How to Make a Yarn-Embellished Serving Tray

Dress up a serving tray for any occasion or holiday with this easy three-step technique using yarn. You choose the colors to make this serving-tray project your own!

Add pretty colors and personal style to an inexpensive wicker basket. The result? A serving tray you'll want to keep out for the whole party.


  • Flat basket tray
  • Embroidery needle
  • Yarn (in desired colors)
  • Scissors

Get Creative

This project can be done and undone as much as you like, so you can customize the tray for any occasion.

Have a baby shower? Try pink and blue yarn colors. Hosting a Halloween party? The classic orange-and-black color combo makes the serving tray hauntingly cute. Find yarn in high school or college colors to decorate the tray to hold cards at a graduation party. This project is so cheap and easy, you can use it for anything.

More DIY Serving Tray Ideas

Painted Tray

If you have a metal serving tray you'd like to jazz up, check out this fun way to paint a tray.

Holiday Tray

Make a festive holiday serving tray to tote dishes or use as a centerpiece.


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