How to Make a Chalkboard Tray
Elegantly present labeled refreshments to guests with this easy project
This clever custom tray is a perfect way to present a tasting sampler—no more fussing around with labeled toothpicks. At a generous 18 by 24 inches, it's large enough to ferry fixin's for a crowd.
To make it, we covered one side of ¾-inch plywood with two coats of chalkboard paint, then added base-cap molding on top, around the perimeter, to ensure that dishes won't slide off. To finish the edges, we ironed on wood-veneer tape. A coat of stain (Minwax's Provincial) finished the molding and veneer, and sturdy iron door pulls serve as handles.
It was almost as easy as saying "cheese!"