DIY Tile Tray for Movie Night
Nov 092015
 

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In our house, we absolutely love movie night! There’s something special about gathering everyone around the TV with some good snacks & drinks and enjoying a good movie at home. My girls really loved the Inside Out movie at the theater so when we found out that the Inside Out DVD was recently released at Target, we knew that a movie night would be in order. My girls get quite excited when movie night rolls around- they love cuddling on the sofa with us and partaking in this regular family tradition. For this movie night, I also made a super simple DIY Tile Tray to help me carry all our snacks and drinks from the kitchen to the playroom (that’s where we watch movies!) Oh, and while I was at Target to pick up the DVD, I also grabbed so many other movie night essentials!

First, here’s a sneak peek at the Tile Tray I made that holds all our snacks & drinks for movie night!

DIY Tile Tray

DIY Tile Tray for Movie Night

DIY Tile Tray for Movie Night

Supplies:
1 ceramic or marble tile (mine was 6″x12″)
2 cabinet handles
heavy-duty construction adhesive or extra-strength glue
4 protective furniture pads

Supplies for DIY Tile Tray

Supplies for DIY Tile Tray

Directions:
1. First, apply one of the protective furniture pads to each of the corners on the underside of the tile.

DIY Tile Tray Assembly

DIY Tile Tray Assembly


2. Using construction adhesive or extra-strength glue, adhere one of the cabinet handles to each side of the top of the tile. Let it fully dry for a few hours.
DIY Tile Tray Assembly

DIY Tile Tray Assembly


3. And that’s it! How easy was that?! I like how the protective furniture pads help to prevent the tile from scratching any table, counter or sofa that the tray rests on.
DIY Tile Tray Assembly

DIY Tile Tray Assembly


Next, I gathered all the snacks I picked up from Target for my movie night. In addition to the Inside Out DVD, I got so many delicious snack options at Target. We love these Archer Farms Parmesan Garlic Potato Chips. They’re so crunchy and flavorful- and perfect for a movie night snack. I also grabbed some Simply Balanced Unsweetened Sparkling Water in Tropical Cherry. They come in 8 slim cans and actually have zero calories- I love that they’re naturally flavored! They’re a perfect thirst-quencher to go with the chips. And for my girls, I got the Simply Balanced Organic Fruit Pouches. They love the Apple Berry flavor and I love that it’s organic & a great price!
Movie Night Snacks and Drinks from Target

Movie Night Snacks and Drinks from Target


A funny thing about my girls is that they LOVE wearing matching tops. It might be because they’re friends with some twins who always wear matching outfits! So while I was at Target, I stopped by the Kid’s Apparel section and found these adorable Circo shirts. I picked up one in 2T and one in 5T – I knew my girls would squeal with delight if they had matching shirts for our Inside Out movie night! While walking through the store, I also found a great deal on a gorgeous, cozy decorative pillow from Threshold. It has a very modern, geometric design and looks a lot more expensive than it actually was! I love shopping at Target, because I can find everything from snacks & drinks to home decor & clothing in one place at great prices!
Kid's Apparel & Home Decor from Target

Kid’s Apparel & Home Decor from Target


So I loaded up all my snacks on my DIY Tile Tray. The tray is big enough to hold all our snacks & drinks, but if you’re looking for a bigger tray, you can just start out with a 12″x24″ tile.
Move Night Tray Loaded with Snacks & Drinks

Move Night Tray Loaded with Snacks & Drinks


I set up all my tray on the sofa and told my girls that movie night was about to begin!
Move Night Tray Loaded with Snacks & Drinks

Move Night Tray Loaded with Snacks & Drinks


They hurried into the room, wearing their matching shirts (they loved the shirts) and began browsing the insert that came with the Inside Out DVD.
My Girls Excited for Movie Night: Inside Out DVD

My Girls Excited for Movie Night: Inside Out DVD


We all had a fabulous movie night experience and the girls absolutely loved watching Inside Out at home. They love how Riley’s emotions are personified as characters that live inside her head. I love how the movie is a powerful reflection on the power of emotion, but it’s presented in a format that makes it fun for the kids! My girls have already requested a pair of matching Inside Out shirts, so it looks like I’ll be heading back to Target this week to look for those!

Keep up with latest news & information from Target by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! And be sure to pick up your Inside Out DVD from Target, because the Inside Out DVDs and Blu-Rays from Target have an extra 20 minutes of exclusive bonus material & deleted scenes! We found ours featured in a display case in a center aisle of the store!

Finding the Inside Out DVD at Target

Finding the Inside Out DVD at Target

Now, learn more about Inside Out here, and tell me: Have you watched it yet? What is your favorite part of the movie?







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30 Responses to “DIY Tile Tray for Movie Night”

  1. I’m in love with that tray! It’s perfect for holding snacks for an Inside Out Movie night. Your girls are adorable!

  2. What a fantastic idea. This is so creative and so easy to make. Thanks for the idea! Love it.

  3. What an easy and fun idea. My kids are still small, so spills are almost guaranteed. This would make for much less mess!

  4. What a fun idea. I love that it can hold things upright on the couch. Cute!

  5. Oh gosh – I would have paid a ton for that tray! I can’t wait to make one of my own now!

  6. I love how the tray turned out. I LOVE a good DIY craft. Inside Out was such a cute movie <3

    • EngineerMommy

      The whole family really enjoyed the movie and I’m so happy we have it on DVD so we can watch it again soon. The kids can’t wait to watch it again! :)

  7. I would have never thought of this! What a totally creative idea!

  8. WOW So very creative! Love how easy it looks like.

  9. Cool little tray you made there! Looks like you had some yummy treats too :)

  10. How creative! I never thought about this when I had a couple of leftover tiles laying around!

  11. This is awesome! I love this idea and the movie is the best!

  12. We haven’t seen Inside Out yet, but it is most definitely on our to-watch list. I’m loving this easy tile tray, too…I can see doing this with all sorts of different tile designs! Thanks for sharing! #client

    • EngineerMommy

      Yes it’s a versatile craft idea that you can personalize in so many different ways! Thanks for stopping by, David!

  13. That’s actually pretty quick and easy…and effective!!! We have one of those fold up mini tables that we use…it does the trick!

  14. I received a copy of Inside out on Blu-Ray just recently. First time seeing the movie and we loved it. So adorable! My daughter just loves the short films that are only available on the Blu-Ray copy too!

  15. I love the DIY tray! That’s pretty clever! I will have to check out more of Simply Balanced’s products. We’ve had their fruit leather and it was to die for.

  16. This is absolutely brilliant! I need to get my husband to make some of these. These trays would be so helpful.

  17. The DIY tray is a really good idea. I think they would be cute in different colors for movie night and family game night.

  18. such a great DIY seems very simple to do, Inside out is one of our new favorites!

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