Re-purposing old objects into darling little trays is fun! My friend, Teri, and I found these old trail markers one summer and knew they'd be perfect for just that.
To make your own, search for any thick old wooden signs or boards that fit your style. Then choose sturdy handles - new or old, either will do - and screws for affixing them to your wooden sign/board.
Here's what to do:
1. Thoroughly clean the sign with a scrub brush and warm sudsy water.
2. Let dry. Sand any rough spots if necessary.
3. Place the handles on the sign, marking the holes for the screws with a pencil. Remove the handles and drill-start the holes for the screws.
4. Reposition the handles and screw them on.
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