this fun diy project comes from photographer ashley ann. inspired to create something custom from a run-of-the-mill picture frame, ashley created this easily customizable tray that can be used for carrying breakfast in bed, or in the bathroom as a special area to display your favorite perfume or jewelry. click here for the full project or just click “read more” below. thanks, ashley!
Project: Picture Frame Tray
-11×14 double glass picture frame (the kind that makes the object inside appear to be floating)
– 2 to 4 inch handles ( I used the kind that are attached from the underside)
-Something fairly flat to place inside the frame
-On the short sides of the frame measure from the middle to determine where to attach the handles.
-Using a drill bit the diameter of the handle screws, drill holes to attach the handles.
-Screw in each handle.
-Prepare the object to be placed inside. I used a thin kitchen towel, so I pressed it before placing inside. Place inside and secure back of frame tightly. If your frame (like mine) has fasteners that are not recessed, you will want to avoid hard surfaces. This can be solved by recessing the handle holes and fasteners. Any picture frame with a flat border wide enough to attach handles will work, it does not need to be the floating kind. This idea can be used to make an whole range of different looks based on the frame and handles chosen.