santa tray materials

Step 1

Use a hand saw to make the following cuts:

  • From your 1" x 3" 8 ft: These will be the handles. Measure two pieces that are each 10 1/2" long and use a chop saw to make your cuts.
  • From your 1"x 4" 8 ft.: These pieces will make up the tray. Measure three pieces that are each 18" long and use a chop saw to make your cuts.

As always, sand each piece to ensure a smooth finish.

use chop saw for cookie tray

Step 2

Now it's time to do a dry fit. Assemble the tray with the two "handles," on the bottom.

assemble tray

Step 3

Now, glue the 10 ½

" pieces and fix them to the 18" pieces.

glue cookie tray

Step 4

Pre-drill holes with a 3/32" drill bit and secure each plank in place using two screws per plank.

pre-drill wood

Step 5

Now it's time for a finish. You can special order Rust-Oleum's Chalked paint from your closest Dunn Lumber yard, or we found a different brand at a local craft store. Make sure to follow the directions on the label. After stirring, we used a foam brush to apply the paint.

Rust-Oleum's Chalked paint

finish cookie tray

Step 6

Next, measure and place the handles and pre-drill holes where you'd like them to go. Then, secure them with screws.

tray handles

drill handles down

Step 7

Check out the hot chocolate recipe, marshmallow recipe, and gingerbread cookie recipe, so you're all ready for Santa.

cookie tray for santa