By Dale Anne Scogings
Have an old picture frame and some spray paint or universal undercoat? In need of a décor piece for a side table? A décor piece on which to place a vase of flowers and a tea cup perhaps? Could you be looking for a Picture-Frame-Tray by any chance? Yes? Well, fancy that, dear décor-tray-seeker. Seek no more, you shall.
To make your own décor-picture-frame-tray (yes, the name is of my own invention) you will need a medium to large sized picture frame, some strong glue (craft glue for décor purposes or silicone for waterproofing) and whatever paper/fabric/glitter/mirrors/whatever-tickles-your-fancy-to-look-at-through-the-glass-top to add to the frames original backing (I usually throw away the original artwork, in case you were wondering) I just painted the back white and placed it behind the glass. The neutral look is what I was going for, see. But decor-picture-frame-tray making has no end of colour and texture combination options – I’ll have you know. Mix up a bright frame with a glitter background. Or a neutral frame and a patterned background. Collage backgrounds work well too.
P.S. When picking a frame, try pick one with a textured frame. They usually make for more eye catching décor-specimens.