DIY Serving Tray Makeover

Turn a boring serving tray new again with this easy DIY serving tray makeover!
This DIY serving tray makeover is simple to do, and you have as many options as you do paper in your stash.
Turn a boring serving tray new again with this easy DIY serving tray makeover!

Have you ever found an old serving tray that needs a little pep or pizazz? It’s easy to update it with recycled paper! This DIY serving tray makeover is simple to do, and you have as many options as you do paper in  your stash. Wouldn’t this look lovely on your holiday table this year?

DIY Serving Tray Makeover

Materials

+ An old serving tray that needs some love. I find these constantly at thrift stores or garage sales.

This DIY serving tray makeover is simple to do, and you have as many options as you do paper in your stash.

+ Recycled paper. I used the same sheet music that I used for my eco-friendly wreath for fall.

+ School glue. If you can, use eco-glue.

+ A small paintbrush

+ A box cutter or exacto knife

+ Polyurethane spray

How To Do It:

1. Clean your tray.

2. Mix your school glue with a little bit of water. You will want the mixture to have the consistency of soup.

3. Working in sections, use the paintbrush to glue your recycled paper to the tray. I did a solid base of paper first:

This DIY serving tray makeover is simple to do, and you have as many options as you do paper in your stash.

Then, I added another layer of paper at various angles to make it more random and less perfect.

4. Once your paper has dried, remove any excess from the edges with a box cutter or exacto knife– just make sure you don’t cut into your tray.

This DIY serving tray makeover is simple to do, and you have as many options as you do paper in your stash.

5. Clean the tray of any extra glue residue with a dry cloth. Then, for protection, I gave the entire tray a clear coat of polyurethane. While polyurethane isn’t the greenest craft supply, I wanted to make sure the paper didn’t get ruined by any liquids that might come in contact with the tray.

My tray is headed to my craft booth, but I’m totally in love with it! What items could you transform with sheet music? Check out this ruined table top that I revamped with the help of sheet music, too!

Written by Bonnie Getchell

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer!

If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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