How can you make one dollar wooden trays look a LOT more expensive? Add scrapbooking paper and hang them on the wall as a display. This is a great example of the true essence of Dollar Store Crafts: take something humble from the dollar store and elevate it into something that looks a lot more stylish and expensive. Angie at Scrap Scene made these dollar store trays Martha-worthy (or maybe Anthropologie-ish) with a simple addition of pretty paper. You can display the trays as-is or use them as frames for other things. A well-loved collection would be at home mounted in these boxes. [how to make embellished wooden trays]

Project Estimate:

  • Wooden box, $1
  • Scrapbooking paper, on hand or $.25
  • Glue or Mod Podge, on hand
  • Paper trimmer or scissors, on hand

Total: $1 and up