Crafty Creations: Decorative Tray

Crafty Creations: Decorative Tray

Adding some pretty patterned fabric to different household items is one of the easiest ways to give new life to your old or outdated décor. In last week’s Crafty Creations, I attached colorful cloth to a basic wooden kitchen stool. It gave my piece of furniture the fresh new twist it needed. For my newest project, I’m going use a similar method to turn a baking sheet into an adorable decorative tray. This pretty piece is perfect for displaying your favorite candles, flowers and books atop a coffee table. Watch the video below to learn how you can give it a go:

To recap, here’s what you will need:

  • baking sheet
  • fabric
  • spray glue
  • scissors

If you want to try this DIY on a budget, don’t fret about spending money on pricey fabric. An old tablecloth, patterned curtains, or even an old dress can be a cool and quirky way to recycle old materials to create something new.

Are you going to give this craft a try?

If you try this DIY, be sure to upload the photos of your decorative trays to the gallery so I can check them out.

Happy crafting ladies!

XO Lauren

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Categories: Craft, Decorate, Lauren Conrad
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  • Bev

    Genius idea!! Love how you’re making a habit of using our kitchen tools transformed into other brilliant handy dandy items (like the cheese grater idea!).

    Keep it coming!! xo, Bev

  • Janice

    I love this idea!! Do you think you can do a DIY necklace holder? :)

  • Elle Pearson

    This is so cute! I’ve loved everything you’ve made so far, Lauren! x

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  • Petra Zeller

    Amazing DIY. Love it.
    xo, Petra

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  • Lindsey Gerstlauer

    This looks so fun! Unfortunately, I don’t have my own coffee table yet. I’m wondering if I could use a small baking sheet for like a bookshelf and place a couple books and a small candle or two on it…would that look alright? Haha.

  • Kryssy

    so cute :o) these videos are great! definitely need to find time for crafty fun

  • Cesie Alvarez

    Very clever idea! Now it’s time to find a baking sheet…and a coffee table :) (< ---click for everything Business Casual!)

  • erika heming

    Making this right now!!! I have an old cookie sheet that I was going to toss, and a heap of old fabric. Craft time:D

  • Madison Rocheleau

    I love this idea!!

  • Frances Johnston

    It’d be cool if you covered it in that kitchen table material, then you could use it as an actual tray and be able to wipe it down :)

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  • Melissa Panici

    This is so cute! Thanks for this crafty idea Lauren!

  • Dina Karivalis

    This is so cute, I never would have thought to do this! Love it!

    xo Dina

  • Martha Castillo

    Love this! Great idea! Now how can I make the little flower arrangements? I really like those too =)

  • Liesl

    This is awesome!

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  • Leanne

    looks gorgeous!!!

    Love from South Africa!

  • debora f

    i love this :)

  • Meghan Conard

    Absolutely obsessed with this idea! Can’t wait to try it this weekend!!

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  • Rosie Waldherr

    Great idea!!! Love the books on the tray!!!


  • Cluny Grey

    Another way to make a fantastic tray is to cover this with wallpaper in one of your favorite patterns! You can often find wallpaper in beautiful colours and prints at the dollar store or your local paint store. It doesn’t take a lot and it’s a really expensive look!


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    so simple and cute!!!

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  • Kate Noto

    Right now I’m taking old glass bottles and putting string around them and then I’m going to fill it up with sand and put fake flowers in them. Or I was going to make a picture frame with broken glass and glue it around the frame and make it into a mirror.

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  • Aastha Chaturvedi

    So easy … innovative … interesting … & … glam !!! I love it ….

    Surely gonna try it !


    Another great idea from Pinterest :) Love how yours turned out!

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  • Alexie Kim

    wow! this is a great idea!!

  • Beauty to Sparkle

    Love the idea! Don’t stop there…decorate your fabric by adding glitter. Do anything to make it your original :)

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  • Beachliven4life

    Lauren i hope you keep doing you blog for a long time because ur blog is so helpful with amazing tips and ideas!! better then another blog in my opinion and much appreciated :) thanks for being consistant with ideas and i looveee all your tips and specially the home decor ideas!

  • Michelle Lopes

    LOVE DIY!!Keep featuring these easy creative ideas!

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  • Kate Noto

    I am going to try that

  • Sophia Wheeeler

    This past summer my family was invited to stay in Kathryn Ireland’s beautiful home in the south of France, about north of Toulouse. The book on your display tray, Summers In France reminded me of it and I just wanted to share! Click here to view my album on Facebook!

    Sophia Wheeler

  • Claire Artelt

    I just did this today…found some beautiful fabric for really cheap and got a baking sheet for under a dollar. Love it! One thing I did though was add a piece of felt to cover the back of the tray. It gives it a finished look and protects whatever surface you put it on!

  • Marianne Jarvis

    Check out the 3 decorative trays that I made on the link below:
    I love this idea so useful:



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