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I love the rustic feel of this beautiful yule log tray from Maya of Maya*Made. Better yet, it’s a quick and easy project!

I have a new wooden tray. I just made it a few minutes ago and love it! The idea came to me as I gathered firewood to bring inside. I realized that a flat slab from a log would make a lovely rustic centerpiece for holding candles and such. The rounded underside needed a base to make it steady. Fallen branches from our kindling pile looked just right. I collected some supplies and whipped it up. The end result is so pretty that I might just enlist my kids to make some more for giving. That’s right… this is an ideal carpentry project for children (or woodworking novices) because there are very few steps and only two simple hand tools are needed.