Welcome to day 20 of my 25 Days of Craftmas series!  I can’t believe we’re already to day 20, only 5 left after today!  I really hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve shared so far and will try to make something fun this holiday season.  Today I’m showing you how to make this Christmas wood tray.  It’s a cute decoration but also functions as a cute tray for cookies or drinks.

This is actually a really easy wood project, even if you’re just a beginner.  It only requires a few simple tools and some straight cuts of wood.  If you don’t have a saw, you can have your local hardware store cut the wood for you.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

Start by cutting the wood into pieces.  You’ll need 4 – 18″ pieces and 2-14″ pieces.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Line up the 4 – 18″ pieces and run some wood glue along the edge.
Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Then, place the 14″ piece over the top.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Use a brad nailer or hammer and nails to secure the wood in place.  Then, repeat with the other side.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Sand to smooth out the wood.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Paint and or stain as desired.  I first used a dark walnut stain.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Then, I spray with a red paint.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

While the wood tray is drying, open up the design in your software program.  I sized my design to about 12″ x 9.3″  Add a box around the design to create a stencil. Then cut out the vinyl and weed out the design.

Do you need help creating a stencil design?  Check out this step by step tutorial for Silhouette Users here and for Circut Users here.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Apply transfer tape and then remove the vinyl backing.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Center the vinyl and apply it to the wood.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Use an application tool or scraper to rub over the vinyl and then remove the transfer tape.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Fill in the letters with white paint (it might take a couple of coats).

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

When the paint is dry to the touch, carefully remove the vinyl.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Lightly sand over the tray to expose some of the stain and the natural wood.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Drill holes and attach the handles.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

What do you think?  Would you try a project like this?

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Did you enjoy this post?  I’d love for you to pin it to your favorite pinterest board.

Make this cute DIY Wood Tray for Christmas sign with this easy to follow tutorial. With a few tools and your Silhouette or Cricut machine, you'll be able to create this DIY Wood Christmas Tray for your home. This DIY project is easy and quick to make and is the perfect decoration for home. #ChristmasSilhouette #ChristmasCricut #ChristmasSVG

Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library

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