How to Add Rope Handles to a Tray

Follow the steps below to make this DIY project from HGTV Magazine.
By: Jodi Kahn
DIY tray rope handles

DIY Project: Rope Handles on a Tray

Try this DIY rope project at home.

Photo by: Marko Metzinger/Studio D (Crafting by Ashley Page Norton)

Marko Metzinger/Studio D (Crafting by Ashley Page Norton)

Drill Holes

Using a drill fitted with a 1/4-inch bit, drill two holes 3 1/2 inches apart on one side of a tray, so the handle you are making will be centered. Repeat on the opposite side of the tray.

Spray Paint

Spray-paint the entire tray, and let dry.

Attach Handles

Wrap the ends of an 18-inch-long piece of manila rope with electrical tape, and thread them through the holes. Knot the ends on the inside of the tray. Using scissors, trim the excess rope, including the part covered with tape. Repeat on the other side of the tray.

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