DIY Double Tiered Tray - Life With Lorelai

DIY Double Tiered Tray

DIY Double Tiered Tray - Life With Lorelai


DIY Double Tiered Tray

Hi everyone!   A couple of weeks ago was my favorite day at the thrift store.  It was Buy One Get One Free Day.  I just had the best time, and I went back twice.  I found two plates that I made into a DIY double tiered tray!

These two plates were the perfect green for my home and were two different sizes.  And they were priced at $3 and $2.50; but, since I got one free I ended up getting both for $3.

In the Goodwill store last weekend I found this candle stick.  I knew that if it was cut down it would be perfect to add to the plates to create the double tier.  As you can see, it was a dollar.


Jeff cut it for me after I threatened to go out and cut it myself.  Ha!  Then it got a coat of white spray paint.


I distressed it a little and it looked like this.  Perfect!



This is how it would look with the candlestick on the larger, bottom tier.



We used E600 adhesive to glue the candle stick between the two plates.  It took a good 6 hours to completely set.  You need to be patient with this stuff.

But, the final result makes me happy!


I have always wanted one of these trays and a DIY Double Tiered  Tray is even better!

DIY Double Tiered Tray perfect for entertaining! #DIY #DoubleTiered #Tray

Because of the wooden middle piece, I won’t be putting in the dishwasher. I will even watch what I display on it, so that I can pretty much just wipe it off with a damp cloth.  I think it could be gently hand washed if it really needed it.

I hope you enjoyed this post and will stop by my blog at to see what else I have going on!

See you in two weeks!



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12 thoughts on “DIY Double Tiered Tray”

  1. That turned out great!! I’ve made them before with the plates and a candlestick from the Dollar Store. Inexpensive and fun to make for parties! 🙂 #HomeMattersParty

  2. See, I went out and bought one, but if I’d waited a little longer I could have made one, too! Great idea and very pretty. Thanks for sharing it! #HomeMattersParty

  3. I created a 2 tier tray for my cosmetics from a wine glass and plates, fun and feminine.
    Thanks for sharing your post on Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features!!

    Have a great weekend, Happy Mothers Day!

  4. That’s precious! And I had to laugh when you said you had threatened to cut the candlestick yourself! I gets lots of stuff like that done as well as my Mean Man would rather he handle those types of jobs (not that you and I aren’t completely capable). 🙂 Great job!

  5. What a great idea for thrift store finds. Tiered trays are so useful and this would be perfect for upcoming holiday parties. Stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty linky.

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