I have been wanting a tiered tray but didn’t want to spend upwards of $50 for one, so I decided to try to make one myself. First I went to goodwill searching for pie pans, cake pans or anything I could use for my tiers. I had no luck there…so it struck me to go to the dollar tree. Perfect idea, because they have pie pans, cake pans, and pizza pans all for a dollar of course. You can purchase here at my affiliate link (I do receive compensation for recommending Dollar Tree!!) and get free shipping to a local store!! Dollar Tree I decided to get 4 pie pans to make two 2-tiered trays. I wanted a 3-tier tray, but with the pie pan only available in one size, I thought 2-tiers would look better. After the fact though I realized I could have got a pizza pan, pie pan and cake pan to use together to make a 3-tiered with varied sizes. I also looked for candle sticks at the dollar tree but had no luck there. Next I headed to TJMaxx to see if I could find different size pans, still hoping for that 3-tier tray, but had no luck there either. Now on to find candle sticks… and finials…pretty easy to find those at Hobby Lobby in the wood craft section. Make sure to buy when they are 50% off…so each was $1.99 with 50% off so after sale each was about $1. I bought E6000 for $3.99 and used my 40% off coupon. I had stain at home, so I planned on using what I had, but you can use any paint or stain you gave on hand or buy a small bottle at Hobby Lobby for around $1.
I used a Waverly antique wax to stain the wood, then wiped of with a rag. I let it dry then glued the candle stick between two pies pans and glued the finial on the top. I didn’t measure anything, eyeballed it and hoped for the best.