Fawn: Three Tiered Holiday Dessert Tray with The Wood Connection


Friday, December 12, 2014

Three Tiered Holiday Dessert Tray with The Wood Connection

Happy Holidays!
Today I'd love to show you a fun project that is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.
 Let's get started!

Supplies used:
mini wood finial
wood glue
ivory paint
patterned paper- Authentique; Cozy
All products available at The Wood Connection

Paint all the unfinished candlesticks and frames with ivory paint and let dry. I didn't worry too much about making sure the paint was perfect, I like a little of that shabby/worn look.

Trace the frames around the pattern paper and cut out. Attach paper to frames using mod podge and allow to dry.
Open up the back of the frames and sprinkle a bit of mica onto the glass. Cut out a piece of paper to cover the back and place it on top of the mica. Place back of frame back together. 

Here's a close up of what the mica will look like through the frame. Don't you just love that little bit of sparkle?! 

Attach mini wood finial to the mini candlestick using wood glue and allow to dry.

Attach four candle cups to the bottom of the largest frame using wood glue and let dry. 
Using wood glue, layer the frames and candle sticks; large frame/large candlestick, medium frame/medium candlestick. Then place the next medium frame on top of the last candlestick and attach mini finial to the top of the frame. Allow to dry.

Next add festive photos, mini gift bags, desserts, tea cups and anything else you can think of to adorn your dessert tray. 

Thanks so much to the The Wood Connection for having me. I am always so thrilled when the ask me to guest post. As a little Merry Christmas to you, The Wood Connection has been generous enough to give me a $25 gift certificate to give to you! 
Simply leave a comment about what you love most about the holiday season and I'll pick a winner on Friday, December 19th. 
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  1. This is stunning! What I love most about the holidays are getting together with family and friends and going to Temple Square to see the lights. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. How cute is this?! LOVE the colors of soft creams and blues! Our favorite tradition is to go to the Zoo lights and then go out for hot chocolate. So fun!

  3. Oh my. This is gorgeous! Our family loves to go carolling on Christmas Eve. Thank you for the chance to win!


  4. Just saw your tutorial over on the Wood Connection blog. It is beyond beautiful and so clever! Hoping to win, I love the Wood Connection! :)

  5. I am in love with this! What a cool idea! Our favorite tradition is making cookies for all the neighbors and caroling as we hand them out.

  6. This is seriously so beautiful. I think I need to make a trip to the Wood Connection to make this. We love to go ice skating and have a hot chocolate bar the week before Christmas.

  7. Holy cow this stand is STUNNING!!! What I love most about the holiday season is the food ;) All the cookies and cupcakes and candy.... Mmmmmmm! Now I need to copy your stand to put all the sweets on!

    1. Hi Tina! You are the winner of the $25 gift certificate to The Wood Connection! Please email me your mailing address at gingersnaps1943@gmail.com
      Thank you!

    2. THANK YOU!!! I'm totally copying your stand for sure now! :)

  8. How incredibly beautiful is this?! I love all the little details. What I love most about the holiday season is seeing the Christmas through my child's eyes. Simply wonderful!