DIY accent tray from Goodwill frame

Does your coffee table or dining table look like it could use a little decorative love? You’re in luck! This DIY accent tray is easy to make, and all you need are a few simple and inexpensive supplies:

  • Old wooden picture frame (with glass intact)
  • Can of spray paint (or regular paint if you’d prefer)
  • Set of hardware handles
  • Screwdriver

Find frames that are small, large and everything in between at your local Goodwill to make this a budget-friendly, do-it-yourself project that you can keep for yourself or give as a homemade gift.

Step 1: Spray paint the picture frame, including the glass. You’ll want to spray paint one side at a time and let each side dry fully before flipping to spray paint the other side.

Step 2: Screw on the hardware handles. This is where sourcing a wood frame is important! If the wood isn’t soft enough you may need to pre-drill some small holes to make screwing in the hardware easier.

Pro tip: Make sure that your screws aren’t too long and poke through the opposite side of the frame.

From here you can get creative with the decor that you place on the accent tray and change things out based on the seasons. We liked creating this one in white so that it matches with decor all year!

About Goodwill: Goodwill NCW is a nonprofit human services organization whose mission is Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, 24 human services programs, unique shopping experiences at its boutiques and Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at It offers four Donation Express sites and 10 convenient donation bins throughout the Fox Cities. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit


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