My friend Patti has found some of the best ideas—here is another she was telling me about and of course I just had to try! She was at a party recently and a friend of hers (Jennifer :)  had made a tray out of a picture frame. She had sprayed it black and used it to display some candles (I think that is what Patti told me??!?!) So I thought—lets try that!

Take a frame…I had found this one at the Goodwill. Didn’t even have to paint it!!!
It was $3….nice 80’s print inside huh….
Take the picture out of the frame….
Measure and cut the fabric to the size of the picture….
 Put the frame back together.

I posted a video-tutorial on youtube….
Frame – Redo Video
I bought a vinyl monogram like this one…in the center of the frame…

I found my vinyl stickers at this etsy shop….Inital You and I put the monogram on the center.(Sorry , can’t find this picture!)

Love this idea!!! Thanks Patti for giving me the idea!!!
Sharing today…Between you and Me, Creation Corner
Be Inspired to be Clever ;)
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Stitch a Wish Designs

    Great idea! I have gazillions of frames in the attic and always love finding new ideas to use them. I wonder how I could make this tray with legs, you know for like breakfast in bed? Each birthday our kids are allowed breakfast in bed and each time I think…geez, I wish I had one of those trays! Thanks for posting, love it!

  2. cute tray – I did something similar – but with an old ugly tray – I painted it and put the vinyl in the middle – it is on my gallery wall now! :)

  3. I love it! I am having a few parties and was looking for tray idea's. I have some left over handles – I wonder I could take your idea – and put handles on the side.

    So cute – thanks for sharing!

  4. I love the fabric you used, its super cute! Great idea too, thank you!!

  5. That fabric is great. Fun way to create a tray just for you.

  6. Ok..stealing this idea for my Brownie Girl Scouts too!! Thks. Jackie

  7. Michelle @ Loving Every Second

    That is such a great idea and oh so cute!

  8. Love the fabric you chose to use! Visiting from the CSI Project!

  9. Such lovely fabric!

  10. Such a great idea! This could also be adapted in so many other ways…thanks for sharing!

  11. Love this idea!!

  12. Great idea and the fabric is fabulous!

  13. This turned out great! I just found you through CSI. Great blog

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