Our Santa milk and cookie tray is easy to make and inexpensive! Our printable, a wooden tray, paint and Mod Podge are all you need.

You’ll find unfinished wooden trays at your local craft store. They’re inexpensive and often come in a set of two or more. For something that’s used only once a year, they’re really affordable.

When painting a surface, use painter’s tape for crisp, clean lines. In this case, it keeps Mod Podge from getting on the inside edges of the tray. If your edges should get messy, simply apply trim using a glue gun with a small nozzle.

Santa milk and cookie tray instructions

Santa milk and cookie tray instructions
  • Santa milk and cookie tray printable
  • wooden tray
  • spray paint (red and white)
  • painter’s tape
  • decoupage glue
  • sponge brush
  • trim (optional)
  1. Download the [url href=”https://everydaydishes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/santa-milk-and-cookie-tray-cherylstyle-printable.pdf” target=”_blank” title=”Everyday Dishes & DIY Santa Milk and Cookie Tray Printable”]Santa milk and cookie tray printable[/url] and open in [url href=”http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/” target=”_blank” title=”Adobe Reader”]Adobe Reader[/url].
  2. Print on card stock, cut to size then set aside.
  3. Spray the entire tray white then allow it to dry.
  4. Use painter’s tape to protect the tray’s inside edges then spray paint the tray surface red. Allow it to dry but do not remove the tape yet.
  5. Brush decoupage glue over the red surface of the tray—try not to get any on the painter’s tape. Place the printable in the center of the tray then smooth out any bubbles. Brush glue over the printout, allow it to dry then add a second coat. Now you can slowly remove the tape, being careful not to disturb the coat of glue.
  6. Once your tray is completely dry, add trim to ‘frame’ the printable if desired. Use a glue gun with a small nozzle to dab on the trim.
Our printable has subtle colors rather than those typically seen at Christmas time. Make your tray glossy white for a more contemporary look or go ‘shabby chic’ with a matte finish.