Fireside Tray

Make this creative tray using cards and photographs in 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

1
picture frame, about 11x14 inches
Paper (card-stock weight), to fit picture frame
Christmas cards or photographs
About 1 yard decorative ribbon
Screw-on handles, if desired
  • 1 Remove back from frame. Place paper on back of frame. Arrange cards and ribbon on paper.
  • 2 Place glass and frame on top of design. Carefully turn over frame, glass and back. Close frame. Turn right side up.
  • 3 To carry platter as a serving tray, drill 2 small holes on short sides of frame, and attach handles.

Expert Tips

Let your imagination run wild when you make your own trays. Here are some ideas to get you going: • Place assorted dried or fresh flowers or flat dried fruit in frame. Add small boughs of evergreen or holly. • Use decorative ribbon to create a colorful design. • Show off antique needlework or handkerchiefs without running the risk of getting it ruined. • Using tiny strung beads, spell out "Merry Christmas" or another holiday greeting. If you have another language in your heritage, you may like to add it as well.