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We are back with a fourth DIY gift week video! Today we are going to make a super zen and super incredible bathtub tray. This is the kind of thing that you don’t realize you need until you have one, and trust us… it’ll definitely change your life. This is a pretty great gift idea, because people may not think to buy one of these for themselves! On top of all that, these guys run for way too much money online (in our opinion), and so we decided to just make one ourselves! Let’s get started.


We started with gathering one  1” x 3” x 8’ piece and one 1” x 2” x 8’ piece. Start by taking your 1” x  3” x 8’ and marking off the measurement of the width of your tub (from the outside edges of your porcelain). If you’re giving this as a gift and can’t quite get to your gift-receiver's tub to measure it, just go with a standard size of tub and add a few inches for safety. It’s ok for the tray to hang over the side of the tub, because we don’t want it falling in! We went ahead and cut our 1” x 3” x 8’ piece into three 30” pieces with a hand saw. Next, we measured out two 9” pieces on our 1” x 2” x 8’ piece and cut those with a hand saw as well. We then gave our wood a light sand.


Go ahead and lay out your three larger plants horizontally, and place your two smaller pieces on top vertically across the wood. We recommend placing these two pieces five to seven inches in from the edge to make sure they don’t get in the way of the lip of your tub. Once all of your planks are evenly spaced out, go ahead and screw your vertical pieces into place. We recommend using stainless steel screws for this project because, again, they are less likely to rust or tarnish if they are around or in water. Once screwed into place, we gave the planks a nice clear coat of finish to protect even further from any possible water damage. And that’s it! Style it on your tub with a candle, glass of wine, and a good book!

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Click here to watch the other episodes in our gift week series on YouTube, and check out the video below! If you decide to make this DIY, send us a photo and use the hashtag #SorryGirlsSquad!

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