Get Organized and DIY These Wooden Catch-All Trays

Brit + Co. contributor Roxy Taghavian shares her DIY for festive wooden catch-all trays.

By Roxy Taghavian for Brit + Co.

Let's face it. You can never have enough trays in your house. From your desk drawers to your mantle, there are about a million places they function and look good. Here are three easy embellishments to get you there.


What You'll Need:

  • Wooden tray
  • Glitter
  • Gold leaf
  • Origami paper
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Paint brush
  • Painter's tape

Tray #1: Decoupage


Cut small triangles (or other shapes) from your origami paper. Lay them out on your tray creating a pattern. Then paint the backs with Mod Podge and set them in place. Gently paint over the entire tray with Mod Podge and let it dry. You'll know it's ready when the Mod Podge is no longer white.


Tray #2: Gold Leaf


Dab Mod Podge onto your tray making uneven marks with the glue. Add a layer of gold leaf to the tray gingerly pressing it down, and let it dry. Peel off the excess gold leaf and then take a dry paint brush to the gold leaf to smooth it out. If you want, add a layer of sealant on top.

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Tray #3: Glitter


Create a design with your painter's tape. Then paint Mod Podge in the areas you want to cover with glitter. Pour your glitter on top, let it dry and then remove the tape and excess glitter.

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Images courtesy of Brit + Co.

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