This Professional Clay Poker Chip tray project is a great way to serve drinks or even some snack foods at your next poker night. You can make it any shape or size to fit your own needs. The kids can also make this easy Professional Clay Poker Chip craft and give it as a gift to family members as a great homemade gift. You should be able to make this entire Professional Clay Poker Chip tray craft project in less than 2 hours and should spend about $35. You might be able to make it for less if you have some of the materials around the house.
To make this Professional Clay Poker Chip Tray Craft Projection Will Need:
Professional Clay Poker Chips
Picture Frame Molding
Plexi Glass (cut to your size)
Cabinet Handles 2)
Miter Saw (iotnal0
1 inch finishing nails
Paint (Your choice of color)
The first step is to decide what size you want your Professional Clay Poker Chip serving tray to be. I think that 12″X18″ is a great size, so that is the dimensions I will be using in this project. You could also make this project in a circle, square, triangle, or any rectangular dimensions you like though!
Now, you can have your board cut to size at the home improvement store or cut it yourself. You could also use an old cabinet door for this project and leave off the picture frame trim.
Use a miter saw to cut your picture molding to fit each for the four sides. You will want each piece to have a 90 degree angle cut so they can fit together like a frame. If you do not have a miter saw you could buy a simple picture frame and have your wood board cut to the same size. Use one inch finishing nails to attach the wood frame or picture frame molding to the board either way.
Now, I like to prime the entire Professional Clay Poker Chip piece out in a good quality primer. Once this dries you can paint your tray any color you wish. I recommend using milk paint or a high gloss paint for added durability.
Next, start by running a line of epoxy glue on the outer edge of one of the side, right up inside of the picture frame trim. Add Professional Clay Poker Chips laying them flat into the glue. Work your way around the rectangle tray. Now, run a bead of glue just inside of those Professional Clay Poker Chip. Add another row of Professional Clay Poker Chip so that they touch the first row. Continue working your way around.
Keep repeating until you reach the middle of your Professional Clay Poker Chip tray.
Let the glue dry completely.
Place your plexi glass over the top of your Professional Clay Poker Chip tray. Use a black marker to make two dots where your handle holes need to be. Mark them on the tray board as well. Drill though the plexi glass to make these holes. Drill through the picture frame molding on either side of the tray where you would like to place your handle. Drill all the way though because you will be putting your screws into the handles from the back.
You can use almost any kind of kitchen door pull handle for this start of the craft project.
I love those silver door handles that look sleek and modern. You can find them at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and even Target. They carry on the natural theme of this great craft project.
Now you are finished! You can use your Professional Clay Poker Chip tray to serve up Check mix and cocktails at your weekly poker night.