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Three Tiered Tray for Spring

Welcome Spring with a Three Tiered Tray

It’s not quite Spring we still have two weeks of official Winter left and I am ready to welcome Spring.  Am I ever ready, Spring can’t get here soon enough.  Winter has been showing us who the boss is with several fresh inches of snow and very cold weather. I am busy ignoring Winter’s behaviour, turning up the central heat, opening the curtains wide, and finishing my Spring cleaning.

The outdoors may still be white, but I can have Spring indoors.  Pretty pastel colours, fresh smelling moss, and fresh flowers will bring Spring to our home until the sun does. This pretty Spring tray is sitting in our front foyer, and I added an assortment of Easter eggs to it, so a miniature Easter egg hunt indoors.

A tier tray decorated for Spring and Easter. Decorating for Spring on a budget with items you have on hand.

This three tiered galvanized tray was first used last fall for the Three Tier Fall Tray post. This tray with its copper markings is better suited for Fall. To brighten it for Spring I wrapped each layer with faux burlap ribbon.  I made sure the ribbon was tight, folded the ends to make nice edges and then sewed the ends together.  If you don’t want to sew it, hot glue will work just as well.

Adding Teacups

Next, I gathered some pretty pink teacups from my collection.  The picture shows how I bundle them stacked with the fragile handles inside the neighbouring cup.  Teacups are the perfect size for holding Easter candies and its always nice to add some family heirlooms if you can.

Pretty antique teacups with flowers for a Three tier tray for spring, How to decorate a tiered tray with items you already have.

My initial plan was to place a teacup on each layer, but there was not enough room on the top layer of the 3 tiered stand for my smallest teacup so I had to rearrange it.

Candy in a teacup as part of a mini Easter egg hunt for Spring or Easter decorating ideas.

Once the teacups were on the tiers I filled them with jelly beans and mini Easter eggs, before adding larger foil wrapped eggs in the open spots with moss, then finish up with nesting groups of little Easter ornaments. You can also use small charcuterie bowls, or even faux egg nests to hold foil wrapped eggs.

Adding Ornaments

A miniature Egg hunt in a tiered tray display for Easter or Spring decorating.

I could not afford several beautiful napkin rings from Pier One, so I bought just one and used it as a focal point.   I think the colour is stunning, do you agree?

DIY Spring décor with a three tier tray, flowers and miniature bunnies. A bright and cheerful Spring display.
A Spring tray decorated with a bunny , Easter eggs and moss. Simple and easy Spring decor ideas with items from around your home.

This 3 tier tray is in the entry and I fully expect my family to nibble on the way in and the way out.   Likely the stand will need to be straightened out several times.  The only fragile item is the teacups and I am certain the high edge of the galvanized tray will keep them from getting broken.

A Spring arrangement made with branches, Easter sign and large three tiered tray decorated for Spring

Now that the spring purge and spring cleaning is finally done, there will be time to do several more DIY projects for Spring and Easter.  Winter can misbehave all it wants to,  I am happy enjoying Spring indoors.

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Scrap wood Easter Craft for adults using scrap fabric as well. DIY Easter Signs that say Easter Hunt

DIY Shelf Sitter Easter Egg Hunt Signs

These little Easter Mason Jar gifts are another cute way to give away Easter eggs.

Three Easter mason jar ideas for children, each mason jar is filled with pink candy grass, colourful chocolate mini Easter eggs, and a small Easter bunny. The inside has a cash gift included.

Easter Mason Jar Gift


  1. This is just adorable!!! I love how you have added the sweet tea cups!! Lots of beautiful goodies!!

  2. rattlebridge farm -- foodie friday says:

    Your lovely tiered tray was featured at this week’s Foodie Friday & Everything Else. Thanks for participating!

  3. How absolutely beautiful, Leanna. Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday, you’ll be featured today.


  4. Oh Leanna if anything can send Old Man Winter packing it’s this lovely tray for Spring. It is bursting with good cheer and spring happiness!

  5. So pretty the way you’ve decorated the tiered tray! Thank you for sharing at Link It Up Wednesday!

  6. How pretty! I love that you gave it a temporary new look with the ribbon. It’s a lovely spring time and Easter decor piece. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. We’ll be featuring this at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see you there!

  7. Your three tier tray just shouts SPRING. So pretty. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party! Pinning

  8. How pretty! Looks so ready for spring and Easter. Thank you Leanna for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty #LinkUp #BlogParty. I shared on social media.

  9. This is darling! I love the 3 tiered tray and even more your framed cottontail print! I need to get in the mood for spring, it’s right around the corner! Pinned for inspiration!

  10. I love how your 3-tier tray is chock-full of springtime whimsy! This is the type of centerpiece or vignette that invites the observer in to absorb the spirit of the season. I love the addition of the teacups and other little embellishments — a magical little Easter world!

  11. Thank you for always inspiring me with your creativity! This arrangement definitely makes me feel like spring! I would never have thought about creating a little landscape inside a teacup! You always have such great ideas!

  12. Leanne, Beautiful display with your tiered tray. Love the tea cups and greenery! Very pretty. Pinned to share.

  13. Hi Leanne, this looks so lovely with the teacups. Great idea to use them for this, and of course the greenery and bunnies are great touches.

