Sunday, October 16, 2011

31 Days of Handmade Gifts: Day 16 {Serving Tray}

Welcome to Day 16! You can find the other 31 Days posts here.

Well Day 16 is almost over...oops.  It was a busy day! (That's why I need to write these in advance!)  Also, I had every intention of actually making today's gift idea, but I have been busy doing other things (like school, wasting spending time on Pinterest and researching baby products).  So that will be another post, eventually! 

But, I have loved all of the DIY trays out there.  Especially the ones in bright colors.  They can bring a pop of color into a room in one easy step.  Here are some of my favorites.

Source: Martha Stewart

Source: Better Homes & Gardens

The two trays above were made using cookies sheets.  Clever!! The first one has fabric adhered with spray adhesive and the second uses decorative paper.  I like that the second one can be a decorative serving tray or a magnetic memo board.

Source: Life Gets Crafty
The tray above is a wood tray painted with a stencil.  I love that you can personalize this type of tray with any color of paint.  A large monogram and wedding would also look great for a newlywed!  I have also seen trays with wine corks or painted bottle caps in the bottom.

You can find a tray like this at a thrift store or yard sale, but craft stores also sell plain wood ones.  I've seen them at Michael's & Hobby Lobby. 

See you tomorrow for Day 17! (Wow, October is flying by!)


  1. I love using trays for serving dessert or fun drinks. These are so cute! Love your 31 day series idea!


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