DIY Idea: Baking Sheet Turned Snazzy Decorative Tray!

created at: 05/19/2011

I've been on the lookout recently for some sweet decorative trays that fit my style, budget, and decor... and then I found this awesome DIY project!  

It's kind of a no-brainer, really.  Heck, it's brilliant.  Rebecca Robertson, the decorating editor behind Martha Stewart magazine, recently created this simple how-to and I can't stop thinking of all the possibilities.  To get started, all you need is the following:

  • 1 yard decorative fabric
  • Aluminum rimmed baking sheet
  • Spray adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Synthetic felt
  • 1/4-inch-thick acrylic sheet cut to fit inside of tray, with corners 

She uses a very, very, VERY on-trend chevron pattern, but I'm leaning towards a bold fabric from IKEA or Marimekko.  What would you use?

Check out the full how-to (and a video!) on MarthaStewart.com.

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Nisha on May 16, 2013:

This is a brilliant idea. However I would be more comfortable using gift wrapping paper or something.  (not so crafty to be able to use a fabric neatly!)

Tali Design on Dec 27, 2012:

This is so cute! at this cost we can use anything that fits the dinner table. One for Xmas, one for Easter, one for Thanksgiving!

Thanks for the idea,

Tali Design



CapreeK on May 23, 2011:

Teri - Oo, I love the idea of a vintage fabric!  If you end up making one, post pics!

Teri on May 23, 2011:

So cute, I was just looking for the PERFECT tray!  I think I may use a soft vintage flower fabric. 

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