One thing that never gets talked about that much (at least in my opinion) is Thanksgiving Day home décor. It could be that most people are too concerned about what food they will be serving, compared to the décor on their table. I feel like during October were all busy making Halloween crafts, then we crafters just pass go and start making Christmas crafts!
Now don't get me wrong, Christmas crafts are where it's at, but we still have time to show Thanksgiving Day some love. Right?
So today I will be showing you guys how you can turn a set of plain wooden trays into some fun Thanksgiving Day trays!
Now the set of trays that I'm using for this project starts with a size that is 4.25'' x 7.5'' (the smallest tray) and goes to 6.75'' x 10.25'' (the biggest tray). This particular set of trays (I feel) is more designed for displaying small lightweight items. For example, displaying wrapped candy, a small bowl of nuts or maybe some of your fall décor (like mini pumpkins). I would not recommend using this particular set of trays to carry drinks or any type of Thanksgiving Day food.
However, if that’s the look and function you're seeking, then I would check out this larger set trays when doing this project.
Along those same lines, I did not use any other protective coating when making these trays beside Mod Podge. This is because I had planned to use these trays for more decorative purposes and knew they wouldn't be getting much wear and tear. However, if you know that you're really going to use your trays, then I would recommend covering the inside bottom portion of your tray with either a layer of resin or Dimensional Magic.
To find out how to make your own set of Thanksgiving Day Trays, just check out the full tutorial below!