A Wine Serving Tray with Pumpkin Insert is an easy upcyled project. You can easily give a new look to a thrift store tray with paint, twine, and an upcycled pumpkin insert. White and gray are the two primary colors Gloria is using at her new home. This wine tray will go well with the decor she’s using.
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How to Make a Wine Serving Tray with a Pumpkin Insert
- Thrift Store Tray
- White Paint
- Old Sweater
- Hot Glue
- Wine Cork
I found this yellow tray at my local Goodwill a few months ago. If you’ve followed the blog for long, you know I love giving makeovers to old trays. I’m working my way through the stash of them that I have and trying not to buy any more until I’ve used these up. But, if I find one that I really like, I’m not saying I won’t buy it!
I used Behr Ultra Pure White Premium Plus for the tray that I had left over from a table makeover I did last spring. The tray got two coats, allowing it to dry between each coat. I wrapped a piece of twine around the outside of the tray, placing dots of glue along the way to keep it in place.
Making the pumpkin insert was an easy upcycle project. I used an old sweater for a Pumpkin Topiary and Matching Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins project that I shared last week for our Upcyle Blog Hop. Since I used only the sleeves of the sweater for that project, I had a lot of the material from the old sweater left, so I started thinking of other ways to use it. That’s when I decided that making a pumpkin insert for the wine tray would be great for fall.
How to Make a pumpkin insert for a fall tray
- Use a circular piece of cardboard – I used the piece of cardboard that comes with a frozen pizza
- Wrap the fabric around the cardboard
- Pull the fabric taut around over the back
- Add a staple to the center top of the circle
- Hot glue the fabric to the back of the cardboard
To make the circle resemble a pumpkin, I used some leaf stems and a wine cork near the top of the circle.
The stems are hot glued in place and the wine cork is glued on top of them.
I didn’t want the insert to be permanently attached because I already have plans to make an ornament insert for Christmas. The pumpkin is heavy enough to stay put inside the tray.
For now, the tray is at my house and while I love how it turned out, it doesn’t really fit in with my decor. I think it will look great with the farmhouse decor of Gloria’s new place and I’m thinking of making another one for our house using colors that match our decor.
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Wine Serving Tray with Pumpkin Insert
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