I had a plain wood tray just waiting for a little DIY touch. I covered it in a few different types of Scotch Expressions washi tape. I chose a sunny yellow and beachy blue for a summery look. Read on for the step-by-step tutorial for making your own washi tape tray:
Supplies for Washi Tape Decorated Tray
- Serving tray
- Washi tape (I used Scotch Expressions tape)
- Scissors or exacto knife
- Mod Podge
- Small brush
How to Make a Washi Tape Serving Tray
1. Start at the bottom edge of the tray and roll out a length of tape smoothing down with your finger as you go. I liked to slightly overlap my pieces of tape to prevent any of the tray showing through and help them stick to each other better.
2. To make a clean edge along the tray, I ended up using an exacto blade (I would recommend using a handle with it, I only have a blade!). But it worked really well to cut the tape cleanly and leave a nice straight edge on the tape to start the next row with.
We love eating outside as much as we can - whether it is a dinner from the grill or a weekend breakfast on our picnic table. Whatever the meal, I will use at least 2-3 trays to bring everything we need to the backyard. I got to use my new tray for this al fresco breakfast we had a couple weekends ago:
Make sure to check out my top tips for dining al fresco in your backyard!