How To Make A Rolling Tray - Rolling Tray Ideas

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For smokers who prefer rolling and smoking herbs over vapes and bongs, the Rolling Tray is one of the must-haves in their arsenal.

Rolling trays are convenient tools to keep all smoking materials like herbs, lighters, tips, rolling papers, and herb grinders all in one place. No matter how excellent you are at rolling a blunt or joint, there would be some loose pieces that fall. Rolling trays catch any stray flower so they won't clutter your carpet or couch. Those trays are probably made from plastics, metal, resin, or wood, but all work as an organization tool to catch any fallen herbs.

However, rolling trays are not only for functions but also for good looks. In addition to being a super helpful smoking accessory, a custom tray can serve as a collectible art piece and show your personality. That's why more and more cannabis lovers are looking for a rolling tray different from others. If you take an interest in making a unique rolling tray, here are some ideas for you.

What can be used to make a custom rolling tray?

When it comes to DIY rolling trays, the first problem is the choice of material. What can be used as DIY rolling tray materials? In fact, we can make use of many common things in daily life, such as metal cookie trays, magazine pages, stickers, photos, leaves or flowers, and so on. Next, we will discuss how to use these materials in specific situations. Whether you wish to transform a plate into a custom rolling tray or make a brand new rolling tray from nothing, you can find a guide for you in the following ideas.

DIY Rolling Tray Ideas

Idea 1. Simple Rolling Tray

Simple Rolling Tray

If you want to transform your original cookie tray into a rolling tray in simple ways, you can take this idea.

Materials and Tools you need:

  • Cookie tray
  • Spray paint
  • Epoxy resin or other glue
  • Gloves
  • Brush
  • Measuring cups
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Stickers, photos, leaves, flowers, or any patterns you like

Steps: 

  1. Spray your cookie tray with a base color you like with the spray paint.
  2. Coat a layer of clear epoxy resin with the brush.
  3. Wait for 24 to 48 hours for the resin to dry.
  4. Put your favorite stickers, photos, or patterns you cut from the brand logo or magazine pages where you want.
  5. Apply a layer of clear epoxy resin once again and wait until it hardens completely. 

Idea 2. Glitter Rolling Tray

Glitter Rolling Tray

If you want to add a little more complexity based on Idea 1, give the glitter rolling tray a try. If you're a regular user of social media, you will be familiar with it. The materials it requires are roughly the same as those used in Idea 1, but it needs more. 

Materials and Tools you need:

  • Cookie tray
  • Spray paint
  • Glitter powder
  • Epoxy resin or other glue
  • Gloves
  • Brush
  • Measuring cups
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Stickers, photos, leaves, flowers, or any patterns you like

Steps: 

  1. Use color spray paint to create the base color you want in the cookie tray.
  2. Use a brush to apply epoxy or other glue to your tray to hold the glitter powder.
  3. Pour the glitter powder on the epoxy resin and let it fully adhere to the tray. This process may cause a mess, so using another tray or something to catch the falling glitter powder is recommended.
  4. After waiting until the glitter coating hardens, add stickers or photos as decoration on the tray.
  5. Apply a layer of clear epoxy to seal your design.
  6. Moreover, if you are not satisfied with a simple design, you can repeat this process. In short, give full play to your creativity! Just remember to seal your last part of design with clear epoxy resin and let the last layer harden entirely for 24 to 48 hours.

Idea 3. Resin Rolling Tray

Resin Rolling Tray

If you don’t like monotonous metal cookie trays and want to make good use of your innovation, try creating an entire rolling tray with resin. This method can be a little more costly since you’ll need to invest in a rolling mold, but the results look amazing, and you can show your friends the custom rolling tray made by yourself! There are silicone rolling molds of various shapes and sizes in the market. Choose the one you like and start.

Materials and Tools you need:

  • Rolling tray mold 
  • Resin and resin hardener
  • Resin pigment ink
  • Gloves
  • Cups
  • Brush
  • Heat gun
  • Gold leaf, glitter, mica powder for shimmer or other ornaments you like
  • Photos, stickers, leaves or flowers 

Steps:

  1. Prepare the resin and hardener in the cup, and prepare the resin pigment ink of different colors you want to use and mix it with the resin.
  2. Prepare any creative elements you want to add to your mold. For example, brush some mica powder in the mold along the edges of the protrusions, or you can add some glitter into your resin. 
  3. Pour your colored resin into the mold in any form you like, ensuring that all corners have been filled. Wait for 24 to 48 hours for the resin to dry, but you can use a heat gun to speed up the process. At the same time, a heat gun can diffuse your colored resin to add a dreamy style to the design.
  4. After the resin hardens, take the tray out of the mold and add any other elements you like, like photos, stickers, sequins, petals, leaves, etc. Remember to seal the last layer of elements with clear epoxy resin at the end and let it dry completely.

Bottom Line

Are you ready to make a custom rolling tray? If you are a newbie to DIY rolling tray, you can refer to the ideas we gave. But you can go further. Give full play to your imagination and decorate your rolling tray with all kinds of things in life. You can add photos of your favorite star or incorporate character stickers from your favorite TV series. It's all up to you. However, if you are not skilled enough, or you don't want to go to so much trouble, here are some cool and durable ready-made Rolling Trays for you.
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