For casual entertaining, I really like the wooden or more industrial trays for a rustic chic look.
So…I found several diy trays that are easy to make and will be worthy for serving any of your guests.
To start with, here is a real easy pedestal tray that I made for serving snacks:
A tree burl was used for the base of this one but I have also made them with sections of birch or pine logs as the base. Click on the photo for all of the details.
This next serving tray was made from a piece of wood that was given a weathering technique:
I love how the weathered look turned out! Check out the tutorial by The Woodgrain Cottage.
Pallet projects are very popular so it is no surprise that there is a diy pallet tray project out there:
Our Pinteresting Family shows how to put together some fun rustic serving trays using pallets, belts and a couple different stains.
Sometimes a variety of materials can make up the cutest tray:
This rustic chic tray by Homeroad is made up of old fence pieces, a sheet of galvanized steel, and a cabinet handle.
Funky Junk Interiors has a cool rustic tray as well using nothing but boards and branches:
I love the added wooden coasters as well!
Do you like to use trays in entertaining? Would you use a rustic style tray?