Selasa, 02 Desember 2014

DIY Three Tiered Tray

Hello! Hope everyone is doing well! I have an easy and inexpensive diy for you today. I've been drooling over those farmhouse style galvanized three tiered trays online, but most of them were upwards of $100 and that was not going to happen. 

So, here's what I came up with...

Can you guess what it's made of? Cookie tins!!!

Here's what happened. While browsing Instagram the other day, I came across a diy tray from Courtney at Golden Boys And Me. I'm telling ya...I've gotten so much inspiration from IG lately! Anyway, she used cake pans for hers, but I didn't have any extras and I didn't want to pay for new ones. I even checked Walmart and the cheapest one there was $8 for the smallest size and the bigger ones were about $10 and $12. 

So, I went to Michael's hoping to be inspired to use something less expensive. That's when I came across the cookie tins in various sizes, along with some wooden candlesticks. They also had the sterling silver spray paint on sale!

Here's what I bought...

The cookie tins were $3, $2, and $1.50 and the candlesticks were $3.50. I think the paint was on sale for about $4. I was able to use some coupons so my total cost was about $15. 

Here's a closer look at the wooden candle sticks. 

And here's the paint I used.

I started by priming everything. I was out of primer, so I used Heirloom white spray paint. 

After a quick coat of that, I painted everything silver and glued it all together with E-6000.

Here's a pic I put on Instagram of the before and after...

three tiered tray using cookie tins and candle sticks

Then the fun began and I got busy decorating it for the holidays. :)

Remember my Christmas mugs I got for .95 cents at Crate and Barrel? I put one in the top tray and filled it with miniature candy canes. 

crate and barrel woody mug with christmas tree

In the middle tray, I put some Christmas napkins, a "Noel" door hanger, and one of my mom's gingerbread ornaments she purchased from Montgomery Ward way back in the 70's. :)

Then in the bottom tray, I just scattered some ornaments, silver jingle bells, and a cranberry stocking ornament. 

 We got out all our Christmas decor the other day and I can't wait to share it  with you! You can see a peek at my gingerbread/candy cane tree in the kitchen below. I put up 4 trees again this year. :)

three tiered tray

I'm so happy with how this turned out! Not bad for $15, huh? I've also seen people use pie tins for this and that looks cute as well! I think I'll have fun styling it for different holidays. 

 Thanks so much for stopping by!


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