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Decorate a Tiered Tray With Dollar Tree Products

Here we are with one of my favorite regular posts. This is with my Dollar Store friends. Today we are going to decorate a tiered tray with Dollar Tree Products!

There are many ways to decorate or style a tiered tray but when you use Dollar Tree products you save some money and it still looks fantastic! That is our goal right?

I will show you everything that I used. There were just a couple of items that were not from the Dollar Tree like the buffalo check fabric and the mini pumpkins, but I will explain where I got them and they were not expensive at all!

If you LOVE Dollar Tree crafts and gifts then you are definitely in the right place.

My tiered tray all decorated with Dollar Tree products.

It ‘s a giveway!

At the end of this post is a giveaway! Be sure to scroll all way so you can enter.

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Decorate A Tiered Tray With Dollar Tree Products

Are you ready? Here we go!

Step 1: Gather your supplies

First you need your tiered tray. Mine was made from Dollar Tree items and you can find that post here.

My empty three tier tray ready to style for fall.

Larger items for balance

I like to use a coffee mug or some similar item on each tier to create balance. So I gathered three of them.

One was decorated with one of my SVG files!

Dollar Tree mug with my "Give Thanks" SVG cut file cut from vinyl and applied to the mug.

It’s all about the base

Fabric of some sort on the tiers creates a good base for the rest of the decor.

Little wood scraps to go under the fabric to keep the items from tilting on the plates.

Buffalo Check fabric goes on each tier to jazz it up.


I like to use some small Dollar Tree picture frames and add some printables.

One of my fall printables in a small Dollar Tree frame to adorn the tiered tray.

Then I like to add some greenery and /or organic things. For the fall tiered tray I am using some succulents from Dollar Tree, some fall flowers from Dollar Tree and some mini pumpkins and gourds that I got from a friend. They are so dang cute!

Succulents from the Dollar Tree to add to the tiered tray
Dollar Tree flowers to decorate the tiered tray
Mini pumpkins, one white and one orange that will be added to the tiered tray decor

And beads!

Finally…the beads. You cannot see a tiered tray these days without the cutest wood beads. Mine are not wood but I think I will make some soon.

These are some white beads I had in my bead stash! I think they look good.

Adding beads to a tiered tray is a must.  Mine are white and not wood but they will do.

Those are all of the major players for my fall tiered tray. Let’s start putting it all together!

Step 2: Start with the fabric and a focal piece

We are going to build from the ground up so we want to start by adding our buffalo check to the tiers. This fabric is from Walmart and I actually got it last year so I have had it a while.

There are some decorating “rules” to follow as well. Let’s go over those right now:

  • Add a focal piece – a larger piece to ground everything
  • Create balance – add some like items at opposite sides of the tiers
  • Sprinkle color – the colors in your items should blend but also be sprinkled throughout the tray
  • Try to add some decor to the back even if it is next to a wall.

The focal piece should be front and center. I don’t think it matters which tier it is on but I like to add it to the bottom.

These printables are the farmhouse fall version with SVG and DXF files. They are available now in my Etsy shop!

The large printable fits a 4×6 frame and when printed and framed becomes just the cutest focal piece.

Adding a focal piece framed printable in the center of the bottom tier.

Now we have a starting point.

Continue by adding the larger items first. For me that would be the coffee mugs. I choose three of them so I could add one to each tier on alternating sides to create balance.

I also added the small pieces of wood under the fabric for the mugs and other items. Otherwise they do not sit straight.

It is hard to see the top mug but it is there. The “give thanks” on the center mug is from the Farmhouse Tiered Tray digital downloads as well.

The next step is to add another printable and the succulents.

Adding more printables and the succulents to the tiers on the tray.

When I get this far I just start placing items until I thing it looks nice. I rearrange a lot until I have it right.

Adding pumpkins as filler to the back of the tiered tray

The fall flowers make great filler pieces where it needs a little something.

Adding filler with Dollar Tree fall flowers.

Another printable for the back to break up the group of pumpkins. I also added one earlier on the top tier with the cute bicycle mug.

The back of the tiered tray with pumpkins and printables

We are almost done with this fall styling. The last thing is the beads!

The finished tiered tray all cute decorated up for fall

I added them sort of messy on the bottom tier. They add a bit of white on that side that was needed.

So there we have it. We have decorated our tier tray with “mostly” Dollar Tree products.

What do you think?

The finished tiered tray in my living room for thanksgiving.
An up close shot of the Give Thanks SVG on the mug.
A close up view of the vintage truck farmhouse printable on the tray
A from the top view of the finished decorated tiered tray

Now check out the awesome Thanksgiving/Fall Dollar Tree posts from my friends. The links are listed below.

AND…if you love the Dollar Tree crafts, gifts and decor then head over to our Facebook group.

The Giveaway

My friends from the blogs listed above and I are hosting this giveaway for a $50 Dollar Tree gift card. Here are the details:

Giveaway begins October 30 and ends November 5. Winner will be notified by November 9 via email and the winner will need to provide a mailing address once they have been contacted no later than 5:00 pm (et) November 11. Gift card will be mailed to winner directly from Dollar Tree. Drawing is by random selection using the Rafflecopter widget. Must be 18 to win. Open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!


Before and after tiered tray decorated for fall.

Michelle James

Thursday 5th of November 2020

Michelle I love, love how you decorated the tiered tray. The buffalo check looks great and the succulents are so cute!


Sunday 8th of November 2020

Thank you Michelle! I love decorating it each month. I am so glad I made one.