Rustic Chalkboard Serving Tray

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  1. LOOOOVE IT. I’m totally going to search out wood at our craft store now!!!

  2. Nicole Davis says:

    What a FABULOUS idea!! You did an amazing job! I like the idea that you can use it in various different ways, for every major holiday and for any event. So simple, yet cute and chic all in one.

  3. April Hoff says:

    Super cute! 🙂

  4. Marilyn says:

    Great idea! I love the woody, rustic edges to the tray, as well and those handles you’ve added really make it extra special.

    After looking at those pictures, I’m craving blueberries. 🙂

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

  5. Awesome idea! Love the rustic touch of the bark exposed along the edge.

  6. Cheryl says:

    You are totally rocking the DIY entertaining projects. I love this!
    Will be making o e this summer. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Kerry says:

    LOVE it!! Simple enough for me to do, but so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Diane says:

    This has to be one of my favorite things that you have made. I hope to find some wood just like that! Thanks for the idea!!!! As usual! Xxx

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much for the super sweet comment Diane! I hope you find a wood piece too! 🙂

  9. this serving tray is so pretty! I LOVE it Shayna, what a great idea you had and the chalkboard paint too! 🙂 adding those pretty and inexpensive holders good idea too ! 🙂 oh! I can’t wait to see when will you be planning your summer party! 🙂

  10. Pam Lerczak says:

    Love it! Which craft store?

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Pam! I generally shop at our local craft store, which is small in comparison to Michaels or Hobby Lobby, but they do carry really fabulous things! I think I’ve seen the wood at Michaels & Hobby Lobby.
      I hope that helps! 🙂

  11. Tara Yanni says:

    Hi Shayna!

    I just love this post and I, also, LOVE to browse the aisles of the craft store – especially in the event that my kiddos aren’t shopping with me!!! Thanks for all of the great ideas!

  12. Love your tray such a brilliant idea! very rustic and homey

  13. M says:

    Ok gf…ya did it AGAIN!!! Really, you have such an amazing, creative talent!!! Making something out of almost nothing, is so impressive…beautiful, absolutely beautiful:)
    Blessings & <3

  14. This is a super fabulous project Shayna. I love that tray… what an amazing find. And adding chalkboard paint was definitely the perfect solution!

  15. Ellya Brill says:

    This is so pretty. Pinning!


  16. I love this idea, Shayna! I’ve walked by those wood slices at the craft store so many times and loved the look of them, but didn’t have any brilliant ideas for how to use them. Now you’ve inspired me and I am definitely planning on making a chalkboard serving tray of my own! Thank you!

  17. Barbara Schneider says:

    How neat. Thanks for sharing. What kind of pen did you use to write on the tray? It does not look like chalk.
    Is it a paint pen? Does it come off?

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Barbara! 🙂
      The pen is a chalkboard pen and easily comes off with water. It’s so much easier to write with! 🙂

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  20. Susan says:

    Great tray Shayna. I’m following, I love your projects!
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  22. Jessica at The Rusti Cottage says:

    What store did you buy your wood? I was at Joanns and couldnt find one that LOng!

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Jessica! I bought the wood at our local craft store… Maybe try Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
      Hope that helps! 🙂

  23. Jenni says:

    Are you joking?!! I just found your blog on Pinterest.!!! I don’t think I have ever found a blog where I planned to do every single project!! Lol. I love this serving piece! I just ordered my plank from Amazon of all places. I have a BFF who is so hard to buy for and you just solved my problem! GREAT site!!

    • Shayna says:

      AWE, Jenni! THANK YOU so very much! I’m so happy you found me! Welcome to The WGC! 😀
      I hope you love the serving tray— I sure do!

  24. Tanja says:

    Oh I am so loving your ideas and copying them into my home. So much fun. I received a lovely rectangle shaped wooden chopping board for Christmas and when I saw your post I decided to make a chalk board out of it for the kitchen. I taped the edges and left the handle to have the wooden border and the rest I sprayed with chalk paint. It turned out lovely and my husband and children love the little chalk notes we can write on it. Thanks for the inspirations Shayna!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much, Tanja! I’m so happy you made your own- and that you LOVE it! Yay! 😀

  25. Patricia Gabriel says:

    Lovely idea! I loved it 🙂
    Where did you buy the rustic slab of wood?

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so much! I bought the wood from our local craft store, but I have found similar items at Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s.

  26. ibrahim says:

    very nice tray. i love it

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