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!
DIY Serving Tray
Whitewood Board – cut down to desired size
Cabinet Pull x2
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.
Measure and cut your wood using the circular saw. I didn’t use any specific size; just eyeballed the size I wanted and cut. When we were about to cut the wood for the tray, Eric held up his arms and asked how big I wanted it. I thought it was too big since it was as wide as his shoulders instead of mine. In hindsight, I think I should have made this tray a little larger. I just didn’t want it to be too big so it wouldn’t get too heavy.
Use the router to finish the edges of the wood. I’d never used a router before but this was fun and easy! It made a huge difference – the tray has a professional/finished look to it.
If you aren’t using a finished wood, you’ll need to sand the wood at this point. I also recommend pre-drilling the holes for the handles.
Apply stain and allow time to dry.
After the tray dried, I traced the word Cheers! with a cutout from my silhouette. I then used the wood burner to burn it on.
Apply wood finish and let dry.
Attach the cabinet pulls as handles.
Lastly, pop open a bottle of bubbly and enjoy your newly assembled DIY serving tray!
I love having this adorable custom DIY serving tray! On its inaugural use, I used it to serve Mionetto Prosecco! I love a bit a bubbly and this sparkling wine is so good! It’s not just for special occasions either; I love to serve it on our back patio with a few friends enjoying the sunshine. Mionetto Prosecco is great for spring/summertime entertaining and is perfect to make delicious cocktails.
How would you drink Mionetto Prosecco? Do you mix yours with a little OJ for a Saturday morning mimosa? Or just the bubbles for a Tuesday evening at home?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mionetto Prosecco. Content for ages 21+.