Decorative Tray

Anyone who knows me knows that I hate clutter and can’t stand for things to not be in their proper home! I am notorious for throwing things away because they were in a spot they didn’t belong. This pet peeve of mine has become increasingly difficult to manage since the kids came along and our lives have gotten a little more hectic. I recently noticed our bathroom counter had become a catch all, so I set out to change that.

Yuck, just look at that basket of hodge podge stuff!

I stumbled upon this brilliant idea while blog surfing one night. I thought, easy peesy I can do that! So I visited my local thrift store and found the perfect tray. I painted it and added scrapbook paper to the bottom. Then I got out my new friend Modge Podge and slapped on a quick coat to make it a little bit more durable. Done.

The tray would have been so loney all by its self so I decided to spruce up some candles to go with it. I used the same scrapbook paper, some ribbon and modge podge to transform plain cream candles from the dollar store into custom beauties.

During our recent trip to Utah I got to raid an old house with thousands of beautiful bottles. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them or how I would get them home, but I had to have them. These 3 have a new home in the bathroom. I plan to put them to practical use, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to put in them yet.
And there you have it a new and improved, clutter free bathroom counter.The frame still needs a picture, but I didn’t have one I liked. Total cost – $6.

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. LOVE this idea! I can't believe it only costs $6. I think the candles look really elegant. I'm going to give it a try!

  2. Genius! I love it!


  3. Looks fantastic, and love the old bottles! Jackie

  4. Looks just beautiful! I love what you did with the candles!

  5. That looks fancy! Good job! Those candles would make great gifts, too!

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