (Do as I say, not as I do if you watch the video!) Don’t brush over the paint a second time! I did and it took it up. I fiddled and dabbed to put it back, thankfully the windmill Will camouflage the mistakes.
The windmill didn’t stand out much so I gave it a quick spray paint white. Then I sponged Waverly ink chalk paint lightly around the Welcome part of the sign. Center the windmill and hot glue in place. E6000 would be a great choice to use here also.
The last thing is to make a hanger for it. I had a scrap piece of 18 gauge worry that I twisted and looped around. Cut the ends and mash flat with a pair of pliers then glob some glue on the back and place it in there to set up.
I love this and the hubby did too! Always nice when I impress him! I feel like I really did do a good job.
Dollar Tree Serving Tray #3
Last one is a circle tray. Instead of another sign, I wanted to use this one as a display tray. To make it fit with my farmhouse decor, first I spray painted it flat black then dry brushed Waverly mineral chalk paint over it.
Next I used my Cricut Maker to cut my star design then transferred it to the center of the tray.
Lastly, I hot glued 3/8” rope around the outside edge of the serving tray twice. As I did in my Dollar Tree Vase Makeover I burned the fuzzies from the rope.
Cute Farmhouse Display
Now this cutie fits the farmhouse theme and it looks great with a few pieces from the Dollar Tree. Sweet and simple!
Are you inspired? What would you do with one of these trays? I would love to see your projects and thoughts in the comments below.