Winter Wonderland Tray Tour

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Welcome friends! I am so happy that you’re here for our Winter Wonderland Tray Tour hosted by Katherine from Katherine’s Corner. If you’re coming over from Barbara at Mantel and Table, isn’t she just amazingly talented at decorating? I’m just now getting to know her blog, and I love it! Please stick around after this post where I will send you to the next blogger on the tour. Today I have a beautiful Christmas tray to share with you. Well, actually I have four trays to share! Let’s get into it!

I joined Katherine and the other ladies for an Autumn on a Tray tour last month. If you missed it, you can check it out here.

Two Tier Christmas Tray

The first winter tray I’d like to share with you is a small two-tier tray that I bought from Dollar Tree for $5. You can recreate this entire tray for less than $20! I bought all of the pieces displayed on the tray from the Target Dollar Spot that were either $1, $3, or $5. Most of the items were $3.

Since it can be seen from both sides, I decorated it so that no matter where you’re standing, the tray looks beautiful. On the top tier I placed two black glass Christmas trees that are hollow. I would’ve liked to add tealight candles under them, but fire can’t burn without oxygen, so I had to scrap that idea. I may add some greenery to them later. They are holding up a white tag with a tassel and wood beads that says, “Holiday Cheer.” Behind those items is a white bottle brush tree.

On the bottom tier I placed a white porcelain Christmas tree on the left side. It takes up a good bit of space which is what I wanted. I found a wood “K” that had a jute rope for hanging it on a tree. I removed the rope and let the letter lean against the middle pole with a long, thin frocked pinecone leaning against the side. Next, I sat a black velvet Christmas tree (that I absolutely fell in love with!) on the back side. Next to it I placed a small bottle of “Christmas tree trimmings,” and that finished off my two-tier Christmas tray.

Two tier tray decorated for Christmas with a white porcelain Christmas tree, a wood "K," and a frocked pinecone on the bottom tier, and a white tag saying "Holiday Cheer," two black glass Christmas trees, and a white bottle brush tree on the top tier.
A two tier tray decorated for Christmas viewed from the back side with a white bottle brush tree and two black glass Christmas trees on the top tier and a black velvet Christmas tree, a glass bottle with greenery inside, and a white porcelain Christmas tree on the bottom tier.

Farmhouse Tray in the Kitchen

You might remember this next tray in my kitchen. It’s my DIY farmhouse Christmas tray. It was so easy to make and is one of my favorite Christmas decorations in the kitchen. You can make your own for less than $5, so be sure to head over to the post and pin it for later.

It’s still styled the way I styled it for the original post. I bought the adorable farmhouse truck soap dispenser from Dollar Tree if you can believe that! Next to it I rolled up a white washrag and tied a red ribbon around it. Behind those items I placed a “Be Merry” DT sign on a small easel and a green bottle brush tree next to it.

Farmhouse Christmas tray with a farmhouse truck soap dispenser, a white washrag tied with a red ribbon, a "Be Merry" sign sitting on an easel, and a green bottle brush tree sitting on it.

Nativity Christmas Tray

The next winter tray that I’m sharing with you is what I call my “nativity tray.” I kept it very simple because I wanted everyone to be able to take in the beauty and meaning of the nativity scene. I bought it from Kirkland’s a few years ago when it was on sale. It’s a simple white set with glitter on it and only came with Joseph, Mary, and Jesus lying in a manger. Slightly to the side and behind the scene is a beautiful silver and white Christmas tree shaped with the words, “Oh Holy Night.” I thought it accented and described the nativity beautifully.

A weathered gray tray with a white glitter nativity scene with Joseph, Mary, and Jesus in a manger on the left, and a Christmas tree shape made of the words "Oh Holy Night" sitting in the tray.

Ornament & Pinecone Dough Bowl

On my sofa table I have another “tray.” It’s actually a dough bowl, but, hey, it’s a tray to me since it functions like one! It was very simple to decorate and looks great as a centerpiece on my faux mantle sofa table. I simply filled it with scented cinnamon pinecones then popped some red ball ornaments with varying finishes on and around them. It seemed like it still needed a little something, so I added a few small white glitter ornaments on top and two frocked pieces of greenery under the ornaments on each end.

