DIY Gilded Trinket Tray


Avoid desktop chaos and get yourself a trinket tray. You can even DIY the perfect one for your space. Chic, cheap, surprisingly easy, quick, and inexpensive.

The materials for this project are easy enough and you may have several of these items already at home. Get a hold of a glass tray and you’re ready to rock!

Plain Glass Trinket Tray
Gold Leaf Paint
Acrylic Paint
Dry-erase marker

Start out by writing your little phrase or word onto the front of the glass tray with a dry-erase marker. Then, flip the tray around and roughly trace your word with the gold leaf paint.  You could use any solid color paint if you’d like as well.  The gold leaf goes on thick, so use a thin tipped brush.

Brush a cool design over the top of the gold foil with any color you’d like.  I used a fan brush in a criss-cross pattern, but you could go more abstract with big brush strokes or even go classic with dots or stripes as well. Once the design is dry, go back over it with a solid color. After the solid coat dries, you’re done!  

One Comment Add yours

  1. nayardt says:

    Looks so cute!


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