Pizza Pan craft idea to turn it into a tray

Easy Pizza Pan Craft Idea- Make a Tray

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Pizza pan crafts are all the rage right now and it’s such an easy way to make a door hanger for your home. But have you thought about different ways you can decorate or craft with them. How about a tray as a centerpiece. Is your crafty mind spinning with ideas? I’m going to show you how to make a tray with this easy pizza pan craft idea 

Patriotic Pizza Pan Craft Idea

I have created my tray with a patriotic theme, but this craft idea can be used for any time of the year. Holidays, seasons or decor for your home. Easy, affordable, and fun to make. 

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I’ve made quite a few pizza pans and if you are going to paint them, make sure you use chalk paint. I’ve used chalk paint and craft paint on the pizza pans. The chalk paint covers nicer and uses less coats of paint. I had to try out craft paint so I could tell you about both. Again this is my opinion, but I would rather do two coats with chalk paint than 3 or 4 with craft paint. I tried out the craft paint on this tray and it still covers and works, but you need a lot more paint and time because of how many coats you have to add. 

Easy Pizza Pan Craft Idea- Let’s Make a Tray 

Supplies for Dollar Tree Pizza Pan Craft Idea

Dollar Tree Pizza Pan Tray Supplies

Pizza Pan
Craft Paint: Red, White, Blue
Paint Brushes
Painters Tape
220 Grit Sandpaper

My husband calls this pizza pan “the Pepsi tray” because it looks just like the Pepsi symbol. I didn’t even realize it until he said it, but it’s cool. So it’s perfect for Pepsi fans too. 

Paint the pizza pan tray craft idea with 3 coats of white craft paint

My Dollar Tree  craft ideas are always easy. Start by painting the whole pizza pan white. I did 3 coats of the white because I used regular acrylic craft paint on this pizza pan craft. Make sure the white is complete dry before adding the painters tape to paint the red and blue parts. 

Divide the pizza pan into 3 sections to make it a red, white and blue tray

Next divide the tray in 3 sections with painters tape. The red section is about 4.25 inches, the white is about 4.5 inches and the blue is about 4 inches. I taped this so many times I was going crazy with the measurements. As you can read it’s not divided perfectly (but I’m not a math wizard) so I’m okay with it. I like to craft and create by “eyeballing” it anyways. I did do a little sanding before I aded the blue and red paint. Paint the top red and the bottom blue when you have it divided the way that you want. Remember homemade doesn’t have to be perfect, you just have to love it. 

Dollar tree pizza pan craft idea to make a tray and sand it a little with sandpaper

When it’s completely dry, take a piece of sand paper and lightly sand the entire tray. Be careful with the sand paper, everything was going good until the blue part and I sanded too much. Don’t let that happen to you. So my advice is to sand carefully and gently. 

If you sand too much, it’s easily fixable. Just paint the area with a couple coats of white, then touch up with the top coat color. Let it dry completely and sand gently again. It worked out great. 

Dollar Tree Pizza Pan Craft Idea to make a Patriotic Tray

Now I like the rustic look of the non straight edges between the colors, it looks like it was meant to be that way. But if that’s not for you, retape or use a small paint brush to fix it. 

Decorating with the Patriotic Dollar Tree Tray

Dollar Tree Pizza Pan Craft Idea

Place it in the center of a table, add a few decorations and you have the perfect centerpiece. How great would this be for a party? Picnic? You could have condiments on it or food or anything. They would look amazing on a table. 

Pizza Pan craft idea to turn it into a tray

I really love this pizza pan craft idea because it can easily be used in a number of ways inside your home or outside your home. Perfect for an outdoor space as a centerpiece or indoors on a side table or dining table. Just decorate it for the space and use. 

Who else thinks I need some more of these for different holidays. I’m picturing a buffalo plaid one for Christmas or orange and black for Halloween. 

Lantern on the patriotic pizza pan tray

I’m loving how the lantern looks on it with a few signs and small decor. My new patriotic pizza pan tray looks store bought and awesome, but it only cost a $1 and a little bit of my time. 

Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.