Make an easy wood DIY serving tray with attached handles. Great for parties. No saw needed.
This DIY Serving Tray is multi purpose and is perfect for hosting parties! One side is perfect for football parties and of course Super Bowl. Flip it over and the chalkboard side will work for all your other parties. Use the chalkboard side to label food items or write something to your guests. The handles makes it easy to carry and serve several food items.
If you are looking for another item that is great for hosting or bringing to parties then check out this DIY Wood Casserole Tray. What I love about this serving tray is that the wood is already precut at 36 x 16 inches, so no saw is needed. I used a very similar panel to make my Chalkboard Workout Calendar.
TOOLS FOR DIY SERVING TRAY
SUPPLIES FOR DIY SERVING TRAY
- 1 – Paint Grade Edge – glued Panel 36 x 16 x 21/32 (Lowes)
- Stain – Minwax stain in Dark Walnut and Rust-oleum stain in Weathered Gray
- Old t-shirts or brush to apply stain
- Frog tape
- Chalkboard paint
- Paint brush
- Paint – white chalk paint, football field in paradise green
- NFL colors from Glidden Team Colors (optional)
- Stencil (optional) made from Silhouette Cameo
- Polyurethane sealer – I used Rust-oleum Triple Thick
Here is how the panel starts out.
STEPS TO COMPLETE DIY SERVING TRAY
Step 1) I started out by sanding the panel board to create a smooth surface. Then I applied stain to the borders and sides of the both sides of the panel. I layered Minwax stain in Dark Walnut followed by Rust-oleum stain in Weathered Gray. I thought it was a little too gray for what I was looking for so I applied another layer of the Dark Walnut and I was happy with the results.
Step 2) Chalkboard side: I created a border around the panel using Frog Tape. Then I applied two coats of Chalkboard paint to one side of the board. A square works well to keep the border even around the perimeter. Wait about 24 hours then Season the Chalkboard. I left the Frog Tape on for this part to prevent any chalk from getting on the stained area.The chalkboard side is complete.
Step 3) Football side: I applied a one inch border around the wood panel using Frog Tape. Next I applied a couple coats of white chalk paint. I used my Silhouette Cameo to create a stencil of yardage lines and markers for the football field. I applied the stencils and then painted a few coats of Behr Paradise of Green paint over the stencils, this would allow the white to show through once the stencils were removed. Then I added “BRONCOS” to the end zones, and added the Broncos mascot to the middle of the board. I added a sealer to the football side to protect the paint from party fouls.
Step 4) Measure, drill and attach handles. Add food and now you are ready to PARTY!
Label your food, or write a message to guests. Here is a tip on How to Create Sharp Chalk Lines.
Now you have a unique and fun way to display your party food.