DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

DIY Concrete Tray

DIY concrete tray - sugar and clothDIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

I, Erin, am fairly certain one can never have too many serving dishes, especially finger food trays that are a snap to load up and set out when people are coming over. This DIY concrete tray mixes the industrial texture of concrete with smooth brass to set a modern scene for whatever you’ve got on the menu. And in the case of Sugar & Cloth…macarons!

But seriously, how cute would these be on this concrete tray?! Read on for the scoop on how to create one for your next gathering..

DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

DIY CONCRETE TRAY MATERIALS:

DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Place your bowl upside down on the heavy-weight cardboard and trace the circumference.

DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Cut out the cardboard circle as well as two 2″ wide strips from lighter-weight cardboard. Measure 1/2″ up from the bottom of each strip and draw a horizontal line across the length.

DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Tape the mold together with duct tape, so it forms a round, shallow dish.DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Spray the inside of the mold with cooking spray.DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Tape the gold rings together: either tight to one another or slightly splayed.DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Mix up the concrete with a 2 parts concrete to one part water ratio and pour into the mold until you reach the 1/2″ guideline.

Place the gold rings in the center of the wet concrete and temporarily secure in place with duct tape. Allow the concrete to cure until solid. Remove the cardboard mold.

Sand down uneven edges, and thoroughly wipe off all loose particles.DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Tape a diagonal line across the diameter of the tray with painter’s tape. Paint one half of the tray with white paint. Then finish with a coat of food safe sealer. Last but not least, affix vinyl bumpers to the bottom of the tray and you’re all set!       DIY concrete tray - sugar and clothDIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth DIY concrete tray - sugar and clothDIY concrete tray - sugar and clothDIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

The end result is a fantastically modern tray that’s equally at home serving up macarons as it is displaying your favorite jewelry pieces.

francois Erin Francois is a proud Minneapolis gal, flea market enthusiast, and French culture devotee with a passion for the handmade. Find more on her blog, Francois et Moi!
DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

DIY Concrete Tray

DIY concrete tray - sugar and clothDIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

I, Erin, am fairly certain one can never have too many serving dishes, especially finger food trays that are a snap to load up and set out when people are coming over. This DIY concrete tray mixes the industrial texture of concrete with smooth brass to set a modern scene for whatever you’ve got on the menu. And in the case of Sugar & Cloth…macarons!

But seriously, how cute would these be on this concrete tray?! Read on for the scoop on how to create one for your next gathering..

DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

DIY CONCRETE TRAY MATERIALS:

DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Place your bowl upside down on the heavy-weight cardboard and trace the circumference.

DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Cut out the cardboard circle as well as two 2″ wide strips from lighter-weight cardboard. Measure 1/2″ up from the bottom of each strip and draw a horizontal line across the length.

DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Tape the mold together with duct tape, so it forms a round, shallow dish.DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Spray the inside of the mold with cooking spray.DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Tape the gold rings together: either tight to one another or slightly splayed.DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Mix up the concrete with a 2 parts concrete to one part water ratio and pour into the mold until you reach the 1/2″ guideline.

Place the gold rings in the center of the wet concrete and temporarily secure in place with duct tape. Allow the concrete to cure until solid. Remove the cardboard mold.

Sand down uneven edges, and thoroughly wipe off all loose particles.DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

Tape a diagonal line across the diameter of the tray with painter’s tape. Paint one half of the tray with white paint. Then finish with a coat of food safe sealer. Last but not least, affix vinyl bumpers to the bottom of the tray and you’re all set!       DIY concrete tray - sugar and clothDIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth DIY concrete tray - sugar and clothDIY concrete tray - sugar and clothDIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth DIY concrete tray - sugar and cloth

The end result is a fantastically modern tray that’s equally at home serving up macarons as it is displaying your favorite jewelry pieces.

francois Erin Francois is a proud Minneapolis gal, flea market enthusiast, and French culture devotee with a passion for the handmade. Find more on her blog, Francois et Moi!

Comments

  • Kim

    01.12.16

    Oh my goooooooosh! So cute!

  • Sandi

    01.12.16

    How clever!!!!! I love it!

  • Sandra

    01.12.16

    Wow, Erin, this looks so good!

  • brittni

    01.12.16

    Oh my goodness. I love concrete DIYs and this one is perfect.

  • lexy | Proper

    01.12.16

    Okay, so this is, like, really good and cute and perfect. Love it!

  • Sílvia Fuster

    01.13.16

    That’s amazing!!! I want to start using concrete, and this seems a great project to begin with!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

    You can have a look at my DIY’s and recipes at: thehappiestpixel.wordpress.com

    • Thanks, Silvia! Concrete is such a fun and simple material to work with. This would definitely be a great first project! :)

  • Jenét

    01.17.16

    Thanks for sharing this project. I’ve been looking for a unique way to display my jewelry. This is perfect!

      • Jenet said:

        I will do that. :-D

  • Cheryl

    02.15.16

    Any recommendations for food safe sealers? I’m from Singapore and it’s pretty hard to find these items here in our DIY store. Would probably have to get it online.

    TQ!

  • Sabrina

    11.15.16

    WOW!! THIS LOOKS SO COOL!

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks, Sabrina! xo