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Holiday Tiered Tray Centerpiece

Transform your fall tiered tray into a holiday tiered tray with this unique project idea. Use smaller crafts to decorate and fill with festive holiday spirit!

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Logo

At a Glance:

Project #15689 Skill Level: Intermediate

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk 9 Color Set - PROMOFAHDC

Number Needed: 1 $22.99
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FolkArt ® Brush Sets - Soft Grip - Wash Brush Set - 50603E

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
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Other Supplies

  • 2 old metal trays
  • 2 old wooden candle sticks
  • Large wooden doll head
  • Four small wooden doll head
  • Large nail or screw
  • Scrap block of wood
  • E6000 glue
  • 2 - 2 1/2" flathead drywall screws
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver


  1. Find the center of each trays.  Place tray on the wooden block and hammer the large nail through the center to make a hole.  Repeat with the other tray.
  2. Glue the large wooden doll head to one of the candlesticks. 
  3. Glue the four smaller doll heads to the bottom of the larger tray for legs.
  4. Paint all the pieces White Adirondack.  Allow to dry.
  5. Drill a pilot hole in the bottom and the top of the candlestick without the ball on top.  Place the hole in the bottom of the candlestick on top of the hole in the bottom of the bottom tray and screw it together.
  6. Line the top trays hole up with the hole in the top of the candlestick.  Screw the top tray into the top of the bottom candlestick.
  7. Glue the other candlestick in the middle of the top tray.
  8. Dry brush Castle all over the trays and candlestick to add a vintage look.


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Related FAQs

Yes, FolkArt Home Decor Chalk mixes easily to create any color you desire. Begin by mixing a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color first. Continue adding the darker color a little at a time until the desired color or value is achieved.

No, FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk is for indoor use only.

Yes, it is highly recommended that you seal your project to ensure maximum protection.
Use Wax to achieve a soft, smooth finish with your choice of Clear, Antique or White. Wax should be applied every 6-12 months or as needed for high traffic surfaces. It is for indoor use only. An alternative to Wax is Matte Varnish. Use this on heavily used furniture. It can be used for indoor or outdoor projects.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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