#FrugalLifeFriday: Up-Cycled Tiered Burlap Tray

by - Friday, May 20, 2016

As a member of the Chick-Fil-A Moms 2015-2016 Panel, we get awesome insider info and fun activities. Recently we were challenged with transforming salad containers into something else.

I don't know why, but I'm addicted to burlap. I knew I wanted to make a tiered tray but didn't want to just spray paint it (though a teal would have been cute.) I thought, "lets cover it in burlap!!" So here's my how to on how to make this up-cycled tiered burlap tray:

Items needed:
  • Burlap (enough to cover both lids with overlap)
  • Wooden dowel (the thicker the better)
  • Topper of choice (I used a burlap flower I had on hand)
  • Adhesive of Choice (I like a my glue gun)

Step 1: Wash your containers and dry well.

Step 2: Trim off the lip of the containers to your liking. I went almost all the way down on the clear tray and halfway down on the black tray. If you find your edges too sharp melt down slightly with a lighter or some other heat source.

Step 3: Make your dowel holes and cover the trays with burlap, securing with adhesive as you go. I used a smaller dowel but a thicker one is better.

Step 4: Add the trays to the dowels and secure with adhesive. I put hot glue above and under the tray for added strength.

Step 5: Add your topper and admire! I had a burlap flower on hand and it fit perfectly (I told you I was addicted to burlap, lol.)

I hope you enjoyed this post. Check out the other panel members' creations by searching for our hashtag #chickfilamomsDIY.

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