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Our DIY Ice Cream Serving Tray is a Must-Have for Summertime Entertaining

Ice cream cone tray filled with ice cream

Do you have a sweet tooth and love summertime entertaining? If so, we have the perfect craft for you! This adorable handmade ice cream serving tray is an outdoor entertaining must-have and makes the perfect centrepiece for any dessert table. Follow these steps to make your own.



materials to DIY a fun ice cream cone tray

Materials Required:

  • Wood serving tray
  • Sandpaper
  • Measuring tape
  • Drill
  • 1/2 inch spade bit
  • Pencil
  • Square
  • Clamps
  • Painters tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush

1/2 inch spade bit and a wooden serving tray

Step One: Measuring

Start off by deciding how many cones you want to hold based on the size of your wood serving tray. Using a pencil, square and measuring tape, we marked six holes of half an inch each.

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Drilling a wooden serving tray

Step Two: Drilling

Secondly, let’s jump into drilling our six cone holes using a half-inch spade bit. Clamp down the wood board to keep it from moving while you drill.

Sanding a wooden tray

Step Three: Sanding

As soon as you drill all the holes, sand the interior and around the board as much as required. Wipe away any dust with a clean cloth.

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painting a wood serving tray with masking tape

Step Four: Painting 

Finally, it’s time to decorate your new ice cream serving tray. We opted to decorate our tray with a single stripe. If you want to follow our stripe design, use painter’s tape and your favourite paint colour. Let it dry to touch for a couple of minutes, and remove the tape for the big reveal.

DIY serving ice cream tray

And there you have it, your very own wooden ice cream serving tray.  For another fun way to wow your guests, try making this no-churn campfire s’mores ice cream from Food Network Canada. Bon appetit!

DIY Ice cream serving cone tray

Images Courtesy of Maca Atencio

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