How to Make a DIY 3 Tier Stand for Cheap

How to make a DIY 3 tier serving tray

This is one of my favorite space-saving ways to display food for a party or gathering. This DIY 3 tier stand is so easy to make yourself and very inexpensive too. You can create them for around $5 and pick colors to coordinate with your party theme or just make one for any occasion!

One of the best places to gather inexpensive materials for this project is from Dollar Tree. They have a large selection of plates (both stoneware, glass, and plastic) and candlestick holders, all for a dollar.

How to Make a DIY 3 Tier Serving Tray

DIY 3 tier stand materials


DIY 3 tier serving tray measuring

Step 1. Prep Work

Find the center of the two top plates (both top and bottom of the plate) by using a tape measure. Mark the center with a washable marker or something you can remove or erase.

You can paint the candlestick holders by using spray paint if you desire them a particular color. Just make a few light coats over the candlestick.

For the best results, don’t paint the very top and bottom of the candlestick where the glue will contact the surface. The paint could affect how well the candlestick bonds to the surface of the plate.

Making a DIY tiered serving tray

Step 2. Putting the DIY 3 Tier Stand Together

Start by centering the bottom of the candlestick holder over the top middle mark of the bottom plate, then glue it to the top of the plate. Let it dry before moving on.

Next, glue the top of the candlestick to the bottom of the middle plate, being sure to center it over the center mark you previously placed on the bottom of the plate. Allow it to dry and repeat this process for the remaining plates.

Finished DIY 3 tier stand

Step 3. Display Something!

You can now arrange your refreshments on the DIY tiered tray. You could also use it to hold jewelry and cosmetics in a bathroom or dresser.

For party favors at a party, the options and uses are endless! Here are some recipe ideas to try if you’re displaying food for a party:

DIY 3 tier serving tray with muffins and cookies on it

DIY 3 Tier Stand Decorating Tips

I have seen some of these used in themed parties using plates that are the colors of the party theme. You could also embellish the edges with draped beads or glued on sparkles, or, for boys, you could glue or place on lego action figures that match the theme of the party.

You can also just leave it as it is if you want a simple, elegant look. 🙂 There are so many options and different ways to make your DIY serving tray look amazing and unique!

Don’t have time to make your own DIY 3-tier serving tray?

That’s totally understandable! Luckily you can purchase them for a pretty good price on Amazon. Here’s a really cool one that I found:

3 tiered stand

Chef Buddy 3-Tier Square Glass Buffet and Dessert Stand

How to make a DIY 3 tier stand for cheap

Types: Crafts, Adult, Teen
Categories: Decoration, Frugal, Inside The House, Mothers Day, Spring, Valentines

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