10 DIY Christmas Tiered Tray Decor Ideas

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Affordable and easy DIY Christmas-tiered tray decor ideas!

Make a few of these mini Christmas DIYs to decorate your holiday-tiered tray, to give as gifts, or to 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.

Photo of three DIY Fringe Christmas Trees on a round tray with a mint green deer ornament in front.
DIY Fringe Christmas Trees

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.

Finished ladder made out of tumble blocks from Dollar Tree shown on a white tiered tray with a mini green wreath for decoration.
Miniature Wood Tumble Block 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!

White tiered tray showing all four 4-inch DIY Holiday Wood signs. Free SVG art to make all four.
DIY Holiday Wood Signs

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.


Craftidly Designs Horizontal Ad for Flower Market Paris SVG.


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!

Miniature wood crate shown on a tiered tray filled with greenery and miniatures like pinecones, candy canes and a mini santa gnome ornament.

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.

Supplies used to make gingerbread houses.

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.

Tiered tray with painted Dollar Tree houses to look like gingerbread houses.
After – Dollar Tree Gingerbread Houses Makeover

Closeup of two of three Dollar Tree miniature plastic houses painted to look like gingerbread houses.
Closeup – Dollar Tree Gingerbread House Makeover

6. Wine Cork Christmas Tree

Grab some 16-gauge copper wire, small bells, a hot glue gun, needle nose, wire cutting pliers, and a few wine corks to make a stunning tree for your Holiday Tiered Tray.

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.

Miniature Christmas tree made out of 17 wine corks decorated with a string of red and green bells on copper wire.
Wine Cork Christmas Tree

7. Metallic-Painted Reindeer

I found plastic reindeer in the Target Dollar Spot and bought two for my tiered tray.

Paint used to make metallic reindeer for a holiday 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!

After – Metallic-Painted Reindeer

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.

Closeup photo of a finished mini pillow with the words 'Hot Cocoa' and a cup of cocoa with marshmallows on top.
Hot Cocoa Mini Pillow


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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.

Finished mini snow globes made with wood slices, mini plastic bowls and clear plastic bulb ornaments shown. Two shown, one with a snowman and faux snow and the other filled with mini bottle trees and faux snow.

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.

Tray filled with greenery, vintage colorful Christmas light bulbs, a Rumford Baking Soda can with greenery in it and a rectangular vintage Tetley's Tea container with greenery, faux snow and a small pink vintage looking reindeer in it.
Nostalgic Christmas Tray

I hope you enjoy these Christmas-tiered tray decor Ideas! If so, check out the links below with more holiday craft ideas to try.


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