DIY Easy lucite tray

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I recently saw this brilliant idea on Dwellings by Devore and was so amazed!  It’s not only easy (15 minutes max!), but very inexpensive and…GORGEOUS!  All you need is an acrylic shadow box, handles (I have had a pack of lucite ones from IKEA for quite some time) and a screwdriver!

To get started, I made a quick trip to Michael’s this afternoon and purchased this acrylic shadow box for $8.99.  The one I used for this project measured 11″ x 14″.

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I have had these acrylic handles for several months now and have been waiting to use them on just the right project.  And here we are!  (You cannot beat the price of these…$2.99 for a 6-pack!)

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The next step is to accurately measure eyeball where you want the handles.

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Make two small dots with a marker where you will be drilling.

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Drill, baby, drill!

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The screws that came with the handles were way too long and therefore the handle was not secure at.all. I rummaged through my ever-expanding pile of screws and finally found the perfect ones.

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Attach your handles and you’re done!  Isn’t this so cool?  I just love it!

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Like the tutorial on Dwellings by Devore I wanted a print to cover the bottom.  So then I rummaged through my ever-expanding pile of fabrics and cut a piece of b+w chevron to size and put it in the bottom of the tray.

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I could have put this tray just about anywhere in the house.  I decided to give it to my boy, as he is not too happy with Mama right now for painting his room a v.e.r.y. dark color.   We are going to paint it a light color again with one wall orange.  Stay tuned for that!

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For a total of $12 I was able to make a one-of-a-kind tray.

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4 Responses to DIY Easy lucite tray

  1. Just wanted you to know, I loved this so much, you’re being featured on The DIY’ers today! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-diyers-43.html

    • Amy says:

      Kayla, thanks again so much for featuring me! Trust me, I have tons of crazy ideas and will keep posting them on your awesome site. Hugs, Amy

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