A Tiered Tray for Christmas

My favorite tiered tray is back again, this time decked out as a tiered tray for Christmas. Most of my holiday decor this year falls into what I’m calling “Rustic Woodland”.

I’ve decorated with mostly neutral colors with pops of red, and embellished with elements reminscent of a woodland forest–lots of greenery, red berries, and cardinals mixed in.

I wanted my tiered tray to have that same vibe.

A Tiered Tray for Christmas with red cardinals.

How to Make A Tiered Tray for Christmas

The bright red cardinals are the stars of this show. They are actually a salt & pepper set that I got for 50% off at Hobby Lobby. I love how they work here in this tray, but I may also use them as actual s/p shakers for a table setting at some point. I love things that serve more than one purpose.

A Tiered Tray for Christmas with greenery and pops of red.
A Tiered Tray for Christmas with red buffalo plaid.

The mini houses remind me of a little Christmas village. The houses and cupcake pedestals also came from Hobby Lobby, and get reused in many of my tiered tray designs.

A Tiered Tray for Christmas with red cardinal salt and pepper shakers, mini houses from Hobby Lobby.

The snow-dusted mini potted plants are yet another Hobby Lobby find, and were intended to be place card holders for a table setting. I just pulled the little rings for the table cards right now, and now they work perfectly for this tiered tray.

To add a little more of the red pop of color, I wrapped a little bit of buffalo check ribbon around each one.

I like the muted, natural colors, with just a few splashes of red. It works so well with the rest of my holiday home decor.

A Tiered Tray for Christmas with brown grocery bag coverd books and pine codes for neutral colors to balance the brights.

The mini wood “Peace” sign adds the finishing farmhouse touch.

A Tiered Tray for Christmas filled with tiered tray holiday home decor.

You can see my other seasonal tiered tray designs HERE.

Happy Decorating,

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Farmhouse Tiered Tray

Red Cardinal Salt & Pepper Shakers

Peace Wood Sign

Mini Christmas Faux Plant

Buffalo Plaid Ribbon

Natural Pine Cones Dyed White 

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16 thoughts on “A Tiered Tray for Christmas

  1. I too like the muted colors with just a splash of red but it seems like I go overboard each year. Then I don’t like it. Then I see something like you did and could kick myself for doing it. Then I swear next year will be different. Then it’s not. :/ Love your tiered tray. Can you believe I still don’t have one. Yours makes me want one. Thank you for linking up at the Farmhouse Friday Link Party. Hope you have the bestest Friday!

    1. Haha, the struggle is real! I kept wanting to do “all white and ivory” some year, because my home is decorated in all neutral colors, but most of my favorite and sentimental Christmas decor has reds in it, and when I think of not setting it out, I get sad. I’m thinking maybe next year I will decorate the basement family room (where the pool table, bar, and giant TV is) in reds, and do my upstairs in whites. We shall see what happens!

      Anyway, thanks for your kind comments. I adore ALL of your decor, so I think you’ve made NO mistakes!


  2. Gorgeous tiered tray decorated for Christmas. I love your combination of natural winter elements. I would use this all winter with a few changes after Christmas.
    Merry Christmas,

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