15+ Lovely Serving Trays To Make: {Crafty DIY}

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Here’s a great mix of serving trays to make featuring different techniques and ideas. Some use ready-made trays, others use repurposed items (like picture frames and cupboard doors). With a little paint and creativity, you can make a lovely and functional item for your home quite easily. Enjoy!

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

Punched Cork: Cork cutouts are protective, practical, and pretty. The material absorbs condensation from wet glasses, preventing glassware from sliding.

Bottle Caps: How lovely! Spray paint bottle caps in a variety of colors and seal in place with acryclic water.

sweetsomethingdesign.blogspot.com

sweetsomethingdesign.blogspot.com

ashleyannphotography.com

ashleyannphotography.com

Picture Frame: Fix drawer handle pulls to a double sided glass picture frame tray, insert favorite mementos between the glass.

Memento Lined: This one’s made with an old wood tray covered with glass and lined with a vintage poster and other fun bits.

back2vintage.blogspot.com

back2vintage.blogspot.com

designspongeonline.com

designspongeonline.com

Birdie: Made with a woodburning tool and a hot iron transfer pattern.

Cupboard Door Tray: Made by painting an old cupboard door and attaching drawer pulls for handles.

craftynest.com

craftynest.com

joann.com

joann.com

Shadow Box: Made with a shadow box, purse handles, faux leather, scrapbook paper and chipboard alphabets.

Tufted: Fabric padded & tufted wood tray project.

aplaceforusblog.com

aplaceforusblog.com

funtocraft.blogspot.com

funtocraft.blogspot.com

Damask: Old wooden tray spray painted black and covered with a damask print wrapping paper and sealed with a matte finish.

DIY Chalkboard Tray: Cover an old tray with chalkboard paint and you can serve guest with a personalized welcome message each time they visit.

theredchairblog.blogspot.com

theredchairblog.blogspot.com

yankeemagazine.com

yankeemagazine.com

Autumn: This fall-foliage-theme tray is perfect for serving coffee, cider, or breakfast in bed.

Mosaic: For a simple, colorful accent to your kitchen, try creating a mosaic tray.

hgtv.com

hgtv.com

alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com

alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com

Modge Podge & Paper: Spray paint a beat up old tray and apply a design with scrapbook paper, seal and coat with Modge Podge.

Decorative Striped: A standard baker’s tray becomes a vibrant decorative piece with this easy how-to.

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

youngancrafty.blogspot.com

youngancrafty.blogspot.com

Wooden: A simple project using scrap wood, stain, paint and jute or twine for the handles.

Mini Mosaic Tray: Made with a shallow display box or tray, mosaic tiles, grout and tacky glue.

designspongeonline.com

designspongeonline.com

sandandsisal.com

sandandsisal.com

Sea Glass Mosaic: An old tray is sanded, painted white then covered with a layer of sea glass pieces and grout.

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Published: January 11, 2011
Updated: October 31, 2012

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