DIY Acrylic Desk Tray Under $2April 15, 2015
Quick, easy and chic.
As I mentioned in this post, I don't really have a "normal" desk. Since that post I have invested in this system, which serves perfectly as a desk and storage. Lately, I have been smitten with the gold and white combo. I wanted a desk tray to match my color scheme and corral all my little knick-knacks. After a quick search on the web, I discovered you can DIY acrylic desk trays out of a Hobby Lobby box frame!
I immediately went to my local craft store and found the frames. I love that the frames come in various sizes because I plan on making a larger version one day for the living room. Since my desktop is less than 2 feet wide, and I don't have that much stuff to organize, I decided to go with the 4x6 box frame. Then I ran over to the scrapbook paper and found a decent gold and white pattern to line it with.
The frame was a whopping $1.99 (you know I took advantage of the 40% off coupon, so the price ended up $1.19) and the scrapbook paper was $0.59. I spent $1.79 + tax, that ain't bad! Here's how I put it all together.
- Box Frame
- Scrapbook Paper