Make a Red, White, and Blue Tiered Tray using items from Dollar Tree. This is budget friendly and looks great for a 4th of July party.
If you’re planning a casual get together for Independence Day, a tiered tray is a fun way to display some small decor pieces.
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We’re hoping to have a small 4th of July get together at Gloria’s place. We’ll set it up outdoors and add some fun decor. This tiered tray will be perfect for the party.
Red, White, and Blue Tiered Tray
Have you seen these plastic trays at Dollar Tree recently? They were new to me and when I spotted them, I knew they would be great for a casual party.
You’ll need ribbon that is narrow enough to fit well into the slots of the rim of the tray. The ribbon is woven in and out of each slot.
For the bottom tier, I used red ribbon and was planning on using that for the top tier as well. But, I thought it needed some blue so I switched out the top row with blue starred ribbon.
The ends of the ribbon are hot glued with just a small dot of glue to keep them in place. The ribbon can easily be removed to change it out for different seasons.
I looked through my craft stash to find something to use as the center pedestal. After trying out several different items, I decided to use this thrift store find candle holder.
The glass votive holder was glued to the top of the metal. I used a blow dryer to heat it up and then it came off easily. The rim of the candle holder isn’t very smooth, so I knew I would need to come up with a good way to adhere it to the plastic trays.
Before I figured out how I would attach it, I gave it two coats of spray paint and one coat of clear finishing spray.
While it was drying, I sorted through items to find something I could use to help adhere the candle holder to the trays. Recently, I made a set of 4th of July Coasters using MDF blanks. I still have some of the blanks left, so I thought I’d try to use it for the tray.
I used Gorilla Clear Grip Glue to glue the blank to the bottom of the top tray and more glue around the rim of the candle holder. I let this dry overnight.
The bottom of the candle holder was smooth so it adhered well with the Gorilla Glue directly onto the bottom tray.
The items I used to decorate the tray are a combination of Dollar Tree items and clearance items that I bought last year after the 4th of July.
I added in a few different decor pieces and rearranged the items a few times.
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4th of July Tiered Tray from Dollar Tree Items
Supply List for Dollar Store Tiered Tray
- Plastic serving trays
- Hot Glue
- Candle Holder
- Gorilla Grip Glue
- Red Spay Paint
- Protective Finish Spray
- MDF Coaster Blank
- Decorative Accents
I love that this was such an inexpensive tiered tray to put together. Keeping seasonal decor budget friendly is always a win.
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