Published on July 6th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Rope Serving Tray

Materials: KLACK tray, 2 or more shades of sisal rope (about 50 ft. total), gardening twine, hot glue

Description: A variation of the penny tray idea– I really didn’t like that original whiteboard feel!


1. Starting with the outer edge, hot glue the sisal rope around the perimeter, working toward the center.

2. Once you’ve gotten about 6 rows in, at a corner, switch up the color of the rope if you want to. You could do all sorts of bold/thin stripes depending on the pattern you want. I liked a minimalist look.

3. Keep gluing down until you reach the center.

4. For the handles, loop and hot glue gardening twine. You could use more of the sisal rope, but the twine is usually softer.

5. Et Voila!

~ Alexandra, Philadelphia

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3 Responses to Rope Serving Tray

  1. alexandra says:

    Thanks! I found the two shades at two different hardware stores for pretty low prices, but I just did a quick search on amazon and found these:



    I think they’re exactly the weight and size I used :)

  2. Sivyaleah says:

    Oh I love this! Very attractive. Would look great indoors too sitting on a coffee table.

  3. Quill2006 says:

    I really like the look of this! It looks quite expensive, and just right for carrying drinks out to the pool or something…now I just need to make this, and get a pool!

    Where did you get the two colors of sisal? I’ve been curiously looking around at different home improvement websites to see if I could get the supplies to accomplish this myself, but I’ve only been able to find one color of sisal. Also, any idea what weight you used?

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