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!
As 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
Style 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. 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.
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
I entered the Craft Challenge and added this project to the Craft Challenge over at Redoit Yourself Inspirations