Introduction: Summer Fruit Trays

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Make these colorful summer trays for your next outdoor meal using basic wood table rounds found at any hardware store. Use thin metal spoons for the handles.

Step 1: Watch How to Make Them Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Two 1" x 18" table rounds

Thin metal spoons *make sure you can bend them

Rit Liquid Dye in Sunshine Orange and Scarlet

Americana Multi Surface Paints


1" screws



Step 3: Stain and Paint

Stain one table round with the RIT liquid dye in Sunshine Orange to create the orange tray

Draw a line 1 1/2" from the edge of the tray

Fill in the line with Cotton Ball Multi Surface Paint to create the rhine

With a ruler, draw your orange sections

Step 4: Add Details

Paint over the lines

Fill in the center and paint on the seeds Paint the edge with Orange Sherbert

Let dry for an hour

Step 5: Paint the Watermelon

Paint the second table round with Scarlet to create the watermelon tray

Draw a line 1" from the edge and fill in with Cotton Ball Paint the edges with Turf Green

Add some Cotton Ball to the Turf Green for a lighter shade to create the stripes on the edge

Step 6: Finish Up!

Coat both trays with Minwax Polycrylic

Mark each end of the spoon

Drill holes in each end of the spoons

Bend into a handle shape and screw into the sides of the trays