A tray is a handy item you can never have enough of. Nice for a coffee table, but also useful during the summer months. Do you happen to have a pallet left? In no time you can turn a pallet into a personal tray.
- Battery saw
- Mod Podge
- Dust, wallpaper or adhesive film
- Letter template
- Paint and paintbrushes
- Adhesive tape
To start with, it is useful to start with the dimensions of the tray. We have made a tray measuring 40 by 40 centimetres, but this choice is of course entirely up to you. The most convenient is to build up the pallet from the long pallet pieces.
With the saw you can saw the four sides of the tray. The amount of boards you need for the bottom of the tray depends on the desired size.
Tip! Make sure that the boards for the underside have slack. This will allow you to easily attach the sides to the underframe.
The sides of the tray can be attached to each other by fastening nails with the hammer.
The same goes for the underside, of course. It is most convenient to first secure the sides and underside separately from each other.
Place the sides upside down on a stable surface. Place on the underside of the tray with the back side up. Use nails to secure the bottom to the sides.
This step depends on the material used to cover the inside of the tray. We have used Mod podge so that the fabric stays firmly in place. If you have self-adhesive fabric or adhesive foil, Mod podge is of course not necessary.
To further decorate the tray we have printed a letter template. We attached this template to the tray with tape. After that we coloured the letter with paint.
Besides the letter, we also painted a dot. This made the tray complete for us.
How you decorate the tray is of course entirely up to you! Unleash your creativity.