How to Make a Boring Acrylic Tray Super Adorable

Learn how to customize a plain dollar-store caddy with confetti, glitter and beads.

Clear acrylic trays are a dime a dozen. You can find big ones, tiny ones and some even have compartments.  Handy yes, but also a little boring. With the help of some decoupage medium you can fix that.

Acylic Tray

Acylic Tray

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Glitter, beads and confetti are just a few fun ideas for upgrading these clear storage solutions. Once you start thinking about other options (sprinkles!) you will be giving a makeover to every clear item in your home.

Check out the episode of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins all about making over clear acrylic trays.

Acylic Tray

Acylic Tray

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

The texture of something small like seed beads make a once blah tray into something visually interesting. Seed bead mixes come in several different color combinations.  

Acylic Tray

Acylic Tray

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Sprinkle a layer of beads into an acrylic tray. Cover with a thick top coat medium.  Allow to dry overnight.  

Acylic Tray

Acylic Tray

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Glitter is not just for kids crafts. Chunky, sparkly, millennial pink can make what was once a plain makeup organizer pop.  

Acylic Tray

Acylic Tray

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Coat compartments with decoupage medium. Sprinkle glitter while medium is still wet. Allow to dry completely and add a top coat.

Acylic Tray

Acylic Tray

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

When you use an item with sides you really get to have some fun. Confetti is a great choice for these options because the random pattern will allow for some of the acrylic item to remain clear.

Acylic Tray

Acylic Tray

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Coat the item with decoupage medium. While the medium is still wet sprinkle in confetti. Allow to dry and add a second coat of medium.

Acylic Tray

Acylic Tray

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

It’s like a party with confetti each time you use your new tray! 

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