Monday, December 16, 2013

DIY Tutorial: Tiered Stand + Free Printables

Hello Friends!
Today, I am sharing an easy tutorial on how to create a tiered stand that can not only hold desserts but can also be an organizational stand for all of the little things that might be cluttering your office desk.  With just a few inexpensive materials, you will have a Pottery Barn worthy tiered stand in no time at all.

The DIY Tiered stand is so easy to make and incredibly inexpensive.  It's perfect for displaying holiday decor and sweets.  The stand would also be an excellent piece to keep craft supplies organized and would add a pretty touch to any office or craft room.

Tiered Stand - a DIY Tutorial

  • 3 Wooden Nesting Trays
  • Spindles or Candle Sticks (I used metal candle sticks that unscrewed to create different lengths)
  • Spray Paint
  • Fine Grain Sand Paper
  • All-Purpose Glue
  • Optional - knobs and/or dowel feet

Step 1:
Spray paint all of your materials that will be used for the tiered stand i.e. trays, candlesticks etc.  I recommend at least two coats of spray paint.  Allow to fully dry.

Step 2:
Using your fine grain sand paper, gently sand over any rough patches on your trays until smooth.  To achieve a distressed look, simply sand until some of the natural color of the wood comes through.

Step 3:
If adding legs to your tray, squeeze glue onto the bottom of one of your dowels and place onto the bottom side of your largest tray.  Repeat this step for each dowel leg that you would like to add to your tray.  Set aside to dry.  Once dry, squeeze glue to the bottom of a candlestick/spindle and place in the center of your tray.  Set aside to dry.

Step 4:
Take your middle tray and squeeze glue to the bottom of one candlestick/spindle and place in the center of the top side of the tray.  Squeeze glue to the top of the candlestick/spindle and gently set your last tray on top.  Set aside to dry.

Step 5:
Squeeze glue to adhere knob to the top of the shortest candlestick/spindle.  Once adhered, squeeze glue to the bottom side of the candlestick/spindle and place in the center of the top tray.  Set aside to dry.

Step 6:
Take your largest tray and add glue to the top of the candlestick and gently place the middle and top trays onto the candlestick/spindle.  Set tiered stand aside to dry for 48-72 hours.

Once your tiered tray is completely dry, add holiday decor and desserts.

Click HERE for DIY Holiday Crackers Tutorial

We are offering our Chevron Christmas Tags as a free printable to our readers and fans.
Simply email me at and I will send you the file.

Leave me a comment letting me know your favorite way to display holiday decor.


  1. This is pretty genius! Cannot wait to try this tutorial out. Thanks a lot for sharing! ♥


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