Upcycled Tray Stand - Thrift Shop Flip

My mom and I packed up everything that was left of my booths at the antique mall last Thursday. Despite having 25%, 50%, and then 75% off sales all month long there was still quite a bit to pack up and bring home. Two truck loads!

Needless to say, my semi-hoarded garage before now looks like a full-on episode from the TV show hoarders complete with a skinny little pathway through it all! 😧 We are planning to have an end-of-season garage sale at the end of the month though and I am determined to get that garage cleaned up and organized once and for all!

While I was trying to make room in the garage for the stuff from the booths I found a Rubbermaid bin full of project pieces that I had forgotten about out there so this project is an upcycle project from two pieces I found in that bin.

How to make a pretty little dessert tray from thrift store finds!

Here are my two things that I found amongst the items in that bin.


A cute little tin tray with a scalloped edge and a... a... well, I don't know what it is! It looks like a candle holder but it is not, the top is too small and there is nothing to hold a candle in place (like a lip to keep it from slipping off or a spike to stab into a candle). But the little upholstery tacks all over it reminded me of vintage hobnail glass!

This project is embarrassingly easy! Just drill a hole through the center of the tray and then screw it to the thingymajig!


Then paint it the color of your choice! I chose white to bring out that hobnaily feel!! Done and done!!


It would be cute to hold desserts or candles.


Or to make a cute little fall display!


I put two of the little 4x4 block pumpkins I made on it and added a little fall foliage. It would be cute as a table centerpiece!


You can see how I made the pumpkins here: Trash to Treasure - Scrap Wood Boho Pumpkins


What would you use this little tray for?