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DIY Christmas Serving Trays


Whether it’s milk & cookies for Santa or hot cocoa with marshmallows while you snuggle in bed … Ken and I have the perfect platters to serve all your Christmas treats. I created a Wood Slice Chalkboard Serving Tray and Ken took care of the Tiled Serving Tray. If you would like to tackle Ken’s DIY, then head on over to Home & Family for all the instructions. For my Wood Slice Chalkboard Serving Tray, here is how you get started!

You Will Need:

  • Wood slice
  • Handle pulls
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Mini paint roller
  • Chalk
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Black Marker


1. Tape the area you will be painting with chalkboard paint.
2. Paint half of wood slice with chalkboard paint. Allow to dry for 2 hours.
3. Once you peel the tape off, use a black marker to create more natural line.
4. Draw a pattern resembling lace with your marker, where the chalkboard paint ends. This step is completely OPTIONAL. If you don’t feel comfortable free handing you could definitely use a stencil or keep it simple and leave this step out altogether.
5. Place handle pulls on both sides of your wood slice. Mark where the handles are parallel.
6. Drill two holes on each side of the wood slice and attach handle pulls with a screwdriver.
7. Write a Christmas greeting on the board, serve your favorite treats on the other side for your guests, and enjoy!

Do you have a fun Christmas DIY? Share with us your questions and comments below! Remember we want to see your DIY’s so follow us on Instagram and Twitter @paigehemmis & hashtag #DIYplay

If you missed the episode check it out by heading over to Home & Family!



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