DIY Farmhouse Jute Tray | Repurposed Cookie Tin

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Repurpose metal cookie tins into beautiful farmhouse styled jute tin trays.

DIY Farmhouse Jute Tray

I am participating in a monthly DIY blogger challenge for 2020 and our first challenge is upcycling an item that is laying around your home or that you found at a thrift store. Because I don’t have much just “laying around” anymore because of the house fire I decided to hit up one of my favorite local thrift stores and see what I could come up with.

Since the holidays weren’t that long ago, the cookie tin section is pretty abundant right now! I have to admit, I love repurposing old cookie tins into functional items! Like this Three Tier Farmhouse Tray that I made live for hundreds of viewers on HomeTalk a few years ago.

I found a large metal cookie tin and knew immediately that it would make a cute side table farmhouse tray. I bought it for $2.00, brought it home, and got to work right away!

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Supplies Needed:

DIY Farmhouse Jute Tray

Start at the back of the tin can on the seam and apply a thin line of hot glue.

P.S. I saved the lid to this tin can and use it for making cardboard wreath forms, like for this Book Page Wreath.

DIY Farmhouse Jute Tray

Begin wrapping the jute around the tin can along the hot glue line, being extra careful not to burn your fingers. Leave a little excess tail at the very beginning so you can tuck and hide that piece once you get to the 2nd row and so forth.

DIY Farmhouse Jute Tray

Once each row is complete, continue on right under the row right before it

DIY Farmhouse Jute Tray

Continue all of the way down until the jute has been wrapped around the entire tin can. Hot glue the end of the jute and tuck away if possible.

DIY Farmhouse Jute Tray

And that is it! I mean, it doesn’t get any easier than this! Such an easy project! Do you love it? Will you make one for yourself?

I styled my tin jute tray with my DIY Wood Bead Garland with Tassels and a pretty plant that I had on hand.

DIY Farmhouse Jute Tray
DIY Farmhouse Jute Tray
DIY Farmhouse Jute Tray
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DIY Farmhouse Jute Tray

I’ve joined up with 20+ other bloggers who are participating in these awesome challenges with me for 2020! The theme for this month was Upcyle It Projects…make sure you go check out some of their amazing projects! There are so many talented ladies out there!

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  1. Cherryl Ehlenburg says:

    What a great way to use up those old tins! I have a hard time getting rid of them, but they just sit on the shelves collecting dust. I will have to get out my glue gun and twine!

    1. Right? I know!! Especially around the holidays! I always have too many! Glad to have found a super simple way to repurpose them! Have fun!!

  2. Sherry Denise Cole says:

    What a great upcycle project! I would have never thought to use cookie tins. Thank you for the tutorial.

    1. Thank you!! Absolutely! Glad to have shared a little inspiration!

  3. Such a fun and creative idea! I love how you can use it all year long, and for any event. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

  4. Pinned this easy and super pretty upcycle project.
    It has been a blast working on our At Home DIY Challenge projects. Following on all social media, pinned. Please share on my site at the You’re the Star blog hop.

  5. It’s amazing what jute rope can do. This looks fantastic and this tray can be used in so many ways in your home decor.

    1. Absolutely! The possibilities are endless I feel once jute rope is involved! haha!

  6. Christine says:

    What a great idea Stephanie! Looks really nice!

    1. thank you! I loved your rug transformation!! Such a great idea!

    2. thank you!! Your pie tins were such a creative idea as well!

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