Easy DIY Santa Cookie Tray
HERES A FUN EASY DIY TO GET YOU READY FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON! MAKE THIS SANTA COOKIE TRAY OUT OF SCRAP WOOD & IN LESS THAN TWO HOURS.
Y’all I was super happy when I found out this week’s Deck the Halls project challenge was a “less than two hour Christmas craft” because with it being reveal week for the One Room Challenge, two hours was all I had!
I have been wanting to make an easy DIY Santa cookie tray since last year but it got put off. Now that baby Eli is here its the perfect time! This cookie tray is so simple & I was able to make it all out of scrap wood.
- (4) 1×4’s 19 inches
- (2) 1×3’s 16 inches
- Gorilla Glue
- Spray Paint
- Stencil or Vinyl
- Cricut Machine (not necessary but it makes it easier)
First, I cut down my 1x4s to 19inches a piece. Then I stacked them next to each other to get the measurement for my side pieces. They ended up about 16 inches.
After I had my pieces cut, I applied Gorilla Glue to the sides & stuck my 4 pieces together.
Use a clamp & let the glue dry for a while.
While the 1x4s were drying, I applied Gorilla Glue to the 1x3s & placed them on the sides.
Once everything was pretty dry I took the Christmas cookie tray outside to be painted. To speed up the process I used Rust-oleum Apple Red spray paint. It drys super quick & it takes less time than painting with a brush.
Is that not the most perfect color for a holiday cookie tray?!
When the paint dried I attached my handles to the center of the side pieces. Look at that red y’all! Its definitely giving me all the Christmas feels.
Next is the fun part! I used my brand new Cricut to design my lettering. Usually, I have to borrow my mom’s Cricut but I just got my very own for my birthday & y’all the project list in my head is pages & pages long!
They also have a free cookie SVG & cookies for Santa SVG files!
Once I finalized my fonts & weeded out the lettering, it was time to place my vinyl. If you don’t have Cricut you can always use stencils!
This is the perfect holiday cookie platter to take to parties or to use as your, cookies for Santa tray!
This project definitely pleases my inner child. I big puffy heart love how bright & whimsical it is! I’m pretty sure the big man will like it too ? My favorite part about this project is how quick & easy it was to put together. I found that super cute milk jar & cookie plate at Walmart & knew they would be perfect for our tray.
There is nothing better than a large Christmas cookie platter filled with warm chocolate chip cookies! How sweet would it be to have the little ones write a “dear Santa” note to leave on the cookie tray?! Let me know what y’all think of our tray & what kind of cookies you leave for Santa!
Can you spot this Santa cookie tray on our whimsical hot cocoa bar setup?