10 DIY Christmas Tiered Tray Ideas to Decorate for the Holidays!
These holiday-tiered tray ideas are affordable and fun to make. They also make great handmade gifts and easy handcrafted items to make and sell at your next craft show.
1. Festive Fringe Ribbon Trees
Make these cute fringe ribbon trees in minutes. I picked green fringe but there are many other colors available.
Get all the details on how to make them here –> Festive DIY Cone Christmas Trees Decorated With Fringe Ribbon.
2. Miniature Wood Tumble Block Ladder
Buy a package of wood Tumbling Tower Blocks from Dollar Tree to make this cute ladder for your holiday-tiered tray.
I have a complete post with all the details on how to make them, here’s the link –> How to Make a Miniature Tiered Tray Ladder.
3. DIY Holiday Wood Signs – Free SVG Art
Make your own mini signs to decorate your tiered tray. If you have a cutting machine it’s easy to make your own signs. I have four free designs already sized for a 4″ sign, free to download in the supplies list below.
I’m using 4″ x 4″ wood blanks that I purchased on Etsy from the TatteredPine shop. These boards come sanded and blemish-free. If you’re handy though, you could pick up a pine wood board and cut it. You may even be able to get the hardware store to cut it for you!
Supplies: 4″x 4″ unfinished wood sign blanks, the free 4″ x 4″ Holiday Sign Art SVGs, paint and a brush, a cutting machine (I’m using a Cricut Maker), a standard grip mat, permanent or removable vinyl, transfer tape, scissors
Paint your wood boards any color you like. I used red and green acrylic paint. Next, upload the 4″ x 4″ Holiday Sign Art into Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio. Cut the art onto permanent vinyl and use transfer tape to place it on your signs.
4. Mini Holiday Crate
This crate is full of fun Christmas miniatures. I found the mini crate at Dollar Tree but you can get one at most craft stores. Stain or paint your crate, then add greenery and fill it with miniature treasures to display on holiday tiered tray!
5. Dollar Tree Gingerbread Houses
This is not a new idea but I thought I would share my Dollar Tree miniature house makeover with you. There are some awesome ideas on Pinterest using these little houses so I thought I’d give it a try and make a few gingerbread-looking ones.
To make them look like gingerbread, I painted each plastic house with Classic Caramel acrylic paint using a chip brush. It took a couple of coats and drying time in between. Then I went in with a small paintbrush and white acrylic paint to add accents to look like icing.
6. Wine Cork Christmas Tree
First, you’ll need to hot glue your corks together into a tree shape. Then, string bells onto the copper wire and begin wrapping it around the tree. I recommend not cutting the wire from the roll until you’re finished wrapping it around so you don’t cut it too short. Once you are done wrapping the wire, cut the ends with wire-cutting pliers and curl with needle nose pliers to finish.
7. Metallic-Painted Reindeer
I found plastic reindeer in the Target Dollar Spot and bought two for my tiered tray.
With a coat of spray paint primer and a couple of coats of metallic bronze paint spray, they’ve been transformed into sophisticated, high-end decor pieces!
8. Hot Cocoa Mini Pillow
Make a cute mini pillow using scrap fabric for your holiday-tiered tray! If you have a cutting machine, you can make this cute pillow in just a few minutes.
For details on how to make this pillow and get three more designs, visit –> Farmhouse Mini Pillows for Your Tiered Tray – Free SVG Stencils.
Learn how to make beautiful farmhouse signs from 2 x 4's!
Read More: DIY Farmhouse Wood Signs – Free SVG Files
9. Snow Globes
Pick up a few clear plastic mini bowls and a 5-inch clear plastic ornament ball from Dollar Tree to make mini snow globes! These small snow globes are adorable and they’re the perfect size to display on a holiday-tiered tray.
Get all the details on this easy holiday craft and more snow globe ideas here –> DIY Holiday Snow Globes.
10. Nostalgic and Thrifted Items
This idea is for my vintage-loving friends. If you have an antique store in your area or shop on Etsy, you can find all sorts of beautiful containers and vintage items to display on your holiday-tiered tray.
Here I used vintage tins and old-style holiday light bulbs that I picked up for a few dollars at my local antique store. Tins generally range from about $3 to $12 depending on their condition and age.
To decorate, I added holiday picks and a little pink deer ornament to one of the tins which I found at Target in their dollar spot. In the other, I added a candy cane that I picked up at Walmart.
Mix and match items and colors to create your own winter scenes!
Thrift Store Items to Look For…
- Colorful vintage glassware
- Holiday teacups and saucers
- Vintage ornaments
- Small tins and other containers
- Holiday figurines
- Cookie cutters
I hope you enjoy these Christmas Tiered Tray Ideas! If so, check out the links below with more holiday craft ideas to try.
Repurpose wood yardsticks into adorable holiday magnets!
Read More: DIY Holiday Ruler Box Magnets
MORE HOLIDAY CRAFT IDEAS:
- Rustic DIY Reindeer Garland – Free Printable Tags
- How to Make a Jingle Bell Wreath
- Reindeer Bean Bags – Free Pattern
- DIY Rustic Snowflake Coasters
Watch A Video
Link to the full tutorial here –> Wood Snowflake Decoration Made From Wood Shims