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鈥檛 bring myself to dive headfirst into cheesy Halloween decor. What鈥檚 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.

DIY Fornasetti Halloween Trays

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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檒l 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鈥檝e finished attaching the paper.

DIY Fornasetti Halloween Tray Steps

Allow your tray to dry overnight before use.

DIY Fornasetti Halloween Tray Steps

Sometimes it鈥檚 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鈥檒l 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鈥檙e decoupaging by tagging us on Instagram and using the hashtag #iamcreative!

DIY Production and Styling: Marianne Koo
Photography: Brittany Griffin