Aug23 DIY: Gold Studded Tray 2012

You guys, I can’t even handle the internet lately. So many pretty things to see, so little time!

Kelly at Fabulous K created this amazing DIY Gold Studded Tray, and I’m obsessed. For less than $15 and just a few minutes, you can have a great accessory. It would be perfect as a jewelry holder, as seen below, or even on an end table holding a stack of magazines. Then I’d also make one for my desk to hold all of the odds and ends that find their way there. Being organized can be sparkly, too!

Read below to see what Kelly had to say about the project!

I started with a small $6 acrylic tray from The Container Store.  At my local craft store, I found large gold upholstery tacks for $3/pack (for this project I needed 2 packages.)  I love that they look a little beaten up, like old brass would.  Since these were tacks, I cut off the pointed end to make them flat. (I’m sure with some research you can easily find already-flat versions on the internet.)

My original plan was to use a super-glue type of adhesive, but then the light bulb went off — hot glue would work much better (and it did!)

Project Tips:  Clean up the hot glue strands as you go.  They really stick to the acrylic.  Also, be sure to space out the studs before gluing to make sure they’re evenly placed. Once they’re on, they’re not coming off!

All images and instructions courtesy of Fabulous K!

Obviously, there are so many other pretty things to see on this blog. Head over now, thank us later.

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  • Karen on October 23, 2013

    So cute and adorable idea. How cute if you put four of the on the bottom like feet? Then put fabric or wrapping paper or pretty paper on the inside. You could change it up and feel like its brand new:). Love this

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