How To Make A D.I.Y. Vanity Tray

photo credit: Erica Hampton Photography

I love a good DIY, especially if it involves a good ol' can of Mod Podge. These vanity trays look great in your home and they're so easy to make. All you need is a few items and a couple minutes of your time.

Watch the video below to see just how easily you can dress up your bathroom counter with this vanity tray DIY:


  • Mod Podge tacky glue
  • Tacky spray
  • Plain white trays
  • Spray paint in color of your choice
  • Decorative paper, glitter, embellishments etc. for decoration


STEP 1: Prep your tray depending on what design you want. If you go the paper route, cut and measure to fit the tray. For a solid color, spray paint and let dry. I did a little bit of both. 

Step 2: Spray tacky glue on bottom of paper and carefully place in tray.  

Step 3: Apply a coat of Mod Podge with a paint brush and let dry. Keep applying until you have your desired look. This will make the paper waterproof and more durable. Let dry for 12-24 hours depending on how much was applied. 

For a clean look, go back over the edges with the same color paint. And that's all it takes! A simple DIY project to dress up your vanity.