DIY Cork Tray

I love seeing things in stores and on websites and finding a way to make them myself for less. When I saw this tray:

I knew I had a challenge to make one for myself. Before I jump headfirst into a craft project I want to test the waters just in case my project turns into a belly flop (notice the water references? haha)

I started with a Goodwill tray (less than a dollar) and a sheet of cork board (just a little more than a dollar).


Yes the tray is small, and ugly, and a little juvenile but no one will ever know (except those of you reading this blog)


I started by cutting the cork into strips.


Then I began the (not as easy as I anticipated) task of weaving the strips.


When I was done, I cut the cork to size and glued it to the inside of the tray. On a sidenote: my FAVORITE glue for any project is “Beacon’s 3-in-1”. It dries clear, it not too sticky to work with when repositioning your items and it holds nearly every material together!


And there you have it… a mini-cork tray for just a few dollars! This will be perfect for throwing your loose change and keys into at the end of the day.



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