Make a Tray out of an old Photo Frame

Happy (?) Black Friday! May the deals you found bring you joy and sleep.
 
Want to see what my kids are giving my parents for Christmas this year?
 
(Don't worry. We're currently visiting my parents, who live in another state, for T-day, and chances are about 95% that they open their Christmas gifts before we leave here. I for one can't keep a gift a secret, and my children inherited the faulty gene.)
 
Drumroll please. Or not. You can read ahead in silence, if you'd like.
 
His and Hers snack trays (a.k.a. "Bed Trays" around here...so you can eat snacks in bed, of course!) made out of two photo frames.
 

The three oldest kids designed and colored two pictures, one for gramma's tray and the other for grampa's tray.


My 4-year-old was adamant about the tray handles she picked out. I tried to show her other (*cough way better cough*) options at the store, but she wouldn't budge. How much do you argue with a preschooler when she is conVINCED that her grandparents will love her picks?


Answer: Not at all. Because she's absolutely right. They will love them.

 
I love this idea and secretly hope my kids will make one for me. Orrrr maybe even not so secretly. Maybe I'll set the supplies out on the kitchen table and lock myself in my bedroom while forcing them to make me one, rooster handles and all.
 
Happy weekend!
 
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16 comments:

  1. Jocelyn11/23/2012

    Just found your blog through Pinterest and Im so excited to see all the new stuff you create!!

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    1. Aww, thanks Jocelyn. Hope you come back often! Bring your friends! Sometimes I eat cookies while I blog, and I'll totally offer you one. :)

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  2. Super cute idea!

    I found you via Anti-Procrastination Tuesday and I'm your newest follower:)

    Stop by and say hello
    Eliza K Prints

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    1. Aww, thanks Eliza! Seriously easy DIY, and the kids were so super proud to give them to their grandparents. Heartwarming.

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  3. Your tray handles are so cute! I never would have thought of that. Found you at Positively Splendid Saturday link party.

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    1. My 4-year-old spent some serious time perusing the options at Hobby Lobby. I didn't want to rush her, but man oh man. You'd've thought she was contemplating her career path or something. Thanks for stopping by, Audra.

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  4. This is so cute! It'd make a great grandparent gift =) I'd love it if you'd share this at my linky party http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Spotlight! Just wanted you to know I’m pinning this to my party favorites board. http://pinterest.com/bekapoe/inspiration-spotlight-favorites/

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  5. Very cute idea! It would make a great gift for grandparents!!!

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    1. That's what we used ours for. And the kids were so proud when gramma & grampa opened them up and ooooh'd and aaaaah'd. :)

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  6. BRILLIANT! I LOVE this idea and can't wait to try it for myself!! Just need to find a frame and some funky handles now!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. The handles are the funnest part, for sure. Well, and the kids' art. :) Thanks, Jill.

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  7. Such a cute idea!!! I love the knobs you used too! I've gotta try this one day!!! Pinning!

    T'onna
    Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. The knobs are my daughter's pride and joy. :)

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  8. I love this idea! & it turned out so cute. Visiting from DearCreatives.com

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    1. Can only thank the kiddos for the cuteness. I mean, can you beat an enormous orange dragon as visual fodder whilst sipping hot cocoa? I think not. :)

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