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Simple DIY Hexagon Serving Tray

Today I can’t wait to share a simple quick DIY hexagon serving tray project. I love all the pretty hexagon shapes I have been seeing lately in design; they remind me of vintage quilts. I really wanted to make something using hexagons, and this little serving tray is what I came up with…DIY Hexagon Tray finished at thehappyhousie

I started with a pale purple-ish tray from Dollarama – the colour doesn’t look too bad in the picture below but in real life it was quite a sickly tone. I gave it a few coats of plastic-friendly white spray paint…

spray painted hexagon tray at thehappyhousie

Next I printed off a hexagon shape….

printed hexagon shape as template at thehappyhousie

And used this to trace hexagons onto some scrapbook paper…

traced hexagon shapes onto scrapbook paper at thehappyhousie

If you fold your paper over you can cut a few out at the same time…


Then a little Mod Podge…



I just sort of built the pattern as I went…. adding here and there and mixing up the paper in a design I liked.



Then once I had all the pieces that I wanted I painted a few coats of Mod Podge over top of the whole thing (allowing for dry time in between coats)

DIY Hexagon Tray at thehappyhousie

DIY Hexagon Tray closeup at thehappyhousie

Perfect for enjoying our last few weeks of summer. We don’t go back to school here until the day after Labour Day – so I plan to milk every last relaxing moment at home that I can out of this summer!

DIY Hexagon Tray serving at thehappyhousie

Although I have it set up for summer… I think you could use the same method and do something for fall – or maybe even Halloween! What do you think?? Are your wheels turning?

Have you tried anything hexagon lately? What craft projects have you been up to?

Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.


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  1. I love this. I need a few ore fun trays around my house … such a great idea to find a cheap one and spray paint it. I need to think of spray paint more often. 🙂 So cute!

    1. Hi Laura!
      I used to be so nervous to use spray paint because of some serious drip catastrophes… but with much practice it has become my new favourite DIY tool! So fast and satisfying to use:)

  2. I love this! It’s so cute. I’ve really got to find a dollar store. The tray would be perfect for my newly painted beachy colored coffee table. I need a tray – versus the serving platter I currently use – to corral the remotes and coasters!

    1. Oooh… your coffee table sounds lovely. I love having a tray on my tables to corral things… this tray is now being used in my kitchen to corral a breakfast shake center….

    1. Hi Lora! I have so much scrapbook paper and have been switching to digital albums… so I think I may have a lifetime supply of paper on my hands!!

    1. Yes Christine – spray paint is my new favourite DIY tool. I used to be so nervous about it and had some bad experiences but have been practicing and perfecting my technique and now I LOVE it!

    1. Hi Kelly!! I guess you don’t really need a cute tray with a view like that… but it was fun to make anyhow:) I am using it in my kitchen now to coralle our shake station gear…

  3. Lovely, Krista. I love hexi motifs. I have been stitching them a lot lately into pillow covers and bags. So simple, yet graphic. Enjoy these last few weeks – Labour Day approaches!

  4. Love the hexagon shape and the way you use color, and the way you use negative space really gives the design pizzazz. Beautiful result Krista. Love the old quilt look with a fresh twist. You’ve got me thinking Christmas already.

  5. Krista, I love this tray and your design! You’re right, this could be made for Halloween, Christmas….love this inspiration! Isn’t scrapbook paper and Mod Podge just the best? Thanks so much for sharing, pinning and hope your Monday is happy!

    1. Thank you Cindy! I think the design could be quite versatile – and you are right, I don’t know what I would do without scrapbook paper and Mod Podge!!

  6. oh! this is so pretty Krista, I love the hexagons too, we are seeing it everywhere and I’m in love with this design 🙂 it’s a great idea to update this tray! you just gave me some ideas too 🙂 wish you a great week, I’m trying to enjoy the last 3 weeks of summer over here too! 🙂

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