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Valentine’s Day Tiered Tray Decor

My Valentine’s Day Tiered Tray Decor is the perfect way to add a little extra love to your home this Valentine’s Day. You’ll fall in love with how easy it is to accomplish a similar Valentine’s Day look in your own home!

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I have some fun Valentine’s Day Decor inspiration to share with you. I have already shared my full Valentine’s Day coffee bar and bar area but I wanted to hone in on my favorite piece from the finished product…

My Valentine’s Day Tiered Tray Decor! To say I’m in love with it would be an understatement…

I purchased my galvanized metal two-tiered tray back in September or October from Marshalls and have had a blast updating it with something different for all the holidays and seasons since. You can see it in full action for Halloween and fall by clicking the links.

Call me crazy, but I enjoy the challenge of creating new looks for this two-tiered tray for different holidays. It just amazes me that if done correctly, that one small space can make such a huge impact in your home. 
Valentine's Day Tiered Tray Decor

If you’re someone who enjoys the happy and festive feel of decorating your home for the different holidays or seasons but doesn’t have the time or want the hassle of going all out, this is definitely your answer. I highly recommend trying your hand at making a tiered tray holiday display to curb that decorating bug inside of you!

By following the steps below, you’ll be on your way to creating the best Valentine’s Day Tiered Tray Decor you’ve ever seen. Are you ready?

Valentine’s Day Tiered Tray Decor

Begin by purchasing a tiered tray. There are so many different kinds available these days so you’ll have zero problems finding one you love. I purchased mine from Marshalls, but you can pretty much find them anywhere these days including Target, Walmart, and of course, Amazon. 

If you’re crafty, try making your own tiered tray using Dollar Tree supplies for a more cost-effective choice!

Decide what the purpose is for your tiered tray. Will it be strictly for decorative purposes? Or will your tiered tray serve a purpose as ours does? Knowing the purpose behind your tiered tray will ultimately help guide you in the direction of what you’ll need to purchase moving forward. 

Case in point, I always look for seasonal items that are not only decorative but also functional. Because my two-tiered tray is housed in my coffee bar, I like to find things like fun coffee stirrers or containers to hold sugar packets to place in my tray. 

If your tiered tray decor is solely for decorative purposes, there’s no need to worry about this. Hopefully, that helps explain the importance of determining the purpose of your tray.

Valentine's Day Tiered Tray Decor

With your tray purchased and your purpose defined, it’s now time to start buying the items you’ll need to pull your look together. 

Ideas of items to buy for your tray:

  • Material to cover the bottom of your tray. I personally like to hide the bottom of my tray by purchasing materials such as Spanish moss, fake blanket snow, or shredded crepe paper. Not only does the material hide the bottom of your tray, but it also adds some height to the materials you place inside your tiered tray. Height is especially important with tiered-trays like mine that have sides to them.
  • Dish towels, tassel beads, or other items that can drape over the sides of your tray. It adds an extra “wow” factor to your final product.
  • Small or tiny signs for the season. For this Valentine’s Day tiered tray, I was lucky enough to find a heart-shaped plate that says, “Love you more than candy”. 
  • Additional seasonal items of varying heights and sizes. Examples would be glass canisters, shaped boxes, hearts, snowmen, pumpkins, etc. (depending on the season). Purchase these items in the color scheme you are wanting to achieve.
  • Filler pieces like succulents, flowers, and greenery are perfect to add to sparse areas. Also purchasing seasonal picks or fillers found at places like Dollar Tree or the Target Dollar Spot help to pull your overall look together. 

Valentine's Day Tiered Tray Decor

The hardest tiered tray to decorate is always your first tiered tray. I say this to you from experience because I’ve been there and done that multiple times due to buying new trays over the years. 

The good news is that the best thing to do to help you through your first tiered tray is exactly what you’re doing right now. Searching for examples of how others style their trays is always where I start too. You’re on the right track!

Use the advice I gave above to help you determine what to purchase for your tiered tray decor. Once you have everything you need, it’s just a game of switch-a-roo until you find a display that is visually appealing to the eye. I most definitely don’t just put a tray together in one shot…I spend a good amount of time moving items around until I’m happy with them.

Valentine's Day Tiered Tray Decor

When you’re finally happy and finished with your first tiered tray decor, I highly recommend that you take a picture of it. Having a picture to refer back to will help you immensely for future tray decor. Once you can see how items fit on your tray, you can more effectively switch out items of similar shapes and sizes for the next season or holiday you plan to decorate for.

If you’re really smart, you can even find staple items that are neutral enough to always stay on your tiered tray regardless of the season you’re decorating for!

I must say, this Valentine’s Day Tiered Tray Decor was a blast to put together. I hope it inspires you to want to add a little extra love and hearts into your home this Valentine’s Day too. I know you can do it and I’m here to cheer you on!

Valentine's Day Tiered Tray Decor

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  1. This is absolutely darling! Such fun ideas to do with a 2-tiered tray and so very colorful! And your idea of taking a picture is genius. That’s where I always go wrong–decorate the house and then forget to take pictures that will help me remember where to put everything the following year. I also admire your energy to decorate something spectacular for every holiday. So fun & inviting! Thanks for all the inspiration!

    1. You’re always so kind!! Sometimes I surprise my own self with the energy I have for decorating. I enjoy the decorating more than the clean up though 🤣

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