Citrus Fruit Serving Trays – an easy DIY, perfect for serving cold refreshments on a hot summer day – or anytime!
Summer is one of the most inspiring times of the year for me, the bright colors, bold flavors, and warm sunny days make me want to lounge by the pool with an ice cold lemonade drink in my hand. I recently made some really fun themed serving trays that captured the bold colors of summer citrus fruits. After all summer wouldn’t be summer with out those wonderful citrus fruits we love so much.
These trays are bright, fun, and inspired my favorite summer citrus fruits: lemons, limes, and grapefruit!
They are perfect for serving cold refreshments on a hot summer day or anytime you are entertaining this summer!
Citrus Fruit Serving Trays Supplies:
- Large 18″ Wood Rounds
- Acrylic Paints
- Paint Brushes
- Handles and Screws
- Minwax Polycrylic
Step 1: Cut your 18 inch wood round in half using a circular saw. This particular wood round is heavy and thick so you’re going to need a wood cutting tool to cut through it. You can purchase the wood rounds and handles at Lowes.
Note: I could have left the wood round whole, but I found it to be to heavy and bulky. So, I decided to cut it in half and make two trays for the price of one. Now it’s lighter and it takes half the space on the table!
Step 2: Using your desired paint brush, paint the outer edge of the wood round and a 1/2 inch round the inside. Make sure you paint straight down the flat edges too.
Step 3: Paint a 2 inch wide half circle in the middle and with a pencil draw your lemon sections leaving about a 1/2 inch between the border, each section and the center.
Step 4: Paint and fill around the lemon sections in white and using a lighter yellow paint the inside of the lemon sections. I used the same painted guide lines for all three trays, I just changed the colors to fit the theme of the citrus fruit.
Step 5: After the acrylic paint dries apply a coat of Minwax Polycrylic to the entire tray. This will protect the painted surface. Put on the finishing touches by using an electric drill to install the handles.
What a fun way to celebrate summer with these colorful citrus trays!