$59 Pottery Barn Dupe Tray for $2!

Welcome back friends! I’m so glad you’re here today for the easiest home decor tutorial ever. I don’t know about you, but I love baskets, tiered trays, and pedestal trays because they’re great to store your everyday items on, while making them look like part of your decor. However, I don’t like the price of them! I really liked this simple pedestal tray from Pottery Barn, but I did not like the $59 price tag. That seemed outrageous, especially because I knew I could make one for $2. Let me show you how you can make a DIY tray from Dollar Tree items and how to style it this season.

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Picture of the Pottery Barn tray that we are recreating from Dollar Tree items.

Supplies for a Pottery Barn Dupe DIY Tray:

  • charger- Dollar Tree only had silver chargers at my store, but you can grab whatever color they have.
  • bowl
  • white flat or chalk spray paint- I used Rust-oleum white linen chalk paint.
  • E6000
Pottery Barn dupe DIY tray styled for fall in the kitchen with a brown vase with metal leaf holding wood utensils, an "Autumn leaves & pumpkins please!" sign, white, teal, and orange pumpkins, pinecones and greenery. On top of the stove is an upcycled Dollar Tree farmhouse welcome sign.

Spray Paint the Charger & Bowl

Spray paint your charger and bowl with chalk or flat spray paint. If you have regular chalk paint on hand, it will work. The Pottery Barn decorative stand doesn’t have a shiny finish. It’s flat, but I used chalk paint to match my other decor.

Use a back and forth sweeping motion to cover the items evenly without paint drips. I did a base coat of flat white spray paint on the bowl because I was running low on the chalk paint.

Assemble the DIY Tray

Squeeze E6000 on the bottom edge of the bowl, on the raised lip.

Place the charger on top of the bowl to create a DIY tray.

You can also glue the tray together the opposite way. Turn the charger upside down and center the bowl in the middle.

Place something heavy to top of your DIY stand while the E6000 dries.

Here’s a video of the quick and easy process of assembling my Pottery Barn dupe decorative tray. It took me less than two minutes to assemble, and that was with me struggling with my E6000 for a minute!

Style the New DIY Tray

Since it’s soon to be fall, I styled my tray for the season. Trays are a great way to make your everyday items, like soaps, lotions, towels, etc., look more like decor than junk crowding up your countertops. This Pottery Barn dupe will be in my kitchen for now, so the everyday items on the tray are wood utensils.

When you style a tray or vignette, you want to evenly distribute items and create different heights. Place something taller on one side, with something shorter opposite it. I added a fall vase with some wood utensils inside to the left side of the tray.

Add a medium size item to the other side. I used a simple Dollar Tree square sign placed on a tiny wood easel.

Now begin to add items between and around your main items. After you have much of the space on the DIY tray filled, you can add florals, greenery, pinecones, or other fillers.

Now here’s my adorable Pottery Barn dupe pedestal tray!

Pottery Barn dupe DIY tray styled for fall in the kitchen with a brown vase with metal leaf holding wood utensils, an "Autumn leaves & pumpkins please!" sign, white, teal, and orange pumpkins, pinecones and greenery.
Pottery Barn dupe DIY tray styled for fall in the kitchen with a brown vase with metal leaf holding wood utensils, an "Autumn leaves & pumpkins please!" sign, white, teal, and orange pumpkins, pinecones and greenery. Fall tea towels are hanging on the oven handle, and a basket full of yarn pumpkins are on the other side of the stove. On top of the stove is an upcycled Dollar Tree farmhouse welcome sign.

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