A dough bowl filled with pinecones, red ball ornaments, tiny white ball ornaments, and a few pieces of greenery on each end.

If we’re talking about items that hold things being trays, I found the cutest sleigh at Target for $5. I plan on staining it to match my other wood decor, but for now I placed a few frocked pinecones in it with a $5 greenery arrangement inside it. I think I’ll stain the dough bowl as well, but for now I’m happy with my faux mantle. Well, mostly. If anyone can tell me how to get our new sweater stockings to stop spinning, please let me know!

A sofa table filled with Christmas decor: a dough bowl filled with pinecones, red ball ornaments, tiny white ball ornaments, and a few pieces of greenery on each end, a red ornament Christmas tree, a wood sleigh filled with frocked pinecones and a greenery arrangement, with Christmas sweater stockings hanging from the front.

Bonus: Two Shelf Christmas Tree Shaped Tray

I saw this small two-tier tree shaped tray at Target and fell in love with it. Right now I have it sitting on my kitchen counter in the corner created by the refrigerator and wall. It’s more of a shelf, but I just had to share it with you because it’s so cute. I plan to move it into our guest bathroom. The bathroom is super tiny, so we’ll see if it fits without everyone knocking it over when they turn the sink on!

A two-tier wood shelf shaped like a Christmas tree. There is a wood present on the top shelf and a black frocked bottle brush tree and a white wood Christmas tree with wood beads on the bottom shelf.

I hope you enjoyed my Winter Wonderland Christmas trays!

I am so glad that you were here today to check out all of my tray decor. Hopefully you have some great inspirations for styling trays and vignettes in your home for the Holiday season! Remember this is a blog tour, so continue reading so I can send you to the next stop.

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Winter Wonderland on a Tray Blog Tour

I want to again thank all of the bloggers on the tour and Katherine for hosting these fun hops so often.

Our next stop on the tour is MaryJo of Master”pieces” of My Life. She always styles the best trays, wreaths, and tablescapes, and you’re going to love the “woner”land-ness of her tray!

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38 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland Tray Tour

  1. I love all your trays Niki! The Christmas tree corner shelf is really cute, but I think my favorite is the farmhouse Christmas tray, the pick up truck soap dispenser is adorable! You have been busy styling all these fun trays!

  2. I love all of your beautiful trays Niki – they’re all so fun and unique. And that little tree shelf is darling! So fun touring with you. Hope your holidays are everything you could wish for!

  3. Niki!
    O MY!! I love all your trays but the one with the nativity really caught my eye!! So pretty!! Love the tray that you got at Dollar Tree for $5!! Our Dollar Trees only have things for $1.25 so far and not the line of slightly more expensive merchandise….Thanks so much for sharing!!

    1. Thank you Debbie! I love the nativity with the “Oh Holy Night” tree too. It reminds me the reason for the season is Jesus. I think about how peaceful and absolutely wonderful that night was.

  4. Great ideas for using small trays in a number of settings. I know how much thought goes into each tray. Each one has it’s own personality. You make it look so easy I want to try some small trays at home.

  5. Wow Niki! You have been busy my friend. I love them all and your houses looks so cozy and welcoming. It’s nice to be touring with you today and wishing you a happy holiday season! XO- MaryJo

    1. Thank you! I still have to do the kiddie thing for Christmas for the next few years. Sometimes I look forward to doing fancier decor, but then I remember that our kids will be grown (or nearly so) when I can, so I go back to being thankful that they still want the fun stuff!

  6. Oh my gosh Niki! You have so many pretty trays and so many great ideas! I’m always crazy about tiered trays but they are all gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Holiday season.

  7. Oh wow Niki, you went above and beyond. Look at all the great winter wonderland trays you came up with. My favorite is the Holly Night one. Great job.

  8. I love all of your tray ideas! So festive and creative! Enjoyed hopping with you! Have a lovely holiday season!

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