Craft It – A Jack-o-Lantern Serving Tray

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I hope you all had a great weekend! I spent the weekend hanging with family and friends at several birthday parties, but also managed to squeeze in a little craft time. One of the many crafts that I started was this cute Jack-O-Lantern serving tray. It is a fairly quick craft (just a little paint and adding some handles) and he will go perfect at my daughter’s Halloween birthday party. You should make one for your Halloween festivities too!

The Supplies:

  • Acrylic Craft Paint in Orange, Black, and Green
  • Large and small paint brushes
  • A slice of wood from the craft store
  • Two cabinet hardware pulls

You will start out by painting your slice of wood orange for the pumpkin body. Make sure to leave a little wood showing around the edge to give it a little character. Once your orange paint is dry, go ahead and use a pencil to sketch out your Jack-o-Lantern face (sorry it is difficult to see below).

Once your face is sketched, use your black craft paint and small paint brush to fill in the facial features. Then let your pumpkin dry overnight.

 Now it is time to add your trays handles. I went with some plain silver modern pulls. Just drill your holes through the wood slice and attach your handles.

Tada! You have yourself one super cute little Jack-o-Lantern tray to serve up all your Halloween goodies! Please note that while the craft paint I used is non-toxic, it is not recommended as food safe, so make sure to use this tray for glasses, cupcakes, or food that is in a food safe dish. See below for a few examples on how to use your tray.
Cocktail Time

Snack Eyes

A little bit of both! 
I also wanted to mention that you shouldn’t feel limited by the pumpkin design (although he is adorbs!). I think a skull or bat would look pretty cool too. And if you do the skull idea in black and white, promise me you will try to find or make some bone shaped handles because how awesome would that be?!

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