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Make These $158 Fornasetti Halloween Trays for $10

Anyone else find it difficult to decorate for Halloween? While I wish I was more excited about draping faux spider webs around my home, I just can’t bring myself to dive headfirst into cheesy Halloween decor. What’s more enticing for me is a seasonless item that I can incorporate into my Halloween decor. I want something a little spooky that I can keep on my coffee table all year, you know? Enter the Fornasetti tray: perfectly creepy without being too specific to Halloween. Not to mention, the perfect accessory for handing out candy to trick-or-treaters.

A Fornasetti tray will set you back a cool $158, but for about $10 you can DIY your own version with your choice of creepy imagery.

DIY Fornasetti Halloween Trays

The internet’s your oyster! Get digging through those vintage prints.

DIY Fornasetti Halloween Tray Materials

Materials and Tools:

  • glass trays
  • Mod Podge
  • X-ACTO knife
  • vintage prints
  • cutting mat
  • ruler

Get your materials together and let’s get started!

DIY Fornasetti Halloween Tray Materials

When printing out your images, make sure to print them as close to the dimensions of your tray as possible. We’ll make relief cuts in the paper to accommodate the curvature of the tray. To make relief cuts, place your ruler along one diagonal of the paper and make a one-inch cut in each corner. Repeat this with the other side.

DIY Fornasetti Halloween Tray Steps

Paint Mod Podge onto the underside of the glass tray. We painted our trays in small sections to make things easier. Line up the top edge of your printout with the top edge of the tray and smooth the paper over the Mod Podge. Work your way down the tray until you’ve finished attaching the paper.

DIY Fornasetti Halloween Tray Steps

Allow your tray to dry overnight before use.

DIY Fornasetti Halloween Tray Steps

Sometimes it’s easier to print your images slightly larger and then trim the excess paper. For this technique, repeat the Mod Podge application outlined earlier.

DIY Fornasetti Halloween Tray Steps

Allow the tray to dry overnight before trimming the excess paper. The easiest way to do this is to angle the edge of the tray onto a cutting mat and run your blade along the edge of the tray.

DIY Fornasetti Halloween Trays

So easy, right? These trays are timeless, so you’ll want to keep them out all year-round. Keep one on your nightstand for loose jewelry or by the entryway for your keys.

DIY Fornasetti Halloween Trays

Sit back and enjoy spooking your trick-or-treaters with this haunted imagery.

Show us what spooky prints you’re decoupaging by tagging us on Instagram and using the hashtag #iamcreative!

DIY Production and Styling: Marianne Koo
Photography: Brittany Griffin

Marianne Koo
As Brit + Co's kit designer, Marianne starts her day fresh-faced and ready for action and ends it covered in glitter, glue, and fabric scraps. She spends most of her time figuring out how to hack all things under the sun, and feels ultimate gratification from helping others tap into their innate creativity.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*