Lucite Square Tray

A lucite tray can spruce up any room. Plus lucite accents are great to use in small spaces. The see-through material creates an illusion and appears to take up less space.

Just to be up front, this lucite tray wasn’t exactly cheap to make. However it was cheaper than buying it in store. The entire project cost about $50.

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Here’s what you need:

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Measure, mark and drill holes into the plastic sheets. Attach the handles to the sheets. You may have to adjust the screw length depending on the thickness of the sheet. My handles came with break-away screws.

The whole project takes about 30 minutes. Add decorative accents and enjoy!

Lucite Bath Tray

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This lucite bath caddy follows the same simple process as the lucite square tray on the blog with one extra step! Follow along for the instructions.

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Here’s what you need:

Measure, mark and drill holes into the plastic sheets. Attach the handles to the sheets. You may have to adjust the screw length depending on the thickness of the sheet. My handles came with break-away screws.

Some DIY projects added window moulding to line the outside of the tray. I ordered the WRONG moulding so instead I had to improvise. I took apart an old cheap Walmart plastic poster frame that I had lying around.

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I sprayed the frame pieces, cut to size and then used gorilla glue to adhere the plastic frame to the tray.

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My friend came to visit and I set mine up in my spare bathroom with sample toiletries for her.

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Decorative spheres

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You could get a set of these from Target, Overstock or online site that sells home decor BUT doing it yourself is pretty fun, really cheap and super easy.

And you can personalize this project to match your place. Scroll down to get the details.

This is what you need:

  • Clear vinyl tubing
  • Decorative detail- spray paint, rope, metal accents
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pliable wire

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First, cut six pieces of tubing. I cut mine about 6 inches each.

Thread wire through the tubing. Cut extra wire but make sure to leave wire on each side for tying it all together (1-2 inches is plenty).

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Start tying the first circle together. Then add the second circle (should  look like an X from the top and bottom of the sphere like the picture below.

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My sphere has three circles but you can vary the design and add a fourth circle if you want!

To cover all the wire and really bind the piece together add hot glue where to the top and bottom of the sphere (where the tubes meet).

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Now for the really fun part- spray paint the shit out of ’em.

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The finished product-

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In case you a metallic sphere doesn’t really go with your home decor here are some other ideas:

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Nautical Sphere: Same steps as above but instead of spray paint wrap rope or twine around the tubing (hot glue along the way).