Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summer Fruit Trays DIY

Need some fun summer trays for your outdoor dining?  These couldn't be easier to make!  Standard 18" table rounds and thin metal spoons for handles and you're halfway there.  I dyed the wood with RIT Liquid Dye which works wonderfully as a wood stain.  Make sure to check out the RIT studio for tons of other ways to use RIT!  

Watch how I made them here!
Two 1" x 18" table rounds
Thin metal spoons *make sure you can bend them
Rit Liquid Dye in Sunshine Orange and Scarlet
1" screws 
Stain one table round with the RIT liquid dye in Sunshine Orange to create the orange tray
Draw a line 1 1/2" from the edge of the tray
Fill in the line with Cotton Ball Multi Surface Paint to create the rhine
With a ruler, draw your orange sections
 Paint over the lines 
Fill in the center and paint on the seeds
Paint the edge with Orange Sherbert
Let dry for an hour
Paint the second table round with Scarlet to create the watermelon tray
Draw a line 1" from the edge and fill in with Cotton Ball
Paint the edges with Turf Green
Add some Cotton Ball to the Turf Green for a lighter shade to create the stripes on the edge 
Coat both trays with Minwax Polycrylic
Mark each end of the spoon
Drill holes in each end of the spoons
Bend into a handle shape and screw into the sides of the trays


  1. These are just the best trays for summer!! And the spoon handles are just creative!!

  2. These are freakin' fantastic Mark!