DIY Farmhouse Tray


DIY Tray, DIY Farmhouse Tray, Farmhouse Decor, Rustic Home Decor, DIY Home Decor

In this post, I'm going to show how I made a farmhouse inspired tray. These are all over Pinterest and Instagram, and they're a great piece to showcase everyday decor or seasonal decor. Here's how I made it..

Supplies Used

DIY Tray, DIY Farmhouse Tray, Farmhouse Decor, Rustic Home Decor, DIY Home Decor

The first step I took was creating an even surface on the candle holder so the wood that creates the 'tray' would sit level. To do this, I took my pliers and bent and broke off the metal piece that was sticking out of the top.

DIY Tray, DIY Farmhouse Tray, Farmhouse Decor, Rustic Home Decor, DIY Home Decor

Next, I decided to detach the top piece of wood from the pedestal, just as a personal preference, to make it a little shorter and less bulky. I thought I could just pry it off using the pliers, but it was really secured together, so I ended up using a circular saw to cut it off. This left the top of the piece uneven, so I used my sander to smoothe it down.

DIY Tray, DIY Farmhouse Tray, Farmhouse Decor, Rustic Home Decor, DIY Home Decor

Next, I stained all of the pieces. You could use any stain or even use paint, depending on what sort of look and finish you like. I chose a gel stain in the color 'Dark Walnut'.

DIY Tray, DIY Farmhouse Tray, Farmhouse Decor, Rustic Home Decor, DIY Home Decor

When the stain dried, I stacked all the pieces together to make sure it was even and that I was happy with the look. This is basically what the tray looks like finished. I just glued everything together, and that completed my farmhouse tray.

DIY Tray, DIY Farmhouse Tray, Farmhouse Decor, Rustic Home Decor, DIY Home Decor

I styled my tray a couple different ways, so you can see what it looks like decorated...


Traditional Rustic Farmhouse

DIY Tray, DIY Farmhouse Tray, Farmhouse Decor, Rustic Home Decor, DIY Home Decor
DIY Tray, DIY Farmhouse Tray, Farmhouse Decor, Rustic Home Decor, DIY Home Decor

Zesty Lemon

DIY Tray, DIY Farmhouse Tray, Farmhouse Decor, Rustic Home Decor, DIY Home Decor
DIY Tray, DIY Farmhouse Tray, Farmhouse Decor, Rustic Home Decor, DIY Home Decor

Lush Greenery

DIY Tray, DIY Farmhouse Tray, Farmhouse Decor, Rustic Home Decor, DIY Home Decor
DIY Tray, DIY Farmhouse Tray, Farmhouse Decor, Rustic Home Decor, DIY Home Decor

I love how this tray turned out; it was so simple to make. I'm excited to decorate it for different seasons & occasions, especially with fall coming up. If you want to see how I style this tray in the future, follow my Instagram.


Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed, learned something, and got inspired to DIY.