Who enjoys decorating? Home decor is one of my favorite things. During the holidays I love to create a story in every nook and cranny of my farm house. If you have been following Simple Acres for awhile you may have noticed my love for all things vintage and rustic. My Rustic Decor Tray DIY is a simple project  is the perfect accent to your holiday decor.


There are so many fun ways to celebrate this season. We have been having fun playing in the snow, baking cookies and watching Christmas movies together.

Often you will find me on the weekends decorating my home while making some new project. When I received the opportunity to use a new Black & Decker cordless drill to share my latest decor project I was beyond thrilled. I must say a great drill is one of my favorite DIY tools.

Rustic Decor Tray DIY Materials

  • old rustic wood ( I used old up-cycled wood fencing)
  • 1 1/4″ screws
  • skill saw
  • Hand sander


Rustic Decor Tray DIY 

  1. Cut boards to your preferred length. I created my tray by about 24″ by 24″ .
  2. Once boards are cut align them together. Two boards cut the length of the soon to be tray must be cut and placed on top of the boards. One on the rest and left side.
  3. Screw each board to the back boards to connect the whole piece together.
  4. Use the hand sander to sand the edges of the tray to your preferences.

Watch the video below to view instruction in more detail and get decor inspiration once it is created.

These trays could serve as a base to a centerpiece on a table or as a base for decor on an ottoman as I created it for.


I created some beautiful fresh cranberry votive holders, gathered some of my latest vintage finds, a mirror  and created a holiday display. This tray could also serve as the perfect place for Santa’s letters, cookies and milk.


I love creating simple things to add character to my space. I hope you liked my Rustic Decor Tray DIY. For more fun DIY project and gift ideas for this season click here.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! XO


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