Don’t love to decorate for every holiday? I have a simple solution just for you! How about changing out a stacked tray instead? It is super easy, so simple, and takes very little time. And let’s face it, sometimes it is ALL about the simplicity when you have no time, a business to run, and a family to take care of! But I love decorating for holidays… so here we go! You only need a tray and some filler items to complete this look.
How to Create a Stacked Tray for Holiday Decorating
1- Pick up a stacked tray if you don’t already have one. I have found this one on zulily here ! Ps. Not only can these be used for home decor, but you can also utilize these for serving food dishes and parties and such. A great multi-use item!
2- Add candles. Candles are a great filler item. Place them on the different levels of your tray. If your candles sit too low you can stack them on top of something.
3- Add flowers. Flowers are a MUST on stacked trays. They create added texture and can bring in lots of color. You can also use artificial or real and achieve the same look. Again, these are great fillers!
4- Fill glass jars with candy. I found these heart candies at the dollar store last year… yup, they stay good for awhile! Dollar stores will also usually have containers or jars you can grab for super cheap. I find that it is always worth it to at least check there first because you can find some major steals.
5- Add figurines and other items. I added the Willow tree “I love you” doll, a house vase from the Hearth and Hand collection and a strand of wood beads. Layering items like these figurines and other pieces of different heights will create more dimension for the viewer.
6- Fill in with greenery. Added greenery will fill in the empty space and give a more complete look to your stacked tray. Also fill free to use greenery of different shades. You’ll get more variety if you can incorporate other green hues and textures.
7- Add our XOXO cutout painted in tickled pink milk paint. Also, having a main focal piece completes the look.
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To change things up a little I also added this heart with our anniversary date from Simply Inspired!
For St. Patrick’s Day I removed all the red and pink out and added a little more greenery and our lucky cutout!
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