Make a fun Halloween Drink Tray for adults using a thrift store find and Dollar Tree items. Keep your Halloween party décor budget friendly with this fun tray makeover.
Add a cute quote to the tray and make it a centerpiece for a Halloween party table.
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I’ll show you how I transformed a plain wood tray that I found at a thrift store into a fun drink serving tray for the adults at your Halloween party.
Halloween Drink Serving Tray
Trays like this are always plentiful at my local Goodwill. I buy them whenever I see them because they are so easily remade into décor pieces that match my style or into fun party décor pieces. I’ve used ones just like this one to make a Starfish Design Coffee Table Tray and another for a Stamped Starfish Tray
The tray needed to be sanded to remove the decoupage graphics. Once it was sanded and cleaned, it got two coats of gray chalk paint. To protect the paint, I gave it a coat of DecoArt Dura Clear Glass Finish using a sponge brush.
Have you used the nonslip shelf liner you can find at Dollar Tree? I’ve used it to line some drawers and I had one roll of it left over. It has a great look for lining the bottom of the tray.
I cut it close to size with scissors and placed it inside of the tray. To get a close fit, I used a rotary cutter to trim it down.
To adhere the liner to the tray, I covered the tray with Mod Podge and then carefully placed the liner on top.
Next came the fun part! Making the design for the tray in Cricut Design Space, I searched for ghost images and found several that were more cute than spooky. I used Ashlyn’s Alphabet Block font for the lettering.
The ghosts were super easy to weed. I cut three of them for the tray. I use transfer paper instead of transfer tape because I’ve found it to be much easier to work with.
I added the phrase first and then added the ghosts. Placing vinyl on the mesh shelf liner was a little tricky, but I made sure to use the scraper tool firmly to get the adherence I needed.
A couple of Dollar Tree black votive battery candles complete the look for the Halloween tray.
This tray is a fun addition for the adults to enjoy at a Halloween party. Of course you could add any phrase that you like to make it kid friendly. I chose “Here for the Boos” to go along with some Party Cups I made a couple of years ago with that phrase.
Will you be hosting a Halloween party this year?
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Here for the Boos Halloween Drink Tray
Supply List for Halloween Tray for Drinks
- Thrift Store Find Tray
- Gray Paint
- Protective Finish
- Mesh Shelf Liner (Dollar Tree)
- Rotary Cutter
- Cricut Machine & Tools
- Vinyl for Cricut
- Mod Podge and Foam Brush
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