Simple handles turn a log slice into a rustic serving tray

Craft log slices provide so many rich opportunities to create rustic DIY projects. This brings the element of wood into your home. Its earthiness adds texture, warmth and a sense of deep-rootedness to the space. Whether you're serving a cheese plate at a down-home party or just want your tea on a tray for reading in bed, this DIY makes the experience cozier.
The trick to this craft is getting the surface right. You have to add wax chalk paint to get the right texture for the tray. It will add shine but will also make the tray more functional. Once you've finished the tray, set it on a table or counter space until it's ready to be put to use.
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Materials
- Craft log slice, about 12 inches in diameter
- White wax acrylic chalk paint
- 1-inch paintbrush
- Towel
- 2 metal handles with 4 screws to match size
- Drill
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Instructions
1. Apply a liberal amount of white wax acrylic chalk paint to the surface of the craft log slice. Use your paintbrush to blend it in. Use a towel to wipe dry any excess.
2. Place metal handles opposite one another on the edges of the tray.
3. Use a Sharpie to mark the four dots where the screws will go into the handles.
4. Remove the handles. Drill the dots that you marked.
5. Replace the handles and screw in the screws to secure the handles in place.
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