Oh hey guys! Welcome to Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas series! To keep up with all of our Christmas projects, make sure to Follow us on Instagram!
I love how this next project turned out! This is a gift I made for my little sister this year. It took me under 30 minutes to build and makes a perfect gift or entertaining piece for the holidays! Here is how my DIY wood tray turned out…
The best part of this project… Price baby! The cost of wood was under $4 and the handles I chose were under $4 for the pair. $8 total… Love it even more.
Let’s get started!
1 – 1 x 4 x 8 furring strip
1 – 1 x 3 x 8 furring strip
2 cabinet pulls
Gorilla Wood Glue
Start by making your cuts!
Next, I lined up all my 1×4 boards like this…
I added a line of Gorilla Wood Glue to each side before I attached my top boards.
I used my very favorite tool on this next part! I attached the top pieces with 1 1/4″ brad nails using my Ryobi AirStrike Nail Gun. This thing is the BOMB. It uses the same battery as my drill and requires no air compressor or cords… Too legit peeps. I would totally wink at Santa as you add this to your Christmas list gals…. 😉
So, at this point your tray will look like this.
I decided to give my tray a distressed finish. This is a super easy 2-step process that starts with wood stain. I stained the tray with Rust-Oleum Wood Stain in Carrington. After it dried it looked like this…
After that was totally dry, I spray painted the entire thing with Rust-Oleum Heirloom White Spray Paint.
Now for the fun part… Once the spray paint was totally dry, I used my Ryobi Corner Cat sander to sand through the white paint to reveal the stained wood under it.
The finished product will look a bit like this…
So cute! So easy!
My final step was adding my cute little handles. I found mine at Hobby Lobby!
Here it is all finished up on my table before I give it to her…
These are so fun! They make great gifts and would also work great for serving your guests this Christmas.
And again… $8. Enough said. 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by!! I would love for you to share this tray and PIN it with your friends below!
Also, be sure to check out all of the other great 12 Days posts from our friends!
Have a great day and we will see you tomorrow!
In case you missed our previous 12 Days of Christmas posts, catch-up below!
Day 1 – DIY Blanket Ladder
Day 2 – DIY Bow Picture Frame
Day 3 – DIY Stocking Holders
Day 4 – Picture Frame Ornament