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I’ve said it before, but I’ll just keep on saying it – easy projects that are functional and pretty are my jam. I get such a DIY high when I can run to the hardware store and pick up a few items, then use them to decorate my house.
Like my jewelry organizer I made last month, or my chalk holder that can be found next to my chalkboard. Or even my farmhouse shelves in my kitchen. These are all examples of quick and easy project that are functional and cute! Oh and super budget friendly, too!
To make your own concrete tray at the DIH Workshop at our local Home Depot this Thursday evening, CLICK HERE.
Today I’m sharing my latest little project – my DIY Concrete Tray with Dock Cleat Handles!
This is the upcoming #DIHWorkshop at The Home Depot. You can learn how to make your own on Thursday by signing up for the free workshop. Yay!
I’ll be honest. I was super nervous about using concrete for the first time. I don’t know what I was worried about, though! It was so easy to use when I just followed the instructions!
This was the super cute inspirational photo from Home Depot:
I wanted to keep mine simple since this was my first time using concrete, so I changed mine up just a little bit to give it a coastal vibe. This is how mine turned out! (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. See my full disclosure policy here.)
Don’t you just love those dock cleats for handles? I adore the subtle summery, coastal vibe. The tray is a little heavy – duh! – so I think it’s cute just sitting on the table showing off some pretty strawberries and would be cute for a fruit tray.
Tip: I will say that there was a slight learning curve with placing the handles on the tray at the right time. I recommend putting the screws in the handles so that the screws are set in the concrete. Otherwise the handles will just pop right off when you go to pick up your tray.
But you need to wait about 5 minutes after you pour the concert before you put the handles on it. I didn’t wait long enough before I put the first handle in it, so it sunk down a little bit. I had to figure out a way to hold it up while it set. 😜
Oh, and if you do plan to use your tray with food touching it, I would recommend sealing it with a food-safe concrete sealer like this one.
Such a super cute tray, though! Perfect for hosting parties in the backyard all summer long!
And like I mentioned before, you can actually go to a hands-on workshop to learn how to make your own concrete tray at The Home Depot’s free Do-It-Herself Workshop on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 6:30 pm – 8!
It’s just so fun and easy to make!
I’ll be back to share the exact details of how I made my tray after the workshop takes place for anyone who doesn’t have a chance to attend.
More Awesome Concrete Tray Inspiration!
Do you want to get more inspiration for personalizing your very own DIY Concrete Tray? Click on any of these to see a new and fun version of the project:
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