Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Staples. But no worries, all opinions are my own! : ) #handmadeholidays
We have had so much fun this year for Christmas baking tons of cookies and of course a little elf on the shelf action. I realized this recently when my kids asked me what kind of cookies Santa eats that we have never left out cookies and milk. I’m not real sure why, maybe because my kids are finally old enough where they won’t throw a fit when they see cookies on a plate that they can’t have. Either way, this year we made a fun little tray to get Santa’s Cookies and milk all ready for him!
I was searching online for some wooden trays (because sometimes you just don’t have time to build one) and came across these at Staples. It’s actually a set of 5 trays all for just over $15, so that was a total win! There are so many great uses for trays at any time of the year!
I also grabbed some of this awesome plaid washi tape because plaid and Christmas are like two peas in a pod right?! So let’s gather up some supplies and make this cute little Santa Cookie Tray!
– Unfinished Wooden Tray
– Plaid Washi Tape
– Red acrylic paint
– Chalk Anything Paint (optional)
– Foam Brush
How to Make a Santa Cookie Tray
First I painted the inside and top edge of the tray red, and let it dry. Then I applied a coat of the Chalk Anything Paint. It’s just a clear coat that turns anything into a chalkboard, pretty awesome right!
Once that is dry, I added the plaid washi tape around the outside edge of the tray for a little detail.
Then I just wrote on the tray with the chalk (you know… in case anyone else thought those cookies were for them) and placed the cookies and milk on the tray. I’m sure “Santa” will be super excited. And when I say Santa I mean my husband and I. Oh yes… we will be eating the cookies!
What kind of cookies do you set out for Santa?
If you don’t have a Staples close to you, be sure and check out their website. They have so much more than I thought they did!!
Too cute!! I love how the plaid is washi tape and that the paint is chalkboard!! Sadly, we don’t put cookies out for Santa since my girls are older, but we still do stockings :) The tray is super cute!! Love it!!