Saturday, August 3, 2013

DIY Tiered Serving Tray

How many of you have seen those beautiful serving tiers in department stores?  How many of us have fallen in love with them only to look at the price tag and realize, if you purchased your new love, you might have to go without food for the next week?!  What's the fun in having something beautiful to serve food on, but no food?!  Pretty pointless in my opinion.  No more lamenting over lost serving trays, now you can make your own!
I started off with a plain white dish  from the dollar store. I also purchased the candle sticks that I use for support from the dollar store. (No picture of just the candle sticks, sorry)

I then add some design.  I purchased a stencil from Wal-Mart and, with the aid of a sharpie and patience, got this.  You will need to place your dishes in the oven for 30 min. on 350 degrees.  I let mine completely cool before removing them from the oven.  Due this step BEFORE you assemble your tray.

As for putting them together I used E6000 industrial strength adhesive, I picked mine up at my local craft store.  It dries clear and holds really well.  There has been a lot of debate on this adhesive because it has a warning for no food contact.  I got around this by applying the adhesive inside the candle stick; so there is no adhesive where food will be.

Here we go folks!  A beautiful tiered serving tray that didn't cost me my first born!!