Create an eye-catching reflective jewelry holder from a silver tray

A silver or aluminum tray can do more than just hold appetizers or desserts for a large gathering. When the party's over, wash the tray in soapy, warm water and reuse it as a jewelry holder. Aside from waiting for the paint to dry, you can complete this easy project in less than half an hour.
If you want a uniform look, use steel wire and silver paint. For other decorating options, try copper paint and wire, or a white knob with black wire. The color of your jewelry also plays a role in color choices. Bright earrings really stand out against black wire, while delicate sterling silver necklaces blend in with the tray.
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Materials
- Decorative wood drawer knob
- Silver liquid metal
- Artist's paintbrush
- Oval serving tray, either silver-plated, sterling silver or aluminum
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- 19-gauge steel wire
- Wire cutters
- Needle-nose pliers
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Instructions
1. Paint the knob and let it dry completely.
2. Turn the tray so it's vertical — long from top to bottom. Position the knob approximately 1 1/2 inches down from the top of the tray's face. Apply glue to the back of the knob, and press it in place.
3. Measure the width of the vertical tray approximately 4 inches up from the bottom. Cut off wire to equal that measurement plus 4 inches.
4. Curl in 2 inches each at the ends of the wire using the pliers. Apply glue to each side of the rim of the tray where you measured at step 3. Press the wire into place.
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5. Place your jewelry tray wherever you like.
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