milk and cookies tray under a Christmas tree

Experiencing the magic of Christmas through the eyes of my four year old makes this time of year my absolute favorite! With 10 days until Christmas, she is already excited for Santa to visit, so we are getting ready for him with this cute DIY Santa milk & cookie tray. (A little sweet tooth bribery to solidify her spot on the nice list never hurt nobody.)

I used a workshop kit from Home Deport to make ours, but you could just as easily use a wooden tray from the Dollar Tree! Here’s how to make one:

What You’ll Need:

How To:

Step 1: Paint your tray whatever color(s) you’d like using acrylic paint. I had my daughter help me with this part. 🙂

Step 2: Find or make a cute decal with your cutting machine, or use letter stickers, stencils, or stamps! I found this cute picture off Etsy, and cut it out using white permanent vinyl.

Step 3: Once your tray is fully dry, transfer your design to your tray using transfer tape, and you’re done!

And because I know I’ll get asked, I couldn’t find this milk bottle to link it, but here is a similar one.

How can Santa not give Evie all the presents now; I mean c’mon..!

Thanks for checking out this project, and if you decide to make your own DIY Santa Milk & Cookie Tray, please share with me by tagging me on IG (@threedaughtershome) or emailing me a pic — I would love to see how yours turn out! And for more Christmas posts, check out my DIY stocking tags and Evie’s pink princess tree! It’s as adorable as it sounds. 😇

Merry Christmas, everyone!


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