Style Secrets: Transform a picture frame into a tea tray

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  • Style at Home’s Becky shows us how to upcycle a picture frame into a vintage-style tea tray.

    Create the perfect tea tray to accompany your cuppa. With just a couple of handles and a simple design you will be the envy of your tea party soiree.

    Step 1: Separate the frame

    Step 2: Mark screw holes for a handle in the middle of the shorter edge

    Step 3: Repeat this for the other side

    Step 4: Use a bradawl to make holes over your pencil markings for the screws

    Step 5: Screw both handles in place

    Step 6: Cover each screw head with a dot of white paint

    Step 7: On colourful paper, draw round the backboard and cut out

    Step 8: lay the paper over the hardboard and add some decoration, maybe in the form of some vintage linen

    Step 9: Cover the design with the photo frame glass

    Step 10: Reassemble the frame to finish the tray Top tip: Paint the frame beforehand to create a brighter tray

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