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DIY Chalkboard Serving Tray (Makes a Great Gift!)

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Chalkboard paint has been slapped on many a wall, but have you considered painting a serving tray with it?
Personalize your event with a saying ("Happy Birthday" or "I love you") or even with labels for your appies or drinks.
This tray is easy to make, and is a fantastic gift. Consider this for the upcoming holiday season!
Scribble down a saying or holiday greeting to personalize your event.
I started with an unfinished tray (source in the blog post - link below).
I painted three coats of chalkboard paint onto its surface. There is a way to do this - head to the post for more detailed instructions.
The outside of the tray was painted with acrylic paint. The two coats resembled more of a stain than a solid paint. (Which was FAR less work than actually staining it)
The addition of a sweet buck's head stencil was PERFECT for this piece.
And after treating the chalkboard surface (head to the blog for the details on that) - the tray was ready! I could label my appetizers...
Or simply add a note for my guests.
This simple tray would be perfect as a hostess gift, or for the social butterfly in your group. Pair it with a bottle of wine or plain white serving dishes. It's sure to be a hit.

To see more: http://www.suburble.com/2013/12/diy-chalkboard-tray.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Oct 22, 2014

    Love love love! <3 The buck's head is such a great touch. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Tara @ Suburble
      Tara @ Suburble Canada
      on Oct 22, 2014

      @Hannah V Thank you! I love it, too - I ended up gifting this one to my sister (who loves to entertain), but I think I'm going to make another for myself this year.

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Oct 22, 2014

    This is so cute, Tara!

    • Miriam I
      Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
      on Oct 22, 2014

      @Tara @ Suburble I think you can match your colors to what your serving :) that's the beauty of the chalkboard paint, isn't it? So fun to mix and match with what you're serving up!

  • Sue
    Sue
    on Oct 28, 2014

    Love this!! Want to make one for myself and several for gifts. Hope I can find a tray like yours.

    • Sue
      Sue
      on Oct 29, 2014

      @Tara @ Suburble Thanks Tara I found it on Amazon!!

  • John stark
    John stark Reseda, CA
    on Oct 28, 2014

    I have a tray just like that in garage -- now you just give me life for it tks

  • Liliana Wells
    Liliana Wells Jackson, GA
    on Oct 28, 2014

    Great idea for a hostess gift. Thanks

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