The holidays are quickly approaching and preparations are in full swing. Itineraries are being planned for holiday travel, decorations are making their appearance, and menus are being created.
In today’s post, I’m sharing with you a DIY tutorial that transforms a plain serving tray into a statement piece for your home. This is just in time for the holidays. It can function as a serving tray for a party to place items, to welcome guests in their bedroom upon arrival, or to simply display in your home. I love a great way to add decor to a home while also making it functional for many uses. Using neutral colored and gold foil labels from Onlinelabels.com, you’ll have a gorgeous serving tray in less than 30 minutes. It’s that easy!
Step 1 – Download and print the free neutral colored printables for your serving tray using the Octagon Labels. The tray pictured measures 12″ x 18″ and only required one sheet of each color. There were even a few octagons left over.
Free Printable PDF:
Step 2- Place your tray on a flat surface.
Step 3- Place your first octagon label in the upper left corner of the tray. Line the edges of the label evenly with the edges of the tray.
Step 4- Continue placing the labels in your desired pattern evenly to ensure a straight line.
Step 5 – Once you reach the last row, you may need to cut your octagon labels in order to fit. I cut mine in half before applying them to the tray. They were the perfect fit!
Step 6 – Once you have placed all your labels on the serving tray, firmly press down all edges to secure the labels.
Step 7 – Using the foam brush, apply one coat of the modge podge to cover the surface and all the labels. Don’t worry! It goes on white but dries clear. This will create a protective coat over the labels and make the serving tray usable.
Step 8 – Allow your tray to dry for at least 2 hours before using.
You’re new geometric serving tray is now ready to use!
I love this quick and simple DIY to create your own unique serving tray for the holidays! It’s also something wonderful to give to a host or as a gift this holiday season. Want different colors for your labels? Use the Maestro Label Designer to create your own custom colors!