Make Your Own Serving Tray

2 Materials
30 Minutes
We have spent so much time on our back patio this year! We love hosting weekly dinners at our house, and recently I realized I was making multiple trips in and out of the house when setting the table. I could only carry 2 or 3 cups at a time; I needed a tray to carry all those drinks! I created a DIY serving tray with just a few materials and one afternoon of work!

You'll need:
Whitewood Board - cut down to desired size
Circular Saw
Drill and drill bits
Cabinet Pull x2
Wood Burner
Wood Stain (I don't plan on putting food directly on the tray*)
Tung Oil Finish
*I recommend doing your own research before finishing any project you will have food on.
To make a serving tray COMPLETELY from scratch, you'll start with a board and cut it to size. I didn't use any specific measurements, just held up my arms and cut it to approximately shoulder width. You'll then use a router to make the edges "fancy". This will give you a nice, professionally finished look!

To go the EASY ROUTE: simply buy a wood plaque to start with! This is great way to DIY even if you don't have a saw or router.
After you've got your wood ready (cut and stained how you desire) the next step is to customize! I used my Cricut machine to create a stencil. You could freehand a design, cut vinyl, or use a pre-made stencil.
After I traced the word "Cheers!" I used a woodburner to burn into the wood. Another cute idea would be to make this as a gift and put a last name or monogram on the tray. Perfect for a wedding shower gift idea!

You can totally skip this step if you just want the tray without customization!
The final step is to add your handles! Simply measure and drill holes then use the included hardware to add the drawer pulls to use as handles!
Lastly, pop open a bottle of bubbly and enjoy your newly assembled DIY serving tray!
Suggested materials:
  • Cabinet Pulls
  • Wood Board
Amber Oliver
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