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DIY Candlelight Trays

Ursula, from Homemade by Carmona, created decorative wooden trays that can be used as a table centerpiece. She used warm tones and pillar candles to add extra coziness and highlight this trend that encourages us all to come together.

Black Dining Table with candles on it

Supplies Needed


  • Green FrogTape Multi-Surface Painter's Tape on the four corners of a board. Ther is a person marking off notches with a marker.

    Getting Started

    To get started, Ursula, from Homemade by Carmona, added notched corners to a couple of the pieces of scrap wood. She used FrogTape® Multi-Surface Painter's Tape to tape off the corners for a cleaner cut and drew her design directly on the tape. But, if you want to keep it simple or don't have power tools, jump to Step #2.

  • Hand rubbing stain on a wooden tray with a cloth/rag.


    Sand the wood smooth, paying special attention to the corners, and stain the wood (back and front) to your desired color. For this project, Ursula wanted to highlight rich, warm tones for added coziness and texture, so she went with a dark walnut to accentuate the grain in the wood.

  • Green FrogTape Multi-Surface Painter's Tape being applied to wooden boards.

    Create Your Design

    Use FrogTape® to create your design of choice, and spray paint that design! Once the stain is completely dry, tape off a variation of designs on the wooden trays. No measuring needed — use the width of the tape to help get the desired pattern and eyeball the rest. Next, spray paint the taped designs.

  • Green FrogTape Multi-Surface Painter's Tape peeled up from a wooden tray.

    Wrapping Up

    Remove the tape, style and enjoy!

Ursula Carmona Headshot

View The Full Tutorial

Have questions about the project or need more details on the steps? Check out Ursula's full DIY Candlelight Trays to find out more.

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