SourceThe Martha Stewart Show, May 2006
- Galvanized tray (8 inches square)
- Aluminum pipe (3/8-inch diameter)
- Sandpaper (fine grit)
- Cardboard box
- Spray paint
- Elastic cord
- EZ-Glides, optional
Step 1 of 8
Use a saw to cut an aluminum pipe 1/4-inch shorter than the width of a galvanized tray.
Step 2 of 8
Smooth the edges of the pipe with sandpaper.
Step 3 of 8
To paint the tray, place the tray and pipe inside a cardboard box.
Step 4 of 8
Wearing a mask over your mouth and nose to prevent inhaling of paint particles, coat the tray and pipe with spray paint. Let dry overnight.
Step 5 of 8
Measure an elastic cord by wrapping it around the tray; cut the cord 2 inches shorter than the perimeter.
Step 6 of 8
Slip the elastic cord through the pipe, and tie ends together. Conceal the knot inside the pipe.
Step 7 of 8
Fill tray with napkins and fit the holder around the tray.
Step 8 of 8
If desired, affix EZ-Glides on bottom corners of the tray to prevent it from scratching surfaces.