DIY Trinket TraySaturday, November 17, 2012
What You Will Need
Cup of Water
Step 1Obtain a frame of your choice, I had one lying around that wasn't to my taste and therefore wasn't being used.
Step 2Remove the inserts of the frame (glass, cardboard bezels, etc...) and remove any hanging hooks so the frame can lay flat on a surface.
Step 3Prepare; Lay out some newspaper and fill up a cup of water. Lie the frame and any other surfaces you wish to paint (in this case, I am painting the glass pane) flat on the newspaper.
Step 4Paint the frame your chosen colour, making sure all nooks and crannies are painted. I also painted one side of the glass pane. Alternatively, you can cut out a piece of card to be placed behind the glass. Wait for the paint to dry.
Step 5Once dry, check for any bald spots and Sharpie them in. Be sure to be precise and colour only the bald spot as occasionally pen colours will not match paint colours and colouring over the general area may cause an ugly mis-match. For example, black Sharpies are actually an oily purple/black colour.
Step 6Place the glass and inserts back into the frame with the painted side facing the back of the frame as you want the glossy side of the glass to sit under your trinkets. This is in case of spillage, especially with candle wax. If you were to place the painted side under your trinkets, removing spillages or wax may remove the paint from the glass as well.
This multi purpose tray can be used to hold perfumes, trinkets, jewellery, candles, make-up and even act as a tea tray. Marvellous!