Craft Trends – Tiered Tray Décor

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Tiered trays decorated with seasonal items are a fun way to display crafted projects throughout the year!

After downsizing into a smaller house this year, it became clear that I wouldn’t have room for lots of large projects in the future. Tiered trays offer a place to display smaller projects each season. A search of tiered tray décor on Pinterest revealed loads of ideas – most with a farmhouse or shabby chic vibe. Since my house has neither, my trays are a bit different.

My Thanksgiving Tiered Tray Décor

Tiered trays are usually two or three round trays of some type with a central pedestal. I purchased a version with two rectangle trays on etsy.com. There are also ideas for other types of tiered trays and DIY instructions for making your own on Pinterest.

You can purchase premade items for the trays locally and online – such as stacked books with words on the spine, short garlands of round beads or felted balls, mugs, small signs, small plants, etc.

My Christmas Tiered Tray

I decided to add things made by me as much as possible – focusing on needle felted projects – my new favorite craft. You may recognize my needle felted hedgehog on the lower tray –  with his needle felted Christmas hat. He is going to show up each season. Mr. and Mrs. Santa are on the top shelf.

My Winter Tiered Tray Décor

Quilled snowflakes add a wintery element – as do the pinecones, mini logs, and frosted spruce branches.

My Valentine’s Day Tiered Tray Décor

Pink crinkle shred with red hearts add a festive touch to the trays. Other seasonal items include the wood LOVE sign painted with white acrylic paint, a pom pom garland, red faux flowers in a vase, a needle felted unicorn, Kim’s Ombré Valentine’s Day Tree, and three red books.

For Thanksgiving and Christmas, I purchased stacks of three painted books with words added to the spines. Not wanting to buy three more decorated books each month or season, I went to a used book store to find my own books – hoping I could make changeable book covers. I found three miniature pristine Sherlock Holmes books. Since they were red, I left them uncovered for Valentine’s Day – but I will try adding covers for the spring, Be sure to check back!

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