Interchangeable Guest Towel Picture Frame Tray
Here's a cute easy DIY idea for a paper guest towel tray that's interchangeable. Make your guests feel welcome with this personalized tray featuring towels in a favorite decorative color or monogrammed with an initial. This tray is made from a 15 1/2"x7" picture frame with attached feet and handles that flaunts a changeable guest towel pattern that's actually a cardboard insert decoupage with a matching guest towel. Additional space on the tray is available to add a decorative homemade diffuser.
Begin by removing the backing from the frame and use it as a pattern to cut out cardboard the same size.
Next, separate the plain layers of the guest towel from the print and mod podge the print paper onto the cardboard, smoothing it out and let dry.
Then paint the balls, let dry. When dry, glue the balls onto each corner of the frame base. Check to make sure the balls aren't preventing being able to easily insert the cardboard into the frame without bending it (like I did).
Insert the glass and mod podge towel cardboard into the frame and replace the backing.
Glue decorative handles on each end.
And finally, there's enough space on the tray to have a easy to make decorative diffuser. Here's how: Take a small glass or ceramic container with a narrow opening. Pour in 1/4 cup of carrier oil like coconut oil or almond oil. Add 20-25 drops of your favorite essential oils, mixing them together. I like the smell of ginger and lemon together! Place the reed diffuser sticks in the container. It will take a while for the oil to travel up the sticks so you can turn the sticks upside down to quicken the process.
The tray is interchangeable just by switching out the look with different decoupage paper towel patterns like this monogrammed one.
Makes for a lovely hostess gift, too!
- Frame w/glass
- Wooden balls
- Paper guest towels
- Mod podge
- E6000 glue
- Decorative handles
- Acrylic paint
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published May 13th, 2016 8:26 AM
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