I am having a family BBQ this summer in honour of my husband's birthday and I wanted a three tier tray to stack some goodies in, and OF COURSE I wanted it to match the party's theme so I decided to make my own.
I found these cute plastic dishes at Dollarama and thought they would make a great three tier tray and the colours and patterns were great for an outdoor, green themed, party!
I simply purchased two small glasses to use as the separators but you can use anything tall and skinny such as candle sticks to separate the tiers and can even find them at thrift stores and paint them in the colour you need them.
I simply glued the top and middle dishes to the glasses using contact cement (also purchased at Dollarama). I chose not to glue the rim of the glasses to the platters so that the tray can come apart and be easily stored and washed.
SO for $5.00 I got a really cute party tray that matches my theme!
You could use glass dishes as well for more fancy indoor events.
Here are some other DIY Party Trays for more ideas
My friend Ellyse made this adorable tray below using tea cups and saucers!! Such a cute idea, and boy do those cookies look yummy too!
A Cute and Colourful Party Tray with Glass candlesticks used for separators made by 'The Crafting Chicks' . They displayed Easter goodies on their tray! To see more images and their 'How To' check out this Link
Hand painted Glass trays found on the Tatertots & Jello Blog
A three tier tray also found on the Tatertots and Jello blog - Made using three spray painted plastic 'silver trays' from the dollar store along with thrift store spray painted candle sticks.
This three tier square tray is really neat too. I LOVE how they used Ice Cream Sunday glasses to separate the tiers. Check out more images and get the 'How To' on Just Sew Sassy's Blog.
These DIY Trays are really cute as they have vibrantly coloured trays, purchased at Target. Check out the post on The Speckled Dog Blog to see how they were made!