Make Your Own Chevron Serving Tray



This is such an easy and inexpensive DIY project. You can make your own Chevron Tray on the cheap…or you can choose a different pattern if chevron is not your thing.

I was able to use a 40% Off a Single Item coupon at my local craft store…so the tray cost me around $5. (You can grab your craft store coupons here)

The scrapbook paper was under a $1. I had the Mod Podge (decoupage) on hand…but if you don’t you can grab a bottle for $5- $10 depending on the size. I also sealed the wood with poly (optional).


What you will need:

Wood Tray (unfinished)

Paint (I used acrylic)

Scrap Book Paper

Mod Podge

Polyurethane (optional)

(Straight edge or scissors, paint brushes)



Step 1

Paint the tray the color(s) of choice. (I did several coats.) Allow to dry completely.

Step 2

Once the paint is dry, cut the scrapbook paper to fit the bottom of the tray.

Step 3

Place a coat of Mod Podge on the bottom of the tray and position the scrapbook paper.

Step 4

Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge on top of the scrapbook paper. Allow to dry. Repeat if needed.


Allow to dry overnight and then you can seal the painted wood with a coat of poly if you like. This will give the tray a shine. You could also use your Modpoge to give it a shine if you use the GLOSS version.


There are so many possibility for this project because of the the variety of scrapbook paper out there.

You could even do a kid friendly tray. I think these would also make a great gift.


Once again, my loyal (aka nosy) feline assistant Fluff helped with the photos. (She actually made her way into at least 10 photos)

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  1. says

    This is a great idea, and I love the flexibility of it! I think it would make a great base for a gift basket arrangement too. Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday!
    (And I LOVE that sweet kitty photo bomb!)

    • says

      Hi Karen!

      Thank you!!! It just love Mod Podge. I agree…you could totally make this tray a part of an arrangement.

      Ah, thanks. Fluff is a rescue kitty and she is such a doll. She must be in the mix at all times. Thank you for hosting. Have a great evening. -Jessica

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