DIY Tiered Tray

diy tiered fruit tray
It’s always nice to work on a functional craft. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy crafting home decor pieces, but there’s a sense of real accomplishment when you put a project together that you will use day in and day out.

This is one of those crafts: the tiered tray. I’ve considered making one before, but didn’t know what I would use it for. I’m not a baker, so it wasn’t going to be used it for cupcakes or anything like that, which seems to be the most popular choice of food for these.

I do eat a lot of fruit though, so I thought it would be perfect for that! Apples, bananas (I know you’re supposed to hang them, but I never do), avocados, lemons, etc would be much better off on a tray than strewn across my counter.

My tray cost about $6 because I got all of the materials at the Dollar Store. Score! They’re prepping for Independence Day so they have a ton of cute plates and bowls with fun designs.

Want to make one? Keep reading.

DIY tiered tray materials

Tiered Plate Materials

  • bowl
  • 2 plates
  • super glue
  • 2 candle sticks


candle stick glued to place

Step 1: glue on the candle stick

Super glue one of the candle sticks to the center of the first plate.


candle stick glued to top plate

Step 2: layer the plates

Glue the second plate to the top of the candle stick.


layered plate craft

Step 3: add a second candle stick

Glue the second candle stick to the middle of the second plate.


Tiered Tray

Step 4: Glue on the bowl

Now, glue the bowl to the top of the candle stick.

Let it dry for about 24 hours before you put any food on it.


It’s a functional, easy craft right? I could take it to family reunions, parties, or wherever. All of the fruit or veggies could be layered on the plates and dip can go in the bowl. Oh, and the superglue is waterproof, so you can throw it in the dishwasher when you’re done.

Let me know what you think! What would you put on your tiered plate?

Happy crafting  😀


4 thoughts on “DIY Tiered Tray

  1. Nice. It is good for every day use. For top maybe some kind of a banana tree would be nice.

    Love you,

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