DIY: Wood Serving Board

By Lauren Saylor of  A Fabulous Fete

I always love a good multitasker, like these fabulous DIY wood appetizer boards. Not only are they perfect platter for cheeses or hors d’oeuvres, they can also double as a place-card marker or take-home favor. Give your guests something to ooh and ah over at your party, then surprise them by giving it them as a gift. Read on to quickly craft these up for your next holiday soiree.

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DIY Favors

• Hobby board from your craft or hardware store (they’re usually about 1/8” thick and made out of various woods)
• Stain
• Foam brush
• Ribbon (I got my silk ribbon from Honeysilks & Co.)
• Acrylic paint pen
• Drill with a wood drill bit (self-feed wood bit) to make a hole large enough for the ribbon you’re using (ours was about 1/4”)

DIY Personalized Holiday Gifts


1. Cut your board down to your preferred size (if necessary, most hardware stores will do this for you for free if you ask!); next, stain your board and let dry.

2. Drill a hole at the top center.

3. Using the paint pen, add a personal touch by writing some festive words, a quote, or your guests’ names. If you’re worried about your penmanship, consider painting with stencils, splatter painting, or using decals. Anything goes!

4. Add a coat of polyurethane if you plan on serving food directly on the board. Trim your ribbon to size.

5. Thread the ribbon through the hole and tie. Display cheese and hors d’oeuvres and you’re ready to get the party started!

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Photos: Dez + Tam Photography

More Holiday Party Ideas:
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