Creating a Fall tiered tray can be a walk in the pumpkin patch – a fun walk to find the perfect shapes, size and colors. These tips and tricks will help!
Tiered Trays Are Multiple Levels of Vignettes Waiting To Happen
A tiered tray usually has two or three levels that need to be decorated. They will be decorated separately but in relation to each other. Let’s walk through that!
What’s A Vignette?
A vignette (in the decorating world) is a small, carefully chosen display made up of a group of objects. That grouping is displayed on a shelf, a table, or elsewhere in the home. You may be creating vignettes in your home and not even realize it!
Make Your Trays Relate to Each Other!
You can make your tiered tray eye pleasing by repeating colors, textures and objects throughout. Another way to do this is simply by the items you place in the trays. It can almost be like a treasure hunt to see what is tucked in and throughout your tiered tray levels.
In this tiered tray the colors white, brown and orange are repeated through the levels in the different vignettes I created. I used small white pumpkins, candlesticks and a pig place card holder with a Fall and Autumn Fun Flashcard to continue and scatter the color white in a zig zag pattern through the tiered tray. Orange pumpkins and flowers and the color brown in the amber bottle as well as the shoe and mini frames also help the eye move throughout and make it pleasing to look at.
Items To Look For To Make The Best Tiered Tray In The Patch
While thrifting, junking and shopping in my favorite stores I look for these items to keep on hand to style my tiered trays –
- small signs – Big Lots has a great selection of these and check out this post to make your own
- cupcake stands – I have linked up some cute ones I like in Feather Your Nest
- small floral sprays – Dollar Store is great for these
- small objects that fit your home décor (I’m always on the lookout for birds, farm animals, and country décor)
- small to medium jars, vases, pitchers and bottles
- small boxes and books
- Vintage Flashcards – the ones in Twigs & Fluff are perfect
In this tiered tray I used a few of my favorite things. The small berry sprigs are scattered throughout which I bought on spring clearance and use year round. That’s why I shop year round for my holiday décor! Small wooden crates from the dollar store are used to lift items and create height. The green glass bottle helps to continue the color of the minty green pumpkins throughout. And the deep purple flowers are unexpected and continue the color of the vintage truck on the top tier.
How Do I Create The Best Tiered Tray in The Patch Without A Tiered Tray?
Stack cake stands to create a faux tiered tray! My favorite tiered trays (including ones where the base unscrews for easy storage – can I get a hallelujah from the back?!) are in Feather Your Nest.
Sprigs, succulents and pinecones were the theme for this tiered tray. Since I used the large pumpkin on top I didn’t have much room to create vignettes on this fall centerpiece. Another idea for a fall centerpiece is can be found here and see how I am painting all my pumpkin stems here.
How Will You Create The Best Tiered Tray In The Patch?
I hope this inspires you to decorate your tiered tray for the fall season and every other day of the year. I hope it helps you to know what to purchase to fill your tiered tray and make it the best in the patch!