Before summer ends, I have a few more projects I’ve been dying to share. And this easy summer project for a DIY ice cream holder is perfect for Labor Day weekend. So grab a wood serving tray (or a scrap piece of wood) and get ready for the last few weeks of of summer entertaining in just a couple of minutes.
You may remember seeing this ice cream cone holder in action from last week’s end of summer party. It was a last minute addition, when I realized we needed some kind of tray for the ice cream cones and I literally whipped this up in less than 10 minutes the day of the event. If you’re pretty decent with a drill, you’ll breeze though this project in no time.
Materials and Tools Needed
- scrap wood or wood serving tray / cutting board
- 2 table clamps
- 1/2 inch spade bit (or larger – depending on how low you want the ice cream cones to sit in the holes)
How to Make a DIY Wood Ice Cream Cone Holder
1. Determine how many holes you want to put into the wood you are using and how far apart you want the holes. Then, clamp down the wood to keep it from moving around while drilling.
2. Next, using a spade bit, carefully drill the holes for each cone. Sandpaper the inside of each hole if needed. Wipe away any debris and it’s ready to use. That’s it! So simple, right?!
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Photography Amelia Lawrence
Do you have any big plans for Labor Day next week?