Lately, I am obsessed with tiered trays. I found when choosing a tiered tray size really does matter. Too tall and it is hard to fill without it looking like a vertical junk drawer. Too tiny and I can’t fit anything on the lower tray.
Last year I made my first theme tiered tray with this hot cocoa bar. It was so fun and best of all the family loved it during the holidays. And then I saw this tiered tray popping up on social media and I had to buy one. I found mine here. I have seen it on Jane too.
And then of course I had to fill it with a fun seasonal wood blocks on Etsy. Many of you know them as wood blocks, but when I read the description for shelf sitters on Etsy I laughed out loud.
I found this fun summer wood block for my summer theme tiered tray for the kitchen table.
I loved it, but these little wood blocks are pricey. Yes, I could make my own, but I would be working with a scrap wood cast off.
More than that, there would be so many, many opportunities for error. Why reinvent the wood block?
So I did something totally out of my skill set. I created this graphic and printed it. I added the border to cut a straight-ish line.
And, when the graphic effortlessly scrolled through my printer I was so excited because I had made my first printable.
I may be thrifty, but I am not crafty.
How to Create a Wood Block
- Use an existing block (scrap wood or block from a different holiday).
- Find, create or use this image for practice.
- Resize/Crop the image to block
- Print on a sheet of everyday printer paper
- Cut to size of existing block
- Use spray adhesive on opposite side.
- Gently press print to wood to prevent a smudged image
- Let Set and Enjoy!
I dragged this tutorial to eight steps, but it takes 10 seconds to make a wood block!
Even my son was impressed. I chose the “easy peasy” expression I heard when I watched this actress and mom of four boys on her cooking show. She would say, “easy peasy lemon squeezy.” And then I started saying it to annoy my kids.
I love this two-for-one wood block. For the cost of a printed page I created a new wood block for my trays and shelves.
Thank you for stopping by today. I shared my lemon centerpiece details here.