DIY Rolling Tray Ideas For Making At HomeNovember 3, 2022
DIY Rolling Tray Ideas For Making At Home
A lot of weed connoisseurs tend to think that rolling trays are only for when you’re, you know, rolling up a blunt or a joint. This is a common misconception! It’s a great place to store any of your beautiful weed accessories from the King Palm to your weed grinder, any other buds, lighter and other spare parts that make for a good smoke. They can also be a decorative element that keeps all your functional parts in one place and puts a smile on your face.
Different types of rolling trays
There are a number of different types of rolling trays. They can be completely flat, have rolled edges or even a lid (resembling a box lid), while containing slots and holders for various items. Homemade rolling trays usually consist of using household items that are within quick and easy grabbing distance. These types of rolling trays,
Store-bought trays can be made from many materials. They range from inexpensive thin metal and plastic trays to high-end glass, ceramic, custom-made wooden trays and even 24k gold trays. The cheaper the magazine, the smaller the size generally. However, this price can be exciting because it means easy replacement, change or removal. The downside to this is that there isn’t enough room to roll more than one joint or blunt at a time, nor is there room for all your other items like a grinder, lighter, and weed. You can even get small, collapsible, pocket-sized rolling coasters made of plastic for relatively cheap.
Tips and tricks to make your own handmade rolling tray
Various methods and styles to make your own star scroll tray are all over the internet. We’ve collected them here for you to see different DIY rolling tray ideas in one place. The things you need to make your own homemade rolling tray are listed below and you can make them yourself!
Design ideas and styles for rolling trays:
- Trippy pictures
- Order vinyl stickers or make your own with Cricut
Ways to apply designs to handmade rolling trays:
- Resin/epoxy/polyurethane (gives a glossier and stronger finish)
- Spray paint
- Modge Podge
- You won’t necessarily need all of these supplies below, but this is just a general roundup of the different items needed to make different types of custom rolling trays.
Rolling tray DIY supplies:
- Resin or epoxy or polyurethane to cover the objects or images you want to add over the roll tray.
- Vinyl stickers
- An ashtray or even improvised items like a candle plate for a truly DIY matching rolling tray experience
- Lighter (if you want to customize it to match your magazine with some vinyl decals, but no epoxy/resin/polyurethane should be added to this item)
- Small weed container (to customize and match your tray)
- Wooden, metal, glass or plastic tray
- Spray paint, pens or acrylic paint
- Pictures, cutouts, any other flat objects (even dried flowers or coins)
- Latex gloves
- Modge Podge
- Adhesive paper (for your printer when printing images if you want an easier route than using Modge Podge!)
How to make your own painted rolling tray
Making your own hand painted rolling tray with some faraway and hippie inspired designs can be quite easy, fun and cathartic for those who are inspired by arts and crafts. Here we will detail a simple and easy way to make your own rolling tray with items that can easily be purchased at Walmart or better yet, a craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby.
Take a rolling tray of any material and remove any price tags or stickers that may be on it. Make sure there is no dust or other debris left on the surface.
When spraying, work in an open area, otherwise on a nice firm flat surface or table. Start by applying a solid coat with the color of your choice, making sure you have all the surfaces covered. Allow to dry properly. You can test the dryness on very delicate areas with a light touch to see if the paint is still tacky.
Once dry, begin any custom painting you want using markers and brushes or vinyl decals/designs. Finish painting the tray.
After the new paint dries, you pull out the polyurethane and sponge brush; with a steady hand, coat every inch of the tray evenly. You can also opt for epoxy resin in this step. There is a slight difference in that the bottom line is that epoxy is harder and stronger and shinier, while polyurethane is more scratch resistant.
Another fun method to create your own and unique rolling tray comes with the wonderful use of classic Modge Podge! Decoupage may seem like a thing of the past, but it’s a simple way to bring this haute couture into your life.
Take your roller tray and after cleaning it of any residue or price tags, paint it all over in Modge Podge using a sponge brush.
Now you take any pictures, colored papers or pictures and place them on the Modge Podge coated tray. Make sure these pictures cover every nook and cranny you want and press them down tight!
Now you will coat the image(s) with a layer of Modge Podge. Wait at least 5 minutes and add another layer. After another 5 minutes, add the third and final layer.
Put on a pair of protective gloves, take the epoxy and pour it onto the tray. You take a sponge brush and spread and paint the epoxy evenly all over the tray. Don’t forget to get to the edges.
Then you let it dry. Here you can decide whether or not you want to add other things like any other decals, rhinestones or any other items your vision sees fit!
Buy a set of rolling trays from King Palm
Instead of making your own rolling tray, buy one today from the King Palm online store.
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