How to Make Old, Boring Trays Bright and Poppy

These serving trays went from blah and boring to totally beachy. HGTV Magazine shows you how.

Flips, Flips

Flips, Flips

Photo by: Alison Gootee

Alison Gootee

Step 1

Spray-paint each tray white and let dry.

Step 2

Cut the fabric to fit the tray, plus 1 extra inch on each side.

Step 3

Attach the fabric to the tray with Mod Podge and let dry. Turn over the tray and trim excess fabric with a crafts knife.

Next Up

How to Make Clay Trays

Make these easy trays to help organize jewelry and other household items.

How to Make a Botanical Tray

Make breakfast in bed an especially vibrant surprise by creating a one-of-a-kind pressed flower tray from your favorite garden clippings or store-bought bouquet.

How to Make a Monogrammed Tray

Instead of the customary bottle of wine, give your favorite party host or hostess a monogrammed serving tray that can be used throughout the year.

How to Make a Decorative Tile Tray

Apply your own design to a ceramic tile serving tray with these steps.

How to Make a Retro Serving Tray

Create a retro-inspired tray perfect for serving sushi or any favorite appetizer.

How to Make a Plaster Leaf Tray

Turn inexpensive silk leaves and plaster of Paris into an oversized tray that resembles fine porcelain. Leave the tray white or paint it to coordinate with your decor.

How to Make a Recycled Glass Tray

Turn an old storm window and a handful of red sand into a stylish glass tray.

How to Make a Mosaic Serving Tray

Add a simple yet colorful accent to the kitchen with a mosaic serving tray.

How to Make a Clay Leaf Tray

Turn a leaf into your own work of art by crafting it into a tray.

How to Make a Gold Leaf Bar Tray

Create a beautifully chic serving tray for entertaining by lining its surface with gold leaf.

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

Watch Live TV

Don't miss your favorite shows.

Live Stream HGTV Now

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.