Reclaim a forgotten frame as a tray for baubles and bottles. Gather pretty printed fabric, cardboard, scissors, masking tape, four inexpensive half-inch beads to match your frame, and a hot glue gun. Remove the glass from the frame; trace glass onto cardboard; cut to fit. Snip out a slightly larger piece of fabric. Cover cardboard with cloth, taping excess tautly to the back. Reassemble the frame (if needed, gently pry or cut off the attached easel back). To create feet, glue the beads to the bottom.
This is more of a craft, rather than a tip. However, I feel that it fits both categories. So, show me what you've got. I'd love to see your version of this great idea.
**Source: Goodhousekeeping Mar. 2010