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Get Organized with a Bathroom Tray

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Sometimes getting organized can be simple, like using this DIY bathroom tray to corral a few necessary items.  I am amazed at the difference such a simple DIY project has made.  Take a look at how I made this bathroom tray, and find all kinds of organizing inspiration from fellow bloggers at the end of this post.

get organized with a DIY bathroom tray

When it comes to cleaning and organizing there are a few key parts of my house I like to focus on.  If I can get these areas clean and decluttered then I feel accomplished.  A stress is lifted from my shoulders!  One of these areas is my counter tops; kitchen , office, and bathrooms.  I have learned that I don’t need an empty counter, just an organized one.  In my kitchen I use a small tray to corral a few necessary items, as long as the rest of the counter is clean I don’t mind a few pieces in my tray.  I realized that I can apply this same method to my bathroom.  I’m lucky that my bathroom has a lot of storage but there are a few items that I like to keep on my counter top within reach, items we use every day.  But a few jars just sitting on my counter was so blah and just looked untidy.

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bathroom before

I used a few supplies in my workshop to make a small bathroom tray to pull this area together and give the items a cohesive look.


  • Wood box – I upcycled a box from a Melissa and Doug toy, you could also make one out of paint sticks and plywood.
  • 3 glass jars with lids
  • 4 wood knobs
  • 2 handles
  • Paint and brushes
  • E6000 adhesive

bathroom tray supplies

I had intended on making a small wood box but I found this one that a toy came in and it was the perfect size. I started by painting the box white and using a metallic spray paint to coat the wood knobs and lids.

bathroom tray paint lids

To assemble this tray I used E6000 to glue the knobs to the bottom and the handles to either side.  The sides of this box are very thin and I thought thought screwing in the knobs and handles would split the wood.  E6000 is a strong adhesive and will hold up well on this tray.

bathroom tray assembly

This tray holds 3 jars and corrals everything I need in one place.  I use the jars for cotton balls, cotton swabs and my go to cuticle lotion bars, items I use every day.  I love how neat and organized my counter appears just from adding a simple bathroom tray.

Get Organized with a DIY Bathroom Tray

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Thursday 28th of February 2019

This is a great up-cycle! Way to reuse- I love your little tray of toiletries! I could totally see that with some circuit cut french font too! Very cute.


Wednesday 27th of February 2019

Such a great idea and a great way to upcycle! love it!


Tuesday 26th of February 2019

This is such a great use of the Melissa & Doug wooden boxes Sarah! Love the feet on it, perfect for a bathroom!


Wednesday 20th of February 2019

Everything looks so nice and tidy organized in that tray! Great idea. :)


Tuesday 19th of February 2019

This tray is so adorable and so easy to make. Looks Great!

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