I’m Olivia from DIY Mother and today I’m so excited to share
my latest DIY creation with you guys…mainly because I’m so giddy about how it turned out. I’ve been
wanting a decorative serving tray for the longest time, but couldn’t really justify spending more than 20
bucks on one.
So I decided to make my own out of leftover concrete. I swear, I have probably made 5-10 projects out
one 80-lb. bag of concrete. I’m all about DIY concrete projects now, I’m a believer.
For this serving tray project, I wanted it to look chic and industrial at the same time, so I thought I’d
combine concrete and gold. I think this would be a neat project in ANY color-so follow me through the
process and try it for yourself!
Concrete (Quikrete is less than $5 per 80-lb. bag!)
Door pulls (I used the cheapest cabinet pulls I could
find, less than 2 dollars apiece)
Long Tupperware container
*Smaller Tupperware container or similar mold
*My smaller mold was a random plastic box I found around the house. You can use ANYTHING for a
concrete mold, but I’ve found that plastic and Tupperware literally peels off of the concrete. I’ve reused
every piece of Tupperware I’ve used for DIY concrete projects.
1. Before you do anything with the concrete, spray paint your cabinet pulls if you have to. Mine were
white and plastic, so I had to spray paint them gold to achieve the look I was going for.
2. Mix the concrete. I still don’t know the perfect ratio of concrete to water, but I think it should
generally be as thick as pancake mix. That’s my rule of thumb, but I’m not a concrete expert.
3. Pour the concrete into your Tupperware container about halfway and smooth it out with a flat tool.
4. Firmly press your smaller mold into the Tupperware container. The concrete will rise up on the sides-
that’s what you want. Just make sure that it spreads evenly.
5. Stick your cabinet pulls into the concrete. Be gentle, and they’ll stay in place. Trust me, they won’t be
going anywhere once the concrete cures.
6. Once the concrete has cured (usually takes about 24-30 hours) you can peel it off of the mold and
spray paint. I chose to spray paint only the inside of the serving tray.