Reversible Farmhouse DIY Wood Tray

In this post: A Reversible Farmhouse DIY Wood Tray or Sign

ather & Grateful Words Reversible Wood Stained Holiday Tray by Knick of Time |

The beauty of making a tray that is reversible is not only that you can display either side, but that you can make it whatever size you want as long as the image you select fits on the wood.

There are multiple options for embellishing your tray.

You can use an adhesive stencil as I did, a regular stencil, or vinyl.

What you’ll need to make a Reversible Farmhouse DIY Wood Tray or Sign:

How to Make a Holiday Reversible DIY Wood Tray for Thanksgiving and Christmas tutorial by Knick of Time |


Cut the board a few inches taller and wider than the design you’re going to put on it.  My board is 12″ x  18″.

I had it cut at Lowes at no charge.

Stain or paint the board and let dry.  I stained mine with Minwax Early American color.  It’s my favorite go-to shade that I use on all the farmhouse wood totes that my husband and I make.

Affix the adhesive transfer to the board, or if using a stencil, use painters tape or stencil adhesive spray.  I’m using the Gather & Grateful adhesive transfer.  Both words come in this set, so I used each word to make the tray reversible.

Make sure the words don’t have any bubbles or gaps so you won’t get any bleed and the words will look crisp.

Apply chalk paste or paint over the words and carefully remove the transfer/stencil and allow it to dry.

Spray both sides with clear sealer to protect it.

On the edges of the tray, drill pilot holes for the handle’s screws, then attach the handles.

That’s it!  It really is an easy project to make.

Waiting for the wood stain to dry is the longest part of the project.

Gather Wood Sign by Knick of Time |


Grateful Wood Sign by Knick of Time |

Gather Grateful Reversible DIY Wood Tray by Knick of Time |

Thanksgiving Grateful Reversible DIY Wood Tray by Knick of Time |

I’d love to hear what you think of this tray and I’d really appreciate if you pinned it!

Vaya con Dios,





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  1. ColleenB.~ Tx. says

    Love your tray and also pinned.

  2. sheryl danner says

    Very sweet tray! Having it reversible is an added bonus.

  3. Marlene Stephenson says

    Nice tray and like the idea of being two sided, pinned it.

  4. Very pretty, Angie! I love the idea of using both sides!

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