|Chalkboard Serving Tray DIY from Shanty2Chic|
Halloween is over... Let the real parties begin!
I was poking around for some Serving Tray Tutorials today (there are way more than I ever expected) and found these beauties.
|DIY Tiered Tray from The Girl Creative|
For detailed instructions click the captions to visit the creative folks behind these tutorials. Some of the DIYs are easier than others. I tried to cover a mix of skill levels.
|Make A Wine Barrel Inspired Tray from Lil BlueBoo|
The wine barrel inspired tray uses a silhouette to cut lettered stencils. If you don't have a die-cut machine you could just use a regular stencil, paint your text free hand or try one of the 12 easy image transfer techniques shared by The Graphics Fairy. She also has lots of free printable images on the site as well.
On the easier side, I love the idea of jazzing up existing cutting boards with leather strips. You could even play with text and images on these too for more pizzaz.
|Cuttingboard Hacks from PoppyTalk|
And here is a super easy DIY that you may have seen around Pinterest and Facebook last December. Simply melt mints in the oven, let cool and you have a hard sweet serving dish that you can leave behind after delivering your best baked goods. I linked to Dukes & Duchesses "recipe" as she made the excellent suggestion of baking in a rimmed baking dish to keep the edges from flowing away and give your candy plate a more consistent thickness.
Do you have a favorite serving tray / platter? Maybe your grandmother only pulled it out on holidays or was painted by your preschooler? Please share. I'd love to hear your stories or suggestions