DIY a Junk Styled Tiered Tray
DIY a vintage junk styled tiered tray for fun and unique home and porch decor! Here’s a visual how-to along with a free tutorial printable.
Tiered trays are hot, hot, hot right now! You can find them in every shape, size and texture. Many are farmhouse combinations of galvanized metal and wood, but as usual, I like to make my own unique version;) I picked up this roll of vintage metal garden edging sometime ago and decided Mr. Fix-it and I could make our own version of this trendy decorating accessory. I wanted to enjoy this vintage goodness inside my house, everyday! If you love unique creations, here’s how to DIY a Junk Styled Tiered Tray.
I’m sharing this DIY project with a group of talented bloggers, hosted by Angie of Postcards from the Ridge. Each day is filled with a whole new theme of Christmas inspiration: Mantle and Tablescape ideas, DIY craft projects, Christmas trees and recipes. I can’t wait to feast on the goodness all week! I’ll have everyone’s links at the bottom; make sure to enjoy it all!
DIY a Junk Styled Tiered Tray
Tiered Tray How To in Pictures
I’ve written up a full tutorial with materials and hardware needed which is in my FREE Resource Library. I’ll have the info for you to grab it after I show you some of the how-to pics!
This 2 tiered tray was pretty easy to assemble, but I have to admit when I used it as a centerpiece the top tier was blocking my view of the guest across the table! The overall height of the two we made was 21″. If you’re using it as a centerpiece, you may want to vary the height of your spindles a little to adjust.
I won’t explain every step like I do in the PDF tutorial, but here’s the walk through in pictures:
(And if you’re thinking…ooh, cool table it’s sitting on, you can find it here: “From Vintage Roof Rack to Cool Coffee Table” )
(And yes, those are vintage feedsacks on the loveseat: “Adding Vintage Feedsacks to New Furniture Seats”)
The last step was distressing and finishing and then adding the awesome vintage garden edging. I just love this mossy green, and the coppery inside was a bonus! Here’s the big reveal:
Now for the fun part…styling it!
This Junk Style Tiered Tray is Fun to Decorate in Any Season!
A tiered tray like this would be the perfect accessory to fill with goodies for overnight guests, so I filled one of them with breakfast treats, along with cups and saucers. Wouldn’t you love to come down to this in the morning? Can you say Bed and Breakfast?
They’re really fun to pretty up for a centerpiece, too. There’s enough space to create a fun vignette, along with some candles for ambiance. Then when mealtime turns to game time like it does for our parties, you can easily and quickly clear the table!
This Junk Styled Tiered Tray is fun for garden-inspired decor styling, too, indoors and on the porch!
This DIY Junk Style Tiered Tray is a fun home and porch accessory anytime of the year! If you’d like the tutorial and access to all the free resources and seasonal printables I create, simply become a Lora B. Insider! I’ll send you a password to access my Resource Library whenever you like! You’ll also receive my weekly email, where I share all my latest creative projects and inspiration!
If you’ve been holding yourself back from buying one of those trendy tiered shelves, maybe it’s time to create your own! Gather some vintage treasures and DIY a Junk Styled Tiered Tray for yourself (or maybe for a handcrafted gift)!
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Monday – Christmas Mantel Ideas
Tuesday – Christmas Tablescape Ideas
Wednesday – Christmas DIY/Craft Project Ideas
Thursday – Christmas Tree Ideas
Friday – Christmas Recipes
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Love that this tiered tray is so festive. That green is gorgeous.
Thanks, Claire!I can’t wait to use it with vintage garden tools and plants!
This is so awesome. Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party! I pinned this! Hope to see you again this week!
Thanks for pinning, Sheri and thanks for hosting, too!
Love this fun idea, Lora! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!
Thanks for pinning, Cecilia!
What a neat tray! It will be perfect for displaying year round, I love it!
I love how you styled the tray. And it will be a staple piece to style all year. I love the edging, especially the copper on the inside. It is a great project, pinned.
Thanks, Debra! I kinda can’t wait to fill it with vintage garden goodies;)
That edging is gorgeous! What a great way to repurpose it!
Thanks, Maryann! I’ve been trying to come up with a way to enjoy it!
Wow…what a stunning tiered tray! You styled it absolutely beautifully. I love it with your brown and white transferware dishes, especially (I have a similar set, too). Merry Christmas!
Thanks, Kristi! I’m loving that new-to-me set of Friendly Village; so fun to use this time of year!
This is SO fabulous! I’m all about the upcycled elements and I love all the details on this, especially the edging! And your styling is lovely.
Thanks for your kind words, Randi;) Styling is my groove!
That is brilliant!! Love it! xo
Wow, you did a great job on the tray. I want that vintage garden edging. Sooooo jealous.
Thanks, Kathy! Now when you come across some in your treasure hunting, you’ll know to scoop it up!
Omg…thats super cute lora! I have some red metal edging… I think I must make one!
Red?? Lucky you! Yes, you totally have to make one & I want to see how it turns out!
What a great idea and so much prettier than the “bought” ones. I love that old edging and you decorated them beautifully. Thanks for all the good ideas.
Glad you liked it, Vikki! So many ideas, so little time;)
That turned out so beautifully, Lora! Such a wonderful way to use that great green edging!
Thanks, Linda! And I’ve still got plenty for future projects;)
This looks amazing and I love the two ways that you styled it. I love the china that you used on the tray and on your table. I also love how you used greenery under your plates or is it a faux greenery charger? You are going to enjoy using this project in all seasons!
I am really enjoying them, Paula! I might even have to make a smaller square version just for fun;) The greenery chargers are from Pier 1 and I love them! First bought them last year and went back for more this year. I should have an aff link on them (eventually). And yes, the Friendly Village set that is new to me is really fun this time of year!
Oh wow. I adore this project. That edging was a great find and I also love the green and copper colors. You styled it perfectly. And I happen to have those same dishes. Great minds think alike, right? Thanks for the tutorial and for joining the tour!
Thanks for including me in the tour, Angie! Fun to be part of a whole new group of creative women! I love the variety of projects and decor you rounded up! Great job!
Oh Lora, how I love that vintage garden edging. The color, the texture, what a find. Your vintage tiered tray turned out so great. Just like a Christmas tree. Also, I just wanted to say that I make tall centerpieces all the time. The thing is, we often like to serve our food family style anyway, so I just move the centerpiece when everyone sits down at the table.
That’s a great idea, Patti! And my daughter said the same thing, “It looks like a Christmas tree, Mom”. Maybe that’s why I was inspired to use the garden edging this time of year!