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Transform a plastic serving tray into beautiful framed wall art with this step-by-step tutorial to make a plastic serving tray picture frame.

lets craft with a dollar store plastic serving tray

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Every summer, Dollar Tree usually sells a variety of grilling and picnic supplies – like bamboo skewers, paper plates, serving trays, fun plastic cups, deli baskets for hamburgers and hot dogs, and…. drumroll please… large plastic serving trays.

For this DIY I decided to get crafty and transform one of these brightly colored plastic trays into a unique piece of wall art.

supplies for dollar store picture frame

Video Tutorial: Deli Basket Wall Decor

Just watch this quick video to see how this craft came together.

Oval Plastic Tray Picture Frame
Oval Plastic Tray Picture Frame

Serving Tray Picture Frame

Yield: 1 tray

Turn a serving tray into unique wall art with just a few supplies!



  • Scissors


  1. Watch tutorial video. Follow along with the step-by-step video to help with making your own serving tray picture frame.
  2. Create backing. Press a piece of craft paper onto the serving tray and cut out around the crease. make a paper template to protect the tray center
  3. Secure paper. Use small pieces of double sided tape to secure the craft paper cutout. Smooth the paper directly over the tape.
  4. Spray paint the tray. Cover the entire tray with the Behr chalk paint first. Once dried, then add a layer of the stone texture spray paint.
  5. Touch up the edges. If you have spots poking through, touch them up with chalk paint of a similar color and a small paint brush. touch up paint around the edges
  6. Prepare photo. Use the same craft paper cutout to trace around your printed photo and cut it down to size.
  7. Apply photo. Re-attach small pieces of double-sided tape to the center of the oval tray and press the picture directly on.

The Finished Picture Frame

DIY stone texture oval frame from a plastic serving tray

Don’t forget to PIN this craft for later:

plastic tray picture frame DIY

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