I’m excited to share a West Elm dupe that you can easily make yourself with dollar store materials!
If you’re anything like me, you love finding ways to save money without sacrificing style. And that’s exactly what this DIY project is all about.
I stumbled on the original West Elm tray while browsing online and fell in love with its sleek design and luxurious look. However, the price tag was a bit out of my budget–these trays are $65 to $120 each on West Elm’s site.
I knew I could create something similar for a fraction of the cost. That’s when I headed to my local dollar store to gather materials and get started on this fun project.
Not only is this faux leather tray easy to make, but it’s also incredibly versatile in terms of home decor. You can use it to hold your keys and wallet in the entryway or as a stylish catch-all for your jewelry and trinkets on your bedside table.
By making this tray yourself, you’ll be able to customize it to your own personal taste and style too. You can choose your favorite color of faux leather, and experiment with different sizes. But, maybe the best part is all the money you’ll save compared to the original West Elm version.
Faux Leather Tray (West Elm Dupe)
First, cut out two faux leather squares.
Next, glue the unfinished sides of the squares togther with hot glue.
You might want to let the glue dry for a few moments before moving to the next step.
Then, fold the corners of your squares, as you see here, and punch holes in each of the four corners.
When you’ve punched holes in all four corners, your faux leather sheet will look like this.
Now, use twine to tie the corners together.
As you tie the four corners, shape your faux leather into a tray or box shape.
Now you have your finished “leather” tray. It’s a close copy of the West Elm version for a lot less money!
Let us know if you make this tray and how you’re using it. Leave a comment.
- Brown Faux Leather
- Hot Glue Gun
- hole punch
- Cut out two pieces of the faux leather that are 7 inches x 7 inches.
- Lay one of the faux leather pieces so that the finished brown side is on the bottom. Add a line of hot glue to the unfinished side about ½ inch in all the way around the square. Then quickly place the other piece of faux leather on top of it, lining up the corners. The unfinished sides will be glued together.
- Let the glue dry for a few moments before moving to the next step.
- Then, fold the corners of your squares, as you see in the photo, and punch holes in each of the four corners.
- Cut four 6-inch pieces of twine. Wrap the twine through each hole a few times, and tie.
- Once each corner is tied together, trim off any excess twine.
- Shape and fold the sides of the faux leather tray in towards the center to create more of a square shape.
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