Even if you aren’t a year round decorator, everyone’s got to decorate for the holiday season. You may feel like you don’t have the eye for it, and it can seem daunting when you’re expecting family and friends.
Luckily, you’ve got a friend in Porter’s! We make it easy, and you make it fun! One of our favorite decorating projects are tray displays. They give all kinds of table, mantle, and shelf surfaces the perfect festive touch. We’ve created an easy 3 step formula to make a beautiful display that will make you look like decorator of the year!
1) CHOOSE A TRAY
First, choose a tray. You can go with whatever size you’d like, depending on the length of the surface you’re decorating–for instance: the Birchwood Tray would be perfect on top of a piano; while the Metal & Wood Tray would look lovely on your coffee table.
2) SELECT A FOCAL POINT
Select a focal point. The possibilities here are endless! We have our classic lanterns that you’ve loved in the past. We have candelabras that always look lovely. New this year is the Glitter Christmas Tree Lamp–and it is dazzling!
3) ADD LIGHTS & FILLER
Here’s the fun part! We have so many little things for filler that will give your tray a magical touch.
It’s smart to start with a floral pick with a large flower of sorts, and then pick your small things from there. We have a miniature section which has anything from woodland creatures to packaged presents.
Of course, you’ve gotta add firefly lights–especially for the holidays! Set up link to firefly light blog
Need some visuals? We’ve got ’em!
RUSTIC TREE TRAY
This minimalist look is both trendy and affordable.
1) Tray: 17″x 6″ Grey Wash–only $6.99.
2) Focal Point: 12″ Rustic Plank Tree (just $4.99!)
3) Filler: faux snow; snow covered picks; and a pair of festive cardinals from our miniature section.
ROUND WINTER TRAY
This turned out to look so sweet!
1) Tray: Craftmore 14″ Round Metal–only $19.99
2)Focal Point: the dazzling light sparkle tree
3)Filler: Deer figurines from our miniature section; berry garland; and faux snow
CANDLELIT BIRCHWOOD TRAY
This tray is perfect for a long dining table or the top of a piano.
1) Tray; 24″x 9.5″ Birchwood tray–on sale for $14.88.
2) Focal Point: candelabra, battery operated candle pack
3) Filler: berry picks; faux snow
We have tons more ideas and looks to go for in our store for you to look at, so come on over! We’d love to see what you come up with yourselves! Share your tray display on the “Fun at Porter’s” community page on Facebook or tag us on Instagram at @porterscrafts!