Use dollar store items to make a fun tiered tray for St. Patrick’s Day. You can keep the cost low by adding fun accent pieces to your tray.
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I’ve seen lots of cute tiered trays that are made using dollar store plates, chargers, and stove top burner covers. I picked up a set of two covers at Dollar Tree to put my spin on making one.
Tiered Tray for St. Patrick’s Day
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You can’t beat the price of $1 for a set of two of these covers. Since they are different sizes they are just right for a tiered tray.
Before getting started, I pulled out my St. Patrick’s Day craft bin and sorted through looking for items I had on hand that I could use for decor for the tray.
Usually when I’ve seen these covers used for trays they are painted. But, I opted not to paint them since the flip side that I would be using was already white.
I used strips of shamrock ribbon around the rims of each tray, adding small dots of hot glue along the way. I’ve had this old candle holder that was a Goodwill purchase a while ago that was a good height for the pedestal between the two tiers.
Since the ribbon is wider than the cover, for the top one I flipped the cover as shown below and glued the ribbon around the rim.
The candle holder got a couple of quick coats of chalk paint. I measured to find the center of the covers and then used E6000 glue to attach the candle holder to both the top and bottom. I let the glue dry over night before continuing to work of the tray.
In my craft stash I found this leprechaun hat that I bought at Dollar Tree. I didn’t want a glittery, shimmery look for the tray decor, so I used a piece of sand paper to sand off the glitter before painting it with the same chalk paint that I used for the candle holder.
I painted both sides of the hat and flipped it over to decorate the back side of it with ribbon and a chipboard shamrock. I glued a small gold bead to the center.
To make it stand upright on the tray, I glued it to a shamrock coin that from my craft stash. The coins can be found at Dollar Tree.
I painted a small thrift store find plaque white and green and added self adhesive sticker letters to it. The shamrock is a cupcake topper.
I used another cupcake topper shamrock on a Dollar Tree hat. It’s hot glued in place.
A few years ago I used these mini jars from Dollar Tree as Favors for St. Patrick’s Day. They were filled with candy at each place setting. I filled one of them with gold beads from Dollar Tree to add to the tray.
Whenever I’m putting together the decor pieces for a tiered tray, I like to layer items onto the trays. For this, I began by adding strands of gold beads to both trays.
From there, it’s just a matter of adding in pieces with varying heights and textures to give the tray some symmetry. All of these items are Dollar Store purchases.
I had a strand of multi-colored beads in my stash. I cut the strand between the colors and added them to the bottom tier in a rainbow shape.
The finishing touch for my St. Patrick’s Day Tiered Tray was adding a ribbon shamrock. I made several of these when I was making these Easy DIY Shamrock Pins. This one is hot glued to the tray.
I’m happy with out this turned out and I love that most of it was put together using Dollar Tree items making it a budget friendly craft.
I’m displaying it on my wine rack in the breakfast nook along with the Dollar Tree Mason Jar Plaques that got a St. Patrick’s Day Makeover.
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Dollar Store Tiered Tray for
St. Patrick’s Day
Supply List for Dollar Store St. Patrick’s Day Tray
- Burner Covers
- Hot Glue
- Assorted Dollar Store St. Patrick’s Day Items
- Paint & Brush
Check out more Dollar Store St. Patrick’s Decor from the
Dollar Store Divas!
Michelle from Our Crafty Mom
Michelle from Michelle James Designs
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