DIY Color Block Tray

Whether you’re hosting a party, having a friend over for coffee, or just gathering the family around the TV, a serving tray can makes it so easy to move food and drink around.   Today I’m going to teach you how to make a colorful DIY Color Block Tray.  This tray isn’t just for entertaining, it would also be a great addition to add a pop of color to any space. The color blocking gives the tray a modern look while the touch of gold adds a touch of elegance!

A bold colorful tray is the perfect way to add a pop of color to a space and use it as a serving tray when entertaining. The color blocking gives this tray a modern look while the touch of gold adds a little elegance! Get the full tutorial to make your own DIY Color Block Tray at TidyMom.net

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I don’t know about you, but my family loves to snack while we watch TV.  With over 6,000 hours of athletic competition programing crammed into most of August this year, along with Major League Baseball, every evening has been filled watching swimming, gymnastics, volleyball, baseball and more.

So when my friends at DIGIORNO asked if I could share how many family likes to rise to any occasion and enjoy family time around the TV watching the big summer competitions and games,  I thought it was the perfect time to share the DIY Color Block Tray I made for serving DIGIORNO pizzeria! thin pizza and other snacks. 

A bold colorful tray is the perfect way to add a pop of color to a space and use it as a serving tray when entertaining. The color blocking gives this tray a modern look while the touch of gold adds a little elegance! Get the full tutorial to make your own DIY Color Block Tray at TidyMom.netDIGIORNO pizzeria! thin Chicken Parmigiana

A bold colorful tray is the perfect way to add a pop of color to a space and use it as a serving tray when entertaining. The color blocking gives this tray a modern look while the touch of gold adds a little elegance! Get the full tutorial to make your own DIY Color Block Tray at TidyMom.net

Total cost was under $20! And took only a few hours to make.  Hands on time was way less, most of the time was spent waiting for paint to dry.

 

DIY Color Block Tray supplies

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR DIY COLOR BLOCK TRAY

  • 18-inch unfinished pine wood round
  • 2 cabinet drawer pulls with screws
  • acrylic paint (I used 3 colors; navy blue, white and gold)
  • spray paint for pulls (optional)
  • sealer (I used a water-based sealer, like glue)
  • sponge brushes
  • painters tape
  • pencil
  • drill

 

DIY Color Block Tray tutorial steps 1-2

Since I was using gold as one of my colors, I wanted my handles to be gold as well.  So my first step was to spray paint the pulls in a gold metallic spray paint. This step is optional and only needed if you want to change the color of your pulls.

Next, I recommend painting the edge of the board one color, I choose white.  Give it two coats and let it dry.
DIY Color Block Tray tutorial steps 3-4

Since I designed my DIY color block tray with three colors, you have to work on one color section at a time.  To begin, use a piece of painters tape to mark off the section for your first color (I used white first).

Using a sponge brush, apply the first color of paint. Try to brush in the direction of the wood for a more natural and clean look. You will need to allow each coat of paint to dry completely then apply another coat. I applied about 2-3 coats.  Allow the last coat to dry, then carefully remove the tape.
DIY Color Block Tray tutorial steps 5-6

To continue, make sure the first color is completely dry, and lay a new piece of painters tape over the edge of the first color, and position another piece of tape to section off for your second color.

Repeat the steps for applying 2-3 coats of paint, remove tape once paint is dry, and continue the process for the third color.  Remember to be patient, and make sure each color is completely dry before taping off for the next color.

DIY Color Block Tray tutorial steps 7-8

Once you have applied all three colors for the color block, you will want to seal the paint to protect it.  I used decoupage to seal.

For the final step, use a pencil to mark where you want your handles, pre-drill the screw holes, attach the handles with the screws and your DIY Color Block Tray is complete!

*note:  the tray is not food safe, food should NOT be placed directly on tray. Use a barrier between food and tray, such as a plate, bowl or dollies.

A bold colorful tray is the perfect way to add a pop of color to a space and use it as a serving tray when entertaining. The color blocking gives this tray a modern look while the touch of gold adds a little elegance! Get the full tutorial to make your own DIY Color Block Tray at TidyMom.net

Now all you need is you favorite treats and you’re ready to cheer on your favorite athletes.  I don’t know about you, but watching the family members in the stands is almost as entertaining as the competitions!

Just like the athletes, DIGIORNO pizzeria! thin is a one-of-a kind! A pizza that makes your mouth water and your senses celebrate, fresh baked right from your own oven in 20 minutes. Go for the golden crust! The preservative-free thin crust is drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and bakes up crispy on the outside and thin and crispy on the inside.  The pizza that delivers on delicious every time, with the freshest tasting ingredients. From-scratch pizzeria! sauce is made using vine-ripened tomatoes, basil, thyme and oregano, and topped with real cheese, premium meats and vegetables picked at the peak of ripeness. DIGIORNO pizza has been a winner at our house.

A bold colorful tray is the perfect way to add a pop of color to a space and use it as a serving tray when entertaining. The color blocking gives this tray a modern look while the touch of gold adds a little elegance! Get the full tutorial to make your own DIY Color Block Tray at TidyMom.net

Obviously, you can use any color combination or pattern you’d like for your serving tray. Make it as fancy or as simple as you want.  The tray is perfect for serving anything from coffee, to cocktails.

A bold colorful tray is the perfect way to add a pop of color to a space and use it as a serving tray when entertaining. The color blocking gives this tray a modern look while the touch of gold adds a little elegance! Get the full tutorial to make your own DIY Color Block Tray at TidyMom.net

And when I’m not using it for entertaining, the bold tray adds the perfect pop of color on our ottoman coffee table.

A bold colorful tray is the perfect way to add a pop of color to a space and use it as a serving tray when entertaining. The color blocking gives this tray a modern look while the touch of gold adds a little elegance! Get the full tutorial to make your own DIY Color Block Tray at TidyMom.net

 

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Whether you’re watching them hand out gold medals, entertaining with friends, or pretty much doing anything , pizza right from the oven can help you rise to the occasion. Check out both varieties of  DIGIORNO pizzeria! thin pizza; Spicy Sausage Italiano & Provolone and Chicken Parmigiana.

Head to DIGIORNO.com to find more pizza varieties, as well as DIGIORNO on Pinterest for more entertaining inspiration.  Follow DIGIORNO on InstagramFacebook and Twitter too!

Disclaimer: I have been serving my family DIGIORNO pizza for years.  I’m super excited to have a working partnership with them.  As always, all opinions and views are all my own. Thank you for supporting sponsors that allow me to create new content for TidyMom.