Creations, Gold Glamour Tray

I recently bought an inexpensive narrow white ceramic rectangular tray




When I unwrapped it I saw a big chip on the corner…Aghhhhh…I could take it back to the store, or much more fun, give it a make-over!


jewelry and tiles


Since gold is such a hot trend in accessories right now, I raided my craft supplies to find small tiles, glass beads and gold jewelry, to make a collage over the chip


tray details


I just started gluing, beginning with covering the chip and then spreading out from there



gold jewerlry collage tray


I didn’t want to over do, just a little jewelry collage in 2 opposite corners of the tray


holiday tray


To finish the piece I added a small gold dot edge


embellished tray


Using the handle end of a paint brush, dip in paint and then in a vertical motion place the paint covered tip on the surface and remove, forming a perfect dot


contempory gold tray


Don’t worry if each dot isn’t perfect, that’s the charm of hand painted pieces


gold holiday tray


A glamour tray like this would be pretty in a powder room to hold soaps or hand towels


bejeweled holiday tray

Use it to serve party hors d”oeuvres or as a bar tray…




So think twice before you toss that chipped plate or platter


contempory gold tray


Glam it up!!

Juicy details

Good sources of white serving pieces:  Target, At Home, Old Time Pottery, Christmas Tree Shoppe, World Market, BBB

I used pieces of old jewelry, glass beads, and small tiles [look at Lowe’s or Home Depot]

I used hot glue so pieces would instantly stay in place.

I used gold acrylic paint for the dots

Pieces like this need to be handled with care and hand washed.  Do not place any embellishments near the area where food will be served


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20 Responses to “Creations, Gold Glamour Tray”
  1. Lynn says:

    Nice save! It turned out cute:@)

  2. Great idea, and it looks charming. You did just the right amount of bling.

  3. lulu says:

    Your creativity abounds! Actually, the tray looks even better with your changes.

  4. Very cool! I could see this as a place to keep up with things on my nightstand, or my dresser.

  5. Thanks for thinking of us as a source for such a great project!

  6. Old Time Pottery says:

    Thanks for thinking of us a source for such a great project!

  7. Rosie M. says:

    You are too much, Jenna! I would have never thought of doing something like that. I love the way your tray turned out: so very pretty and so very versatile! Thanks for sharing this clever idea.
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  8. How fun! What a great way to embellish a simple tray! Thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate it Sunday.

  9. Emily says:

    What a great idea for those pieces I have stashed with chips!!!! Love this…………….

  10. Love it – quick and cheeky. My sort of a project. My chipped plates await.

  11. Mary says:

    What a festive and creative transformation for your chipped tray Jenna! I’ll have to remember this for the future 🙂

  12. Kim says:

    That’s beautiful! You really glammed it up!

  13. JESS44903 says:

    Aww…this is so pretty!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. Julie says:

    You made the tray look so pretty, great job!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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