Here are 15 awesome Fall Tiered Tray Decor Ideas that you can make with just a few craft supplies.
Get the complete tutorials along with a list of supplies to make everything from fall including a cute mini paintbrush scarecrow to faux caramel pumpkin apples!
Before getting started, be sure to measure your tiered tray and adjust the size of these crafts to fit! Mine is large with 7-8 inches of space between tiers. Smaller trays may only have 4-5 inches.
Fall Tiered Tray Decor Ideas – How-to Video
1. Fall Mini Cutting Board Sign
Grab a small charcuterie board to make this cute Fall Mini Cutting Board sign. I found this mini-cutting board at Target for $5! It’s 5″ wide x 10″ tall and it came in this rich, dark wood color.
If you prefer a lighter wood or need a smaller size, you can buy mini-cutting board blanks in craft stores or online, here are a few I found on Etsy.
To make the pumpkin, I painted a wood slice orange, glued on a green ribbon for a stem and free-hand painted vines. The wood cutout ‘hello fall’ came in a package of six fall sayings from Dollar Tree. If you can’t find wood cutouts, vinyl letters or letter stencils and acrylic paint would work too.
See the video above to see how we made this Fall Mini Cutting Board Sign.
2. Thumbtack Studded Pumpkins
Bling out foam pumpkins with metal thumbtacks. You can use spray paint or chalk paint mini foam pumpkins white (if needed). Next, push thumbtacks or decorative upholstery tacks into your pumpkin to create a design.
Experiment with different patterns to add a unique touch to your fall-tiered tray.
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3. Wine Cork Frame
You’ll need about 30 wine corks (more or less depending on the size of your tiered tray) to make this free-standing picture frame. Just hot glue the corks together and add twine or ribbon to hold a photo or Fall message.
If you need a little inspiration, download, and print these Free Fall Printables.
See the video above for more detail on how to make a free-standing cork frame.
4. Pumpkin Candy Jar
To make a pumpkin candy jar, simply cut the top off of a small foam pumpkin and glue it to a mason jar lid (or a small salsa jar like I did here). Fill it with candy and add it to your fall tray or make a few to give as gifts!
See the video above for more detail on how to make this cute pumpkin candy jar.
5. Mini Fall Leaves Topiary
This fall leaves topiary is a mini version of a slightly larger topiary that I made for a table centerpiece. To give this smaller topiary a fall feel, I decided to wrap the Styrofoam base with pages from an old book.
Link to the full tutorial here –> Easy Fall Leaves Topiary
6. Paintbrush Scarecrow
Grab your hot glue gun and a few supplies to make this cute paintbrush scarecrow. Here I used a 2.5-inch chip brush from the hardware store, a 1-inch (flat-sided) wood bead for the nose, 2.5-inch wide burlap ribbon for the hat, and a little raffia for the hair.
The supplies above are just to let you know what I used. Feel free to use a larger or smaller brush and cut burlap into strips if you have larger pieces on hand.
See the video above to learn how to make a paintbrush scarecrow.
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7. Faux Caramel ‘Pumpkin’ Apples
Turn small foam pumpkins into cute (fake) faux caramel apples to display on your Fall Tiered Tray!
To make them, you’ll need Mod Podge, Caramel color acrylic paint, small foam pumpkins, sticks, and faux sprinkles or chopped nuts (optional). I bought the faux sprinkles on Etsy and topped mine with sprigs of greenery to match the colors of my tiered tray.
Check out the complete tutorial here –> How to Make Faux Caramel ‘Pumpkin’ Apples
8. Thread Spool Garland in Fall Colors
Check out the video above to learn how to make Thread Spool Garland.
9. Birch Log Owl
I bought birch logs in the craft section at Walmart and used the largest log (in a set of three) to make this fun owl. The diameter of the log was about 3-1/2 inches.
To make an owl, cut a log down to size and angle the top. We used a chop saw but a miter box and hand-saw would work too. Next hot glue felt for the eyes, washers, and a felt beak and wings.
See the video above for more details on how I made this cute birch log owl.
10. Ball of Twine Pumpkins
This Fall tiered tray DIY couldn’t be easier. Add a stick or cork for a stem to the center of a ball of twine and decorate with ribbon, or faux leaves to make these fun rustic pumpkins!
11. Decorative Pinecone Acorns
Make a few pinecone acorns for your fall-tiered tray. Check out the full tutorial here –> Rustic Acorn Craft for Fall
12. Pumpkin Spice Sachets
Pumpkin spice-scented sachets only take a couple of minutes to make. They smell wonderful and make a great addition to any tiered tray.
Get the complete tutorial & free printable tags here –> How to Make Pumpkin Spice Sachets using Deco Mesh.
13. Mini Apple Crate
Pick up 1-inch-sized faux apples and a mini wood crate from Dollar Tree (or from the craft store) to make this easy fall decoration. I found mini apples at a local flea market but you can get them here on Amazon.
This adorable apple crate is the perfect size to use as a tiered tray decoration. Just paint or stain your crate (or leave it natural). Then add mini apples and a dollar store chalkboard sign to finish.
14. Apple Orchard Mini Pillow
Stencil onto scrap fabric to make a cute pillow for your Fall Tiered Tray! If you have a Cricut Maker or another cutting machine you can make this cute pillow in just a few minutes. Get the art for this Fall pillow and three other holiday designs.
Get the free SVG Stencil files and check out the full tutorial here –> Farmhouse Mini Pillows for Your Tiered Tray – Free SVG Stencils
15. Wood Block Signs
Make beautiful wood signs like these for your tiered tray and holiday decor! Check out all of the free designs and make them for each holiday.
Link to the full tutorial and free SVG stencil files here –> DIY Farmhouse Wood Signs – Free SVG Files
Love these fall-tiered tray ideas? Leave a comment below and let me know which DIY you liked most!