DIY Trays In A Rustic Chic Style

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If there is one thing that I could use a lot more of, it would be some decorative serving trays for entertaining.  Both the kind for carrying and displaying come in real handy during a gathering and the nicer looking they are the better.  It’s kind of like gift wrapping on a present!

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:

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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:

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DIY weathered wood tray by The Woodgrain Cottage

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:

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Pallet trays by Our Pinteresting Family

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:

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Galvanized tray by Homeroad

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:

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Board and branches tray by Funky Junk Interiors

I love the added wooden coasters as well!

Do you like to use trays in entertaining?  Would you use a rustic style tray?

Happy Crafting!

I'm addicted to crafting and decorating my downtown city loft and up north rustic cabin.

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