Serve It Up in Style: 7 Chic Tray DIY Ideas

published Aug 31, 2017
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Labor Day is the perfect holiday for cooking out and chilling out. Half the fun of cooking and hosting is in the presentation, so today I’m serving up the best of the best DIY serving boards so you can deliver in style!

Let’s start a little crazy and mix materials. Molly breaks down how to attach wood to a marble tile for a 5 step DIY that looks crazy luxurious (see above).

I honestly think the main reason any of us have multiple servings trays is for cheese. Next time you’re hosting, have a few of these colorful charcuterie boards spread around in different locations for guests, or take it one step further and coordinate your boards to the cheeses. Basically, you’ll be looking for reasons to keep making these boards. Use wax or parchment paper to make the plaster display food safe.

From concrete planters to modern tabletops, concrete continues to show off how versatile it really is. Combined with stainless steel handles? Minimalist perfection.

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Does anyone else have a problem with impulsively buying fabric samples because the print is so unique you can’t walk away? Short of having a gallery wall of only framed fabric, this lined tray made by Alice & Lois for can showcase a favorite piece in a functional way. Just grab a tray you already have and classic Mod Podge.

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Start a new breakfest-in-bed tradition as the weather dips and you bed looks more and more inviting. Agata’s DIY and 3 wood pieces later, and you have the ideal Saturday morning. Just add coffee.

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If you’ve enjoyed the roundup, but are thinking there is no way you have the space for another tray, how about a collapsible option? Mette’s leather and wood tray is your cozy solution.

Fran’s acrylic serving board delivers cupcakes as well as a punch of color. Acrylic is a great material for easy clean up and rigid enough to carry treats. It also takes spray paint extremely well, so color options are unlimited! Just be sure to spray and seal the underside to keep it food safe.

Got any fun plans for the long weekend ahead?