DIY Chalkboard Serving Tray Tutorial and YouTube Video

How fun is our chalkboard serving tray guys!?  These are great for entertaining, centerpieces and they also make great gifts!  Check out our video on how to make your own here!

Chalkboard and Wood Serving Tray


We purchased a 2×12 framing board from Home Depot.  It was about $13 and we are able to make 3 trays!  We used a 10″ sliding compound miter saw to cut these.  If you don’t have a saw, you can have your hardware store make these cuts for you!


We cut our board 24″ long.  You can make yours as long as you want!

First step… Stain your board!  We used Provincial by Varathane for ours.

Varathane Wood Stain Provincial

Because we are staining such a small piece, we just used wiping cloths to apply our stain and wipe off the excess.

wipe stain

After your stain dries, tape off the edges and sides using painter’s tape.

tape off board


Now for chalkboard spray paint… We love this stuff!

Just give the exposed wood a coat of it.

Rustoleum_Chalkboard_Spray_PaintNow for the hardware!

You can have so much fun with this part!  We used simple rustic pulls, but you can change yours up to fit your taste or give it a different look!

attach hardware

We are lovin’ it!!  You can easily make these for around $15 a piece which makes them perfect as gifts!

Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to check out the video on YouTube!