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diy acrylic trays

Acrylic and Lucite became popular a long time ago: they add a beautiful, contemporary feel to any room. If you like such a decor and want to spice up your space with some acrylic, a nice tray for jewelry, keys and other things is a cool idea, besides, it doesn’t take long to make. Here are some DIYs you might like.

Turn a regular acrylic tray into a bold and interesting piece that covers the bottom with fancy printed paper of the color and look how you want. Such a craft takes a few minutes and is a lovely piece to style your home bar or use as a trinket dish. It will do great fun for jewelry and other little things too!

Abstractions and watercolor are a hot trend in home decor, and you can add these ideas to your home too. Take an ordinary acrylic tray and decorate it with bold colors – choose watercolors or abstraction. Voila! This tray is ideal as an all-round tray. It’s bold and you will never lose your keys!

A clear acrylic sheet can be turned into a chic and nifty tray! How? Attach elegant gold bar handles and paint the entire acrylic piece with a bold color of your choice. It’s blue here. Such a tray can be used not only for serving something, but also for styling a home bar or home office.

Give your room a bold spring touch with a colorful acrylic tray! Take a clear one of your choice and cover it with bold, self-adhesive paper – done! It’s a five minute craft and if you choose the right paper it will instantly bring a spring feeling to your home.

Marble is stylish and chic, it’s a timeless solution for home decor. This acrylic bowl features bold marbled paper with gold accents and elegant brass handles. You can actually choose any marbled paper you like or make something yourself to get the look you want.

Make a brightly colored serving tray with a standard acrylic tray and some bold fabric. Secure it with glue or Mod Podge and Voila! Such a tray can also be used for serving food and for picnics or various kinds. Choose the fabric you want to achieve a desired look.

I totally love this sleek Lucite tray! It consists of a clear acrylic frame that is pepped up with golden glitter. So the result is very elegant and fits into a modern room. This tray can be used as a jewelry or jewelry bowl, and a slight glamor feel gives it elegance.

Here’s one way to make a leather-shaped clear acrylic jewelry bowl – such a bold idea! You will need an acrylic bowl and heat gun to change the shape of the bowl, as well as other supplies and instruments to make the bowl. This is a great idea for any room as it is universal and can make a nice gift for both men and women.

Make a crazy colorful acrylic bowl using alcohol inks and a clear bowl. This bold piece can be used for serving drinks or as a collecting tray. Its colorful look makes it a great piece for spring and summer. Make one for a colorful statement in your room.

This compartment is highlighted with printed paper – it is common printed paper that is secured with double-sided tape. You can go for any paper you like, but black and white is a universal thing, it goes well with many interiors. Use the tray as a jewelry holder or collecting tray.

I bet we all love to hack IKEA! If you do then this roundup is exactly what you need - Christmas is just around the corner and we've gathered some cool ideas for hacking IKEA items for decorating. There are no links to tutorials as most of these articles can easily be made by yourself - no instructions are required, believe me! Check out what we have prepared!

Christmas trees

If you need an additional or alternative Christmas tree, IKEA has some pretty items that you can easily remodel. Take IKEA Ribba moldings and create a tree on which to place various decorative items. This is a very cool idea that offers some storage space and you can put your family pictures there. An IVAR side unit can be decorated with ornaments, and lights can be used to create a tree right on the wall. There are many more ideas. Just turn on your imagination.

Wall decoration

Use KNOPPANG frames to create modern wreaths or make any artificial sheepskin you have bought. A LATTJO tire can be used as a wreath frame to be decorated with various objects. Even an ordinary IKEA fake sheepskin can be used to make a cool Christmas wreath, and it's a super easy and quick decoration to try out.

advent Calendar

Create an advent calendar now - there are still enough days left! Use IKEA grilles or VINTER stands and lots of other IKEA things, depending on the look you want. You can even use multiple IKEA units to create a cool advent calendar on the wall.

Other decorating ideas

Take IKEA Rotera lanterns and design them as centerpieces or other decorations for your home and outdoor areas - fill them with pine cones, ornaments, blossoms, or just use them as candle lanterns surrounding them with vines, pine cones and lots of greenery. Template HEAT coasters, to make a cool Christmas present, hang up some GADDIS baskets decorated with greenery and pine cones. Use an IKEA gingerbread house kit to create a pretty decoration that is also edible. Get 365+ carafes from IKEA to create a cool vacation drink station. Get creative and do something very unusual and cool, Merry Christmas!

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Warwick Zach Godfrey is a farmer with a happy marriage. He also writes about plants on various blogs.

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