I love decorating with trays. It gives your home decor dimension and allows for functionality plus neat display of holiday or seasonal items. And, with the right wood stain, it can really kick your farmhouse decor up a notch.
These 3 farmhouse trays make great DIY home decor projects and are great for beginners wanting to dabble in woodworking.
DIY Farmhouse Trays
Tiered trays, single trays, serving trays and more are all very popular amongst modern farmhouse decor enthusiasts.
What is modern farmhouse decor?
Think rustic wood tones, neutral color schemes and whites. Rich fabrics and inviting spaces that shout cozy and warm, but not like cozy and warm in a literal barn, but cozy and warm in a modern living space.
It’s a really beautiful decor style and one that I love because of the play with texture and wood tone rather than just with color. But, you can definitely play around with and change colorful accents which is always fun!
Make DIY Farmhouse Trays on a Budget
Woodwork can get very expensive, even for a DIY’er. Buying good quality wood, having the right power tools, and the trial and error involved can make for an expensive and time-consuming hobby (worth it though if you ask me).
These farmhouse trays are all different, but have a common thread.
They aren’t made from cutting out meticulous shapes with a jigsaw through a slab of pine, but are instead made from unfinished wood pieces from the craft store.
Craft stores like Hobby Lobby, A.C Moore and Michaels all have at least one aisle of wood shapes for various projects.
Grab a can of stain and a hot glue gun and you can make all 3 of these farmhouse trays for a fraction of the cost it would be to buy them.
3 DIY Farmhouse Trays
I love the simplicity and versatility of this single round tray. The addition of the nice hardware really made this one look store-bought.
Bonus, I’ve styled it so many different ways already and love it every time!
A tiered tray is perfect for using vertical space to decorate. I’ve used this tray in my kitchen to house oils and spices, and I’ve also used it for displaying some holiday decor.
See how to stack various wooden pieces to make this tiered tray!
This small serving tray DIY is actually made from a wooden plaque. Adding stain and hardware made this the perfect little tray for a variety of uses.
I’ve placed my soap containers in it near the sink, and have filled it with hot chocolate packets for our snow day hot chocolate bar!
Making trays is so much fun!
What a great budget-friendly way to add some farmhouse decor to your home, all while creating some organization and functionality.
Plus, the same jar of stain goes a long way, making these 3 DIY Farmhouse Trays even better on the wallet!
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