Wood slab serving tray

Thanksgiving Wood Slab Serving Tray

Keep reading to find out how to make this Thanksgiving wood slab serving tray.

Wood slab serving trayWant to hear a completely unrelated Thanksgiving story that has to do with this wood slab serving tray? K, cool, I’m not giving you a choice anyways. Flash back to when Rose and I were wee ones at Skidmore college, I believe it was our senior year (Rose can fact check this for us). We made it a habit to go to A.C. Moore and just look around without having any specific crafts in mind… and yes we ended up buying random bits and pieces that we still haven’t used.

Wood slab serving tray

On one of such trips we saw these wood slabs and thought we must have these in our lives. ‘Cause this is how our brains work at the craft store: There isn’t time for rational thoughts. Well once we came home with the wood slabs and let them sit around for a couple of weeks, we finally came up with a fun way to decorate them – use some painter’s tape and just paint in random squares. Let’s just say there is a reason that craft never made it to our blog. They weren’t the prettiest… and truthfully i’ve been a little scared to pick up a wood slab again.

Thanksgiving wood slab serving tray

I think, I hope, this diy Thanksgiving wood slab serving tray has redeemed our original wood slab fiasco. You can head on over to Homedit to find the full instructions on how to make these wood slab serving trays.

Thanksgiving wood slab serving tray

Let us know in the comments if you ever had a craft go horribly, horribly wrong.  We’d like to know we aren’t the only ones who’ve graced the #pinterestfail list.

Learn how to make these Thanksgiving wood slab serving trays here on Homedit or pin it below for later.

Thanksgiving wood slab tray

Wooden Tray with Door knob handles | Popcorn & Chocolate

Wooden Tray With Drawer Knob Handles

This wooden tray uses drawer knobs as handles to add a cute, whimsical touch.

Wooden Tray with Door knob handles | Popcorn & Chocolate Ever since I saw these handles I knew I needed them. They are little dogs! Just too cute! But I didn’t want to put them on my dresser so I needed to come up with a DIY that would incorporate them somehow. Welcome this tray. And welcome me learning how to (properly) use power tools.

Wooden Tray with Door knob handles | Popcorn & ChocolateI was quite proud of my handiwork and that I didn’t take off any fingers whilst drilling holes into the wood. Although this project does sound daunting – it is by no means so. You can get all of your wood cut at Home Depot and can use wood glue to hold the tray together instead of hammering nails into it. Coming from someone who has barely used any tools before in their life I was able to make this whole tray so I think you can too! Check out the full tutorial over on Homedit. We show you step by step instructions on how to put together his lovely wooden tray with drawer knobs as handles.

Wooden Tray with Door knob handles | Popcorn & ChocolateThis project gives you an excuse to go look for fun drawer knobs, which means going to places like Homegoods or Anthropologie… sounds like my kind of project! Let us know if you end up making this tray! You can find the whole tutorial here on Homedit.

Wooden Tray with Door knob handles | Popcorn & Chocolate

P.S. If you like the coaster in the first photo you can find the DIY here

Wooden tray with drawer pull handles | Popcorn & Chocolate

Valentines Day Trays

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Valentine’s day is upon us my friends. I feel like this holiday is either dreaded or loved; I used to be someone who dreaded it but now I am slowly moving towards the latter category. With all sorts of Valentine’s goodies in stores and seeing fun blog posts and pictures of homemade treats on the internet, I’ve gotten excited for Valentines day this year. I guess I appreciate it more from a crafters standpoint nowadays, and have even given into the reds and pinks and heart shaped everything.

IMG_4879 We tend to be suckers for holiday goodies and end up falling into the trap of buying everything just because it is pretty and holiday related (exhibit a, and b, and c – okay I’ll stop now). Therefore, to justify our purchases we have decided to put together two Valentine’s day themed trays. We have done a breakfast in bed themed tray and also an evening dessert tray. These trays are quite versatile and are a cute way to say I love you. Even if you don’t have a date, you can share these goodies with a friend, a neighbor, or just enjoy it all yourself! IMG_9988 When you wake up in the morning on a holiday it is fun to be surprised with a present or homemade breakfast. On this tray we have put all the things that we would like to be surprised with in the morning, such as a cute hand made note, a delicious homemade breakfast, and some nice, warm tea. IMG_9992 IMG_0036 These little notes are simple to make – all you need is some paper, stamps and ink. We got most of these stamps at A.C. Moore last year for sale for super cheap. A homemade made card adds a cute little touch that shows your creative side. Plus, you can customize them to fit the person you will be giving it to. IMG_4905 IMG_0023 We also added a simple breakfast that you can make ahead and have ready to go in the morning with minimal work. We made Chocolate Covered Katie’s Customizable Breakfast Granola Cups. These were very easy to make and you can do so the night before and then just add in Greek yogurt or whatever filling you wish (peanut butter anyone?) We added some fresh fruit to the cups to make it a well rounded breakfast treat. IMG_0033IMG_4946 Lastly, we added two cups of warming tea to the tray. You, of course, could have coffee or even some mimosas if you’re feeling indulgent! We love these new mugs we got at Target. Target does it again!IMG_0087 Our second tray is more of an afternoon/night time treat tray. This one features rosé wine, some popcorn and some chocolate covered fruit delights. Some other ideas to put on it could be a movie to watch, a game to play together, or a candle to light. IMG_4960 IMG_0109 For the chocolate covered fruit, we bought this mold at A.C Moore for $2 and melted some chocolate chips in the microwave. We then cut out whatever fruit we had on hand – cherries, raspberries, and strawberries, blackberries – into little hearts. We piped a layer of chocolate into the molds and placed the heart shaped fruit on top. Then we stuck it in the freezer for about 30 minutes or an hour to harden. This treat is truly delicious, and it adds a nice indulgent counterpart to some salty popcorn. You all know we need some chocolate to go with our popcorn! IMG_0105IMG_0110 No nighttime treat would be complete without a glass of wine or a cocktail to pair with it. We went for some rosé as it is pink and fitting for Valentine’s day, but feel free to add in any cocktail or type of wine you prefer. There have been a lot fun cocktail recipes I’ve seen lately that would make a great edition to this tray. IMG_4992 We scattered the table with some heart confetti and some red arrows that Rose cut out to add to the festiveness of it all. The hearts were made with a little heart punch from A.C. Moore and some colored card stock. IMG_0092 We hope you enjoyed our two Valentine’s day themed trays. It was a lot of fun to put together and to make two different types of trays as well. Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s day!