Serving trays are one of those household items that we don’t pay much attention to until we need them. Trays are of enormous use when we have guests over or when we are simply  trying to keep things on the living room table neat and organized. They can even serve as a simple table ornament. They are available anywhere, but since they are so simple and easy to make, why spend money, when you can make a tray that could turn out to be even better then the purchased one? So, in the spirit of crafting and repurposing,  we give you our list of top 10 DIY serving trays.

Easy Lucite Tray


Made from clear acrylic box, lucite handles and a changeable bottom this is a fun and simple tray that you can use for just about anything and for any occasion.


Wood Slice Constellation Tray


Why spend money on wooden serving trays when you can buy a slice of a tree trunk that will serve the same purpose but for half the price?Making this tray requires no effort at all, and your quest will be pleasantly surprised when served from this heavenly tray.


Collapsible Leather Tray


You will be hard pressed to find a unique tray like this on the market. Made from several pieces that are attached together with leather, this tray can be conveniently folded in order to fit to the place where you keep it.


DIY Tray From Auto Glass


It looks modern and futuristic, but once men find out what this tray made from they will immediately want one for themselves. Why? Because it’s made from auto glass and pluming parts. A real man’s tray.


Grain Sack Tray


If you’re looking for a complex and elegant serving tray made completely from recycled materials, then you need to take a look at this one made from old picture frame, glass and a grain sack as bottom decoration.


Chalkboard Serving Tray


If you family is in the habit of leaving notes or messages for each other in the kitchen, then this chalkboard tray might come in handy. Use it to leave your family members “to do” lists, and for special occasion you can leave a loving and inspirational note without wasting a single sheet of paper.


Pallet Serving Tray


Some people might say that there is nothing that a pallet can’t be used for. And they just might be right. Grafters know that there are countless pallet projects out there and here is another one: a rustic looking serving tray made from  wooden pallets.


Slate Cheese Serving Tray


This is a dinner party tray that you can make in literary seconds. All you need is a piece of slate and some adhesive felt pads that will prevent slipping or damaging the table and you have a nice tray on which you can serve your cheese other appetizers to your guests.


Marble Tray


You’re hosting a friendly party or a get-together, and you want your to have a nicely arranged hors d’oeuvres, but if you don’t know how to arrange them. In that case, you might get away with serving them on a fancy looking tray, like this marble tray.


Crafty Corks Tray


If you have a lot of corks lying around this is a nice project to use them on. Take your old and dull looking tray and by following the instructions n this project you will soon have a unique and lovely tray that will not only be used for serving but could also serve as a lovey gift.