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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I Made aTiered Tray

I have wanted a tiered tray for quite some time.

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This tiered tray was created for under $15.

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For this project you will need two trays of graduated sizes (HomeGoods), a wooden candlestick (Michaels) and 3 small mini wooden candleholders (Hobby Lobby). Remember to use your coupons!

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Remove any embellishments that you don’t want off of the tiered tray with scissors. Pull out the metal insert of the candlestick using a pair of pliers.

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Simply screw the remaining pieces together. (Let me take a moment for a shout out to my main man, Mr. Decor, for contributing to this part of the project. :)

The mini candleholders are used as “feet” underneath the bottom tray. You can eliminate this step if you want the tray to sit directly on your table.

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Two even coats of Heirloom White spray paint help to unify the pieces.

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I waited a full two days for the tiered tray to dry before decorating it.

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It’s such a fun way to add seasonal flair to any room.

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The tiered tray is currently in the dining room but that could change next week. They work beautifully in almost any space.

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Here’s a close up of other autumnal touches in the space.

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The doily banner was originally used on the Jane Austen inspired Valentine mantel. 


But by adding a few leaves with the aid of some mini clothespins it was transformed for fall.

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For some of the longtime eagle eyed DTA readers the leaves were also a repurposed project that you can see HERE.

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But back to the tiered tray…it sure makes me happy!!!

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I’ll be sharing how to make the patchwork napkins on Monday.

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Do you have a tiered tray?


Kathy Moreland said...

So beautiful! I love your tray, and just might make one before too long!! I'll be joining your party. Can't wait!!

Lynn Bean said...

Very pretty! I too made a tray using wire baskets from the dollar store. This has been a lot of fun. Will join the link up and will tweet.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Neat project and very creative tray! Beautifully decorated, too! Thanks to you and the other lovely TOH hosts for the Tier Extravaganza! :) ~Rhonda

Lisa said...

Great job on your tray and your beautiful fall decor!

My thrift store addiction said...

So pretty, Laura! I love your mostly neutral tray--I use neutrals for fall everywhere except the kitchen ;) Thank you for hosting! said...

I am so impressed that you made your stand Laura, and I love the white. You are going to have a lot of fun with your creation, and all your fall vignettes are lovely-

lynn cockrell said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Laura! Everything is wonderful and I especially love the tiered tray. Beautiful job on that and I'm so glad you shared how to make it!

Stacey said...

I love that you built a tray, Laura. Everything looks so pretty at your house. :)

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

What a great DIY project! It turned out so well! I'm so pinning this! said...

Wow! That is very impressive Laura. Love the tray you made. The banner is fun, too.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Such a great idea, Laura! Thanks to you and the other ladies for hosting this great party! How fun!

Susan Freeman said...

Oh my ~ love your tray! I want to make one now too! Thanks so much for the fun party, and could you do me a favor and send the ice cream truck down to my neighborhood???

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jean | said...

Laura, I love your tiered tray! How clever you are! All the links look enticing. I didn't manage to do a project for the party, but I'm going to enjoy looking at everyone else's.

September Violets said...

Your tiered tray looks wonderful! I like that you made the tray yourself with simple elements, and the white spray paint makes it look like you bought it just like that. It looks great on the dining room table, and all your other fall embellishments in the room really complete the picture.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love your tray, how fun and what a great idea. Looks amazing with your fall decor.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Toutes mes félicitations pour la réalisation de ce plateau à étage.

Gros bisous 🌺

Liz Hockamier said...

Love it! :)

Nancy's Notes said...

What a striking tray, it's so pretty! What a fun party!

Sheryl992 said...

I love your tiered tray the best. I love the wire sides to it and I love the color of it. There are a lot of nice ones on the blogs but I do love yous best.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a great project and I love how it all came together with white paint! It is so perfect for any season. Just lovely!

bj said...

AHHH, I LOVE your tray. You are so smart and now I want one just like it..xoxo
I just loved this party and am looking forward to what you have cooked up for us to do next...such fun..oxo

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

Your trays are lovely! I like the combination of items you have in the display. Such a fun party!
Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura, love the gorgeous tiered tray you created. It looks beautiful in your lovely styled home. Such an inspirational party sharing all the wonderful ways to style the trays. I have one and must get busy!!
Have a great rest of the week. xo

Terri Steffes said...

Sigh, I missed the link up. Good grief. I did the post, though and I love the one you made. It has been a lot of fun doing this. If you do a Christmas one, I'm in!

Bloggymom said...

What a neat try!!! Looks like it was fun to make.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your tiered tray looks so pretty, Laura, and useful, too. I don't have one, but seeing all these pretty ones is making me want one! Thanks for sharing.
P. S. Your napkin looks so pretty draped over the side. I need to use the one that I made for the Sweet Tea Challenge!

Auntie Em said...

Your tray is sooo awesome and I love that you painted it white. I can see this popping up for some gorgeous Christmas and winter displays in a couple months. :)
And your leaves are so pretty. I like how your re-purposed them. In fact they are pictured in your link on my blog with the pretty white pumpkins in your cabinet. LOVE!
Thanks for sharing! Cheers :)

Sabrina T said...

This looks so beautiful Laura! I have been looking into buying a tray but after seeing this diy I will try to make one myself! Thank you so much for sharing

Jennifer Dawn said...

Beautiful! I love how this turned out. We'd love to have you share this at our weekly link party. Hope to see you there!

Intelligent Domestications said...

It's beautiful and you made it look really easy to make. This post is Featured at the new Merry Monday party starting tonight. You were our most visited link! Congrats! Can't wait to see what you've been up to next.