One of the cheapest, most impactful projects is a simple 2-tiered tray diy made from Dollar Tree items.
They are SO easy and cheap to make.
This two-tiered tray cost me only $3 with items from Dollar Tree.
The great thing about tiered trays is their versatility.
Not only are they cute, but they’re super useful, too.
You can use them to serve food on a buffet table. You can use them as part of a centerpiece on your dining room table. You can use them to create a vignette as part of your home décor.
They are AWESOME and FAB!
Dollar Tree Simple 2-Tiered Tray DIY Supplies
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- From Dollar Tree
- Sturdy ceramic candle holder
- Wire basket*
- White spray paint
- Glue (I prefer E6000)
*Note: you can easily use aluminum cake plates or stovetop burner covers instead of these items. Really, if they can hold something, then you can make a tiered tray to suit your needs.
How to Make Your Simple DIY 2-Tiered Tray
Step 1: Paint the Two Tiered Tray Pieces
Looking at the three different pieces I picked up from Dollar Tree to make my easy 2-tiered tray, you can see that they are all white. But they are different shades of white. And one is more of an off-white.
So, I needed to paint them all the same color.
I chose to stay with white, because of its versatility and how I would be able to use it in multiple table settings in the future.
First I laid out a plastic drop cloth outside, on my grass.
It was a nice, non-windy day. So I figured it would be a great day for spray painting.
When you spray paint, be sure and do it outside, or in a well-ventilated room. Also make sure you have your work surface and surrounding areas covered with a drop cloth, or newspaper, as spray paint can travel further than you think.
I applied my first coat of white spray paint, let it dry, and applied a second coat. I then flipped over the pieces and painted the other sides.
Since the day was warm, the spray paint dried quickly and I was able to get it all done in no time.
Step 2: Putting the Two-Tiered DIY Tray Together
I’m telling you ~ this diy tiered tray project is SO easy!
Once all your tiered tray pieces are painted and dry, it’s time to assemble the Dollar Tree two-tier tray.
Use glue that will dry clear and has a strong hold. I prefer E6000. It’s awesome!
If you haven’t used it – you’ve gotta try it!
First, glue the “candle holder” to the bottom tray. Make sure it’s centered.
Wait for the glue to dry before adding the top tier (or the basket in my case).
Then glue around the top edge of the “candle holder” and attach the basket to it.
Voila! You’re done!!
Wasn’t that crazy fast and easy!
Isn’t making your own 2-tier tray pretty darn fun.
Just think of all the different combinations you can use to make other diy tiered trays.
Step 3: Add the Final Touch to Your DIY 2 Tiered Tray
Adding ribbon to this easy diy tiered tray really sets it apart from other tiered serving trays.
And the best part is you can switch out the ribbon based on the holiday or occasion, to match the party’s theme.
Check out how cute this easy DIY two-tiered tray looks on my Thanksgiving Day buffet table.
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