DIY: Washi Tape Entertaining Tray

I had so much fun last Saturday morning, hosting a DIY workshop with West Elm Palo Alto. Brainstorming a simple Washi Tape project, we came up with an easy way to customize their White Lacquer Tray (buy here), part of their Lacquer Office Collection, making an adorable versatile home decor piece. What I love about an entertaining tray is that it can serve so many purposes in the home, transitioning with every re-model. Having a small tray collection of my own, I use them for more than the conventional option of serving drinks at parties. I stage desserts or flowers with them, showcase my jewelry or makeup on my dresser, and even use them to keep my office supplies in one place and organized.

One of the things I loved most about this DIY was its no fuss 1-2-3 execution. For those who have never used Washi tape, it is great for those "oops" DIYers, like myself, for the adhesive is very forgiving, allowing for re-dos without sticky consequences.

Day of event we used the finished tray to create a sweet celebration set-up with some delish SusieCakes baked goods, paired with some cute mocktails we created with a West Elm Palo Alto exclusive in-store only buy, P&H Soda Co. cream syrups. Make sure to stay tuned to my blog for my next event!

Cupcakes c/o SusieCakes Menlo Park  /  P&H Soda Co. c/o West Elm Palo Alto
West Elm White Lacquer Tray (buy here)
West Elm Bird Dessert Stand (buy here)
West Elm Paper Table Runner (buy here)


1. West Elm Lacquer Tray
2. Washi Tape
3. X-Acto Knife
4. Mod Podge
5. Sponge Brush


1. Wipe down your tray for a clean surface
2. Create your Washi Tape Pattern
3. Cut excess edges with X-Acto Knife
4. Add a thin coat of Mod Podge to seal tape
5. Allow to dry