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Terra Cotta Color Concrete Tray With Sisal Rope Handles

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Wait until you guys see the terra cotta color concrete tray I made. I told you my concrete tray was going to be a doozy …and it is. I added sisal rope handles to the terra cotta colored tray for added pizzazz. I love to spice things up.

terra cotta color concrete tray with sisal rope handles DIH Workshop project

The concrete tray is perfect for Summer entertaining so why not go with two things that say Summer….terra cotta and sisal rope.


This is a photo of the concrete tray Home Depot sent to me and 9 other bloggers. They asked us to create our own unique version.

terra cotta color concrete serving tray

Terra Cotta Color Concrete Tray

This is how I put the tray together…

cutting wood for concrete form

First I cut the wood to make the form for the cement.

mixing the terra cotta color cement for the concrete tray

I put the form together with screws then mixed the Rapid Set Cement. Adding terra cotta cement color to the mix spiced it up.

adding sisal rope to the cement for tray handles

The cement dries really fast and I put the sisal rope into the cement as soon as I poured and leveled it.

removing the concrete form from the tray

I let the cement dry overnight then removed the form from around the tray.

sisal rope handles for a concrete tray

Ta-Dah! I’m in love with it.

terra cotta color concrete serving tray with sisal handles

The terra cotta color concrete tray brings a smile to my face every time I look at it. Who knew concrete could be so much fun. 

pretty concrete serving tray 1

I took a break in the middle of photographing the tray and I ate all of the food. Then I had to restage everything before taking more photos. That’s how I roll.

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Take a look at the projects from my blogging friends. I can’t wait to see what they did. I might want to make another concrete tray!  Just click the pink text links below.

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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. What a fabulous idea adding the terra cotta color into the mix. Beautiful results.

  2. I like the looks of this and I follow you all the time. In fact you’ve inspired me to make benches and I’ve bought a couple of Kreg jigs to do even more projects. Keep up the good work because it’s very inspiring to so many of us. Thanks

  3. That’s so awesome, when I first saw the picture I thought it was a slab of wood. I love that you made it with cement. It turned out great!

  4. That’s attractive, Kathy, but is it really heavy? Also, wouldn’t it be prone to flipping with the rope handles? Another question: What does it cost to make it?