Fall Serving Platter – Easy, Dollar-Store DIY

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DIY, Easy, Dollar-Store Fall Serving Platters

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Last month, my family threw a fall-themed graduation party for my younger sister, complete with DIY-ed fall centerpieces, a tasty popcorn bar, a warm hot chocolate station, and a cozy bonfire. It was a great night, and everyone had an enjoyable time.

Over the next few months, I’ll share ideas from the party so you can throw a great fall get-together, too!

For our first installment, I wanted to give a small tutorial for the fall serving platters that we used for silverware and napkins. These received a ton of compliments, and – literally – are the easiest decor item to make… probably ever. Plus, they only cost a few dollars! Score!

Follow the instructions below to make your quick and easy, dollar-store fall serving platter.

DIY, Easy, Dollar-Store Fall Serving Platters

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Fall Serving Platter Materials:

I purchased my pumpkins and plates at the local dollar store; you can find the rest of the craft items on Amazon by clicking the hyperlinked text below. (And, say “Hooray” for not having to put on actual clothing or leave the house! Yoga pants for the win.)

  • Plastic plate or serving platter
  • Six- to ten-inch foam pumpkin
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Sharp, thin, kitchen knife or box cutter
  • Optional: paperweight/heavy object

DIY, Easy, Dollar-Store Fall Serving Platters

Fall Serving Platter Method:

Step One: Using your thin knife or box cutter, trim off the top of the foam pumpkin to create a flat surface. Lay the ruler across the top as a makeshift level, and adjust as needed.

DIY, Easy, Dollar-Store Fall Serving Platters

You don’t want the plate to sit crooked, otherwise, all of your cookies might slide right off the platter! And, wasting cookies might be the worst thing to happen since parachute pants.

Step Two: Once the top is leveled, cover the entire foam surface with glue.

DIY, Easy, Dollar-Store Fall Serving Platters

Step Three: Center the platter over the glue, and press it down to adhere the surfaces together. You can set a heavy, but sturdy object on top to help weigh down the plate while the glue fully dries.

Just like that, your fall serving platter is complete! Tell me that isn’t the easiest DIY you have ever completed; I dare ya!

(Like my dessert stand in the background of these images? It gets so many compliments! I got it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond a while back, and, though they don’t sell this one anymore, here and here are some similar marble-and-wood options!)

Enjoy Your Fall Serving Platter

These fall serving platters were a hit at my sister’s graduation bonfire! Stay tuned for all the details on the party, and how you can throw the best fall get-together, too! (Sign up for an email notification of that post here!)

DIY, Easy, Dollar-Store Fall Serving Platters

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial; be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you thought!

If you’re really in the fall mood, be sure to check out my last fall DIY here!

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