  14. I just love this Leanna! I am going to try to make a tiered tray with thrift store pans, wish me luck! You decorated this beautifully!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Yours will be beautiful of that I am certain. This one I saw in the store and just had to have it. Thankfully it has been very handy and I have managed to use it every season so far.

      Once yours is made your going to be using it lots I am sure. Looking forward to the post.

  15. U arranged these beautifully! This set is is marvelous and the colors are even better! Definetly feels like spring!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Kenya: Glad you like it, three tier trays are so handy and pretty. The hubs has been egg hunting in it already. Thank you for commenting.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Florence: Your always so kind, its very much appreciated. When I was young I collected teacups and have never parted with them. It was nice to put them to use again.

      Have a great week.

  16. This is all so pretty, what a clever way to reuse something, just cover it temporarily with ribbon, brilliant!
    I love that you still have your grandma’s tablecloth, what a special thing to have. Thanks for sharing at #HandmadeMonday

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Julie: Your more than welcome, I really enjoy link parties so much inspiration. Changing something temporarily is a really good way to reuse the same articles easily.

      I like to imagine my Grandmother knowing that I showed her embroidery work with such love and pride.

      Thank you for commenting and providing feedback. Leanna

  17. I wish I had one of these trays because I love the idea of decorating one!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Dara: If you look on Pinterest there are many tutorials for making your own with candlesticks, old chair spindles, plates, enamel or antique galvanized plates. They are truly beautiful.

      I hope you check it out, 3 tier trays are very trendy and deservedly so.

      Thank you for commenting. Leanna

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Soft pinks and white are my year around favorites, but they are especially nice in the Spring. The soft green of newly opened leaves has to be the best sign of Spring.

      Thanks for commenting, Leanna

  18. This is great. I love easter decorations. It’s such a fun holiday to decorate for with all of the beautiful pastels. Can’t wait to try this out.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Soft pastels are so pretty for Spring, my favorite colour year around is a light soft pink and the pastels match so nicely with it.

      Glad to hear your going to decorate a three tier tray, there is so much you can do with one without using lots of space.

      Thank you for commenting. I appreciate the feedback.

  19. I am so with you. “He” can go misbehave, because I am ignoring it for bigger and better weather! Your tray is just perfect with the gorgeous touches of spring.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Christine. Its like my own little interior garden. This little tray was super fun to put together, it felt festive like decorating the Christmas tree.

      Have a really good week and I know your like me thinking sunshine.


    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Helen. I love making things myself. This tray was quick and really fun to put together.

      Enjoy your week.

  20. A beautiful Easter decoration and the cups added is so right

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Caroline, I stopped by your blog, you make beautiful feminine crafts. I was not able to leave a comment, but your stuff is truly lovely.

      I have a small collection of teacups I kept since the 70s. Some of them are over 100 years old now so I treasure them because they are so feminine and dainty.

      Thank you for commenting.

  21. Such a beautiful way to welcome Spring Leanna, I love the soft happy colors you used and all the little details and those bunnies. Too cute. I’m sure you guys can’t wait for Winter to pack his bags and start the long walk down South 😉

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Two comments, first of all happy you noticed the He. lol He doesn’t pack his bags south enough to hit you though. Several of my posts this year talked about the beauty of Winter, but I am so over it lol.

      This little tray has lots going on in it so its interesting. I think it would be wonderful for a small apartment even if you had no room for any other decor it would be enough.

      Thanks for taking the time to offer feedback, it means alot to me.

  22. This is the prettiest three tier tray I have ever seen Leanna! And I am so in love with what you’ve added to it, the soft tones, the little bunnies, the moss, the flowers, ahhh all is beautiful and just screams spring!! I’m sure it’ll get there any time now!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Katrin: Thank you for the compliment. It will warm up in six weeks or so. It just means we update the indoors for Spring before we start with the yard work.

      I first saw moss decor on moss covered animals and fell in love with the pretty natural greens. The fresh moss also brings a living scent into the home again.

      Have a wonderful week and thank you for commenting.

  23. Oh, my lanta! Your tiered tray is brilliant.

    Such a beauty.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Love the saying lol. The birch ribbon was such a find, there was one roll and I scooped it. Thanks for stopping by.

      Have a great week. Leanna

  24. This is absolutely charming. I love how you made it fit the season by adding the ribbon. I can see you leaving it out during the spring season and removing the Easter items and adding other things.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Debra: Those three tiered galvanized stands are so trendy I saw one and needed to have it. They are pretty pricey so you better use them when you have one.

      Thanks again for commenting. Have a good week. Leanna

  25. Really pretty Spring/Easter vignette, Leanna. Love the use of moss and pretty tea cups. I need to bring some Spring indoors because Old Man Winter is giving me the strong urge to get out of dodge.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Isn’t that the truth. The last week has me wanting to barricade myself indoors and just ignore the outdoors. That’s how I am going to handle it.

      Glad you like my vignette, I put in the miniature Easter egg hunt into it, that way the family would “appreciate” my decor efforts. lol

      See you at the market tomorrow!!! Leanna

  26. That is so cute! I want to make one today. I am just so swamped with work.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Pam. I am just starting to put together some of my spring decor. The spring cleaning took absolutely forever to get done. Its studying and reading that I am way way way behind on. Hopefully get will get an opportunity to do some pretty Spring decor over the weekend.

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