Up-Cycled New Makeup Tray 30 comments

This is a craft moment making an Up-cycled Makeup Tray, my craft projects
come sporadically these days but I love it when they do, I have so many crafting supplies I could stay busy for a year, lol!
My-Makeup-Tray1As I visit Pinterest, (a habit I have) I found some pretty makeup organizing ideas and remember finding a book at the library that was full of ideas using dishes you already have at home to make serving trays and the like with just hot glue. Or if you want it to be permanent you could use E-6000. I wish I could find that book again, that was about 9 years ago.

You can actually make temporary serving trays, then put them in the sink with hot water
and remove the hot glue, put them away for another day and creative moment when you need something fun or pretty.

My inspiration came from photos on Pinterest

831d8cc34e151b2b66769cbd4b8b9da0Stacking Jewelry TrayStyle Me Pretty // This stacking tray was made with laminate floral plates and 2 candlesticks. So simply but elegant.This one as you an see if for jewelry.Divider sze0g Oh My Heartsie Makeup Tray 3 I went to the thrift store and found 3 plates and 2 glasses, but when I got home and started working with it, and the space I had to use it on my makeup desk, I decided on just using 2 plates with the one wine glass.  I decided to have access on more surface of the bottom plate I would set the wine glass to the back of the plate. This way by have access to the back of the tray & on the bottom for larger items and to utilize all the space. The project took me 5 minutes once my hot glue gun was heated. If you would want your pieces to be more permanent you could use an art glue like uv6800 glue.
Oh My Heartsie Makeup Tray 2
My Makeup Tray1
There are so many possibilities with glass plates, wine glasses, candlesticks, bottles, cups and dishes and plates. They can be white, clear, patterned, faux silver platters or any combination. I have seen the cutest serving trays made stacking plates and cups for parties.  I would love to see polka dot dishes made into a stacking tray. The possibilities are endless!! It would be great for creating one for cupcakes or petitfours or small desserts for parties or BBQ’s. Anything that you can stack and that would be stable could work!! But for me it was a makeup tray!!!

What dishes do you have you could use right now to create something fun. All you need are a few dishes, odd wine glasses and a hot glue gun.

There are so many possibilities you can see in the Pinterest Board. Use melamine dishes, summer prints, or even at the holidays very inexpensive plastic-ware could be used. Leave it to your imagination, what would you create?
Follow Vanessa Vander Pol's board 3 Tier Trays on Pinterest.

Have you seen these kind of serving/storage trays created ?
What kind of ideas do you have? Here is more Pinterest Inspiration

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I entered the Craft Challenge and added this project to the Craft Challenge over at Redoit Yourself Inspirations


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30 thoughts on “Up-Cycled New Makeup Tray

    • karren Post author

      Hi Misha, thank you, I think I might try some others too, they can always be taken apart. If I had many of them, they would be hard to store, so taking them a part is great, use for a while, whn you get tired of it, take it a part, use different plates, etc and recreate. Thanks for coming by!

  • Julie Corbisiero

    Hi, I love this idea, it makes your dresser look so pretty this way if you put on your makeup in your bedroom! I usually have mine in a makeup bag in a drawer in the bathroom. I saw it on best of the weekend.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

    • karren Post author

      Hi Julie, thanks and there are so many ways to make these, and if you dont like or get tired of you can take them apart. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week, Karren

    • karren Post author

      Hi Diane Thanks for reciprocating, it was my pleasure to visit and participate. Hope you have a great week! Karren

  • Tammy Graham @ LoveMy2Dogs

    I have never seen such a thing before but this is the neatest idea. I would have never thought of something like this and I love to see glass being used. I just have something for clear glass whether it is colored or not I just have something for glass that you can see through. Sometimes I wonder what people were thinking when they came up with these great ideas.

    Thanks for sharing!!

    • karren Post author

      Hi Tammy, hehe, I do to and crazy at it may sound I like something sparkly on my bathroom sink and in my makeup tray. Theres something about the sparkle. I thin who ever thought up “Diamonds Are A Gills Best Friend” hit the nail on the head!! Thanks for coming by!! By the way I just visited and am following you all ways and today on BlogLovin!!

      Wishing you a great week, Karren

  • Danica

    OMG! I need to do this immediately. Our bathroom is sort of beachy colors: soft (not baby) blue on the walls, bright white trim, wood, big sand looking tiles on the floor. I’m thinking of using bright white dishes and hot gluing some shells or rocks to the cup that makes the riser.

    TSMFS!! Great inspiration!

  • Bismah

    This is so beautiful! I would have never have thought about doing something like this.
    Stopping by from the “Showing Some Love Hump Day Blog Hop”.
    Now following you on Bloglovin. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Have a great week 🙂
    Bismah @
    Simple Mama

    • karren Post author

      Thanks Bimah, years ago I found a book that had all kinds of recycling ideas using dishes and cups to stack, some were temporary creations and others wee made with permanent glue.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Sarah

    What a great idea, one that I would never have thought of. That would make a great gift for any girl. Thanks for hosting & having us all co-host wordless wednesday.

    • Karren Haller Post author

      And Sarah they go together so quickly, and there fun, I could have a houseful, lol
      Thanks for stopping by this week and for Co-Hosting with us!!!

  • Mary Burris

    These trays are super cute! I like how they are easy to put together. Thanks for Hosting the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

    • Karren Haller Post author

      Thanks Mary, they really are easy, a dab of glue and whala you have a new tray. I have seen these made for cakes with ceramic cups and plates and then disassembled when not needed, until another day or even different combinations.
      Thanks for Co-Hosting with us, see you next week!!

    • Karren Haller Post author

      Hi Ahs, thanks so much, it was so easy I could make them for every room for some purpose.
      Thanks for Co-Hosting, will see you next week.

  • Pamela

    This is such a great idea. Now when I’m out shopping, I will look in the glassware as a way to make a jewelry stand. It’s great to co-host with you this week.

    • Karren Haller Post author

      Hi Pamela, I hope you will find some good pieces to put together. They are really easy to assemble.
      Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great week!

    • Karren Haller Post author

      That one with the blue stones is fun, could be done with so man items, flowers, pearls, lace, so many options. Im looking for some items to make another.
      I will keep watching for your parties to share. Thanks for stopping by and its always nice to have friends supporting my blog.
      Hope you have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!!

    • Karren Haller Post author

      Hi Maura, thank you, Im thinking I would like to try something new, just have to shop in my cupboards, Im sure I can come up with 3 pieces to put together.
      Thank you for stopping by, I will stop over and say hello. Wishing you and your family a safe 4th of July Celebration.