I have a collection of DIY Tray Ideas to inspire your creativity. These 16 creative DIY wooden tray project ideas will show you new ways to use your serving trays. Wooden trays are not just for serving drinks and food.
Easy DIY Trays
Here’s a simple tray project- Add yardsticks to existing tray
Blue cabinet door serving stands using reclaimed bits and pieces.
Do you love a nice soak in the tub? If so, you will love this easy DIY Bathtub Tray. It’s really easy and you probably already have something you could use to make it.
You will love this easy tutorial for these handmade wooden trays with leather handles. Using leather belts found at a local thrift store would make this project very frugal.
A two-toned serving tray with bun feet you will fall in love with. The ticking design is easy to do with the directions included in this article.
Build Your Own Tray
What a fun way to use up those old yardsticks or rulers by making this yardstick tray.
An octagon navy blue tray with copper accents will glam up any space.
Make a fun DIY Wooden Serving Tray with Chalkboard sides out of scrap wood pieces. Remember, trays aren’t just for serving food. Trays can help keep you organized by holding mail, magazines, books and more!
How to make an easy hexagon tray with gold accents. This easy and inexpensive hexagon tray make look difficult to make, but the tutorial shows you step by step how to make one for your home. This diy wooden tray would be perfect on a dresser to hold toiletries, or personal accessories in a guest room.
You can add other products to a tray you have, or a DIY tray you’re making. This wooden tray is made up of scrap wood pieces and an assortment of sample tile pieces.
Repurposed Tray Ideas
If you don’t know how to make a wooden tray, you can use a wooden picture frame to make a pretty serving tray. Large wooden picture frames are easily found at thrift stores. Add reclaimed hardware as handles and you suddenly have an easy inexpensive wooden serving tray for your home or to give as a gift.
Repurposed Hymnal Holders made into a pretty wooden tray
To help you stay organized, you will want to make these stacking desk trays. Staying organized never looked so good!
Intrigued with the option of hanging your serving tray on the wall as art? Complete details on how to make this fleur-de-lis pattern on a cabinet door to make a tray. Pretty enough to use as art when not being used as a tray.
Farmhouse & Coastal DIY Trays
Trays are not just for serving drinks and food, they are great décor accessories that are useful on coffee tables, buffets, ottomans and more! This Farmhouse Style Tray is a great way to contain items indoors and out.
Here’s another version of a coastal wooden tray. The wood tones with the bright blue colors is just what you’ve been searching for to adorn your beach home. Perfect on the patio serving food or drinks, or place right inside the door so guests can quickly and easily find their daily essentials like sunglasses, keys, phone and more! So nautical!
A charming DIY Farmhouse Tray with wood art is perfect for a sun porch or a quick coffee break on the veranda.
Perfect for a backyard barbecue for your coastal friends, this Beachy Rope Handle Tray is an easy project to make as a gift! I love the beach theme and the rope handles add real rustic charm.
Rustic Tray Ideas
Here’s another great way to use up scrap wood pieces to make a pretty and unique quilt star pattern wood tray. When this tray isn’t in use, it makes a fun art piece to hang on the wall.
If you don’t have pallet wood, substitute weathered fencing as your lumber to make these easy rustic trays. So quick, even a beginner will have this tray completed in no time. Use reclaimed handles and hardware to make this a FREE project.
Using trays on coffee tables to hold remotes is such a great idea. We all seem to collect remotes in our living room. Corralling the remotes in a rustic tray made out of an old pallet is a great way to keep organized.
How do you use trays? Do you use serving trays in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or living room?
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Thank you for featuring my beach tray. There are some other beautiful ones featured as well.
Wonderful & creative ideas for DIY trays - it makes it hard to pick a favorite. But since I'm oddly obsessed with yardsticks, the yardstick tray would be my #1 favorite. So fun, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by to check out my diy wooden tray collection. It was fun to put together. One can never have enough trays, right?
Happy birthday, Gail. Congratulations on being only 61. My birthday is this weekend also and you are young enough to be my daughter. I love your posts and always get good ideas from you. Keep up the good work.
Happy Birthday to you as well! Mine is 3.3. Thank you for the birthday wishes and sweet comment.
Love the tray ideas, who doesn't need a tray. So many great ideas!
Who doesn't need 8-10 trays? hehehe
"LUV" --LUV your seletions--
wow it's been a loooooong day!
Lord knows I've made MY share of creative trays!
They're so fun, quick, and easy! And who can't use a tray?!
Luc your selections!
Love the copper and navy blue on the octagon tray you made. If you used the glass in the frame tray you could put photos' or paper for the season.
Thanks for including my tray in your post!
You're welcome Paula! I love your tray!
I love your ideas for trays! What a nice take on these. I especially love the wood tray with the leather handles but they all are very nice! I find myself on here a lot so I did subscribe! Now if I could just get my health back in shape! I so miss my woodworking!
I agree about the trays with the leather handles, so pretty!!!
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