Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Halloween Tray

I finally made a Halloween tray. I've seen many different versions on Pinterest and I wanted to make one myself. Hobby Lobby had the trays on clearance a few years ago and I stocked up on black and white trays. I found a bunch of Jolee's Boutique Halloween embellishments at Tuesday Morning that were the perfect size to fit inside the little cubbies. Of course, I also had some Halloween embellishments in my stash along with the Teresa Collins papers and chipboard pieces! The little skeleton couple is my favorite part of the tray. I just love them! 


You can use up your leftover Halloween embellishments from other projects to decorate one of these trays. Scraps of leftover Halloween paper could easily be used  because very little paper is needed for this project. This piece took me about 2 hours to create and I enjoyed making it. I will definitely make a Christmas and winter version using the white trays. 


Keep reading if you'd like to see more photos of this piece as well as additional details and a supply list!

Here is a photo of some of the supplies I used to create the Halloween tray. 


I wanted each cubbie to have a different theme. This first one is a witch theme. Halloween paper was adhered to the tray using Collage Medium. I then arranged a black cat, witch's hat, broom and mini glass potion bottles in the cubbie. Mini letter cubes spelling out the word EEK completed the theme. 


I decorated the corner of the piece with 2 rosettes that I made using the Halloween papers, a sticker and a metal brad. A black metal key, chipboard bat, black paper rose and Halloween twine were also used to decorate the top of the tray.


This paper reminded me of what wallpaper in a haunted house would look like. I thought the vellum ghosts and spider web with the word boo hanging from it were the perfect compliment to the paper. I also added some chipboard Halloween phrases to the left side of the cubbie. 

This orange paper looks like Haunted house wallpaper. I added a chipboard chandelier and the number 31 which I decorated with a single orange jewel. The skull cameo that I used reminded me of a framed photo and I thought it looked perfect next to the chandelier. 


I used harlequin looking paper for the backdrop of the next cubbie because I wanted it to look like a Halloween Masquerade party. I put a chipboard ticket inside the cubbie and I adhered the skeleton couple to the front of the tray. The skeleton couple are adorable!


You can probably guess the theme of this cubbie. It's candy! I arranged different Jolee's Boutique Halloween candy embellishments along the bottom of the cubbie. I made a Halloween rosette using orange and white stripe paper and black and white polka dot paper. A Trick or Treat metal brad was added to the center of the rosette. 

Potions, elixirs and bats fill this cubbie. I tucked some moss in between the bottles to give it an extra little bit of creepiness. Advertisements for different poisons and elixirs are printed on the background paper. Spooky!

I absolutely hate spiders, but you can't have a spooky Halloween piece without them. Spider web paper was used for the background. A spider brooch, 2 Tim Holtz metal spiders and a chipboard piece with the word spider written on it were used to decorate this cubbie.


The final cubbie was decorated with a black crow wearing a witch's hat. He's sitting on top of pumpkins that are surrounded by moss. 


I hope I inspired you to dig up those leftover embellishments and papers from your stash to create your own Halloween tray! Follow my blog if you'd like to see what I create next.





  • Black Tray

  • Teresa Collins Masquerade Papers

  • Teresa Collins Masquerade Chipboard Pieces

  • Various Jolee's Boutique Halloween Embellishments

  • Tim Holtz Spiders

  • Halloween Twine

  • Black Metal Key 

  • Metal Halloween Brads

  • Black Paper Rose 

  • Collage Medium

  • Moss

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