Holiday Tray Filled 2 Different Ways

Creating centerpieces are one of my favorite things to decorate for the holidays.  They really dress up dining tables, coffee tables, and end tables. I love getting inspiration from other amazing bloggers, Instagram feeds and Pinterest.  However, you don’t have to use expensive  items to have a fabulous final product. My friend Michelle, from, and I are collaborating today to bring you a special post.  We both purchased the same tray from Target, but we are each going to decorate it differently. Check out her tray at the above link. This way, you can get multiple ways to style the tray.  You will be able to get ideas and see the tray two different ways, but you will also get the advantage of meeting a new blogger who has amazing material.  When you are over on her blog, search around and enjoy her motivational pieces that I love so much.

Holiday Tray Filled 2 ways

Now lets jump into decorating this beautiful tray. I chose to only use materials I purchased at Target and fill in with items I already had.  I wanted to show you that you can have beautiful Christmas decor without breaking the bank.  I got the greenery and the candles in the dollar spot at Target. The cranberry hurricane lamp was with the rest of the Christmas decor from Target.  They also had one with gold accessories if that is more your style.  Let’s get started decorating this tray!

Let’s Get Decorating!

Mirrored Target Tray
You can purchase this mirrored tray from Target’s online store.

Here are the items I purchased from Target to use in decorating the tray.  Most of the items I found in the dollar spot section right when you walk in Target.  I always check this section for great deals and cute items.

Decorations for my tray
Here are all the items I used to complete my look.

I started with the largest item in the center and then used the smaller items to fill in.

Hurricane candle holder
This hurricane candle holder also comes in gold.

After adding the hurricane candle holder, I added the greenery.  The tiny pinecones made it look more realistic.

Tray with greenery
Here you can really start to see what look I’m going for.

You could leave your tray as is.  However, If you follow my blog, you know I love mercury glass.  I collect it and use it year round, but at Christmas time it makes a huge appearance. I already owned the mercury glass balls, but the candles are from the dollar section at Target.

Mercury glass accessories
The mercury glass adds so much to this centerpiece.


Tray works well with the tree
I used this centerpiece on my kitchen island. It is the perfect compliment to the tree in the background.

I hope you got some ideas on how to decorate a centerpiece.  If you get a chance, check out Michelle’s site as well. She has tons of great advice and ideas on how to live life to the fullest. Part 2 of my holiday tour will be coming on Wednesday.  I hope you noticed my new logo.  I have been busy working with Top Shelf Design. They created my fabulous logo and monogram.  I’m so happy with the new look. If you’re in need of a design firm; check them out.  You won’t be sorry.  They are so professional, have a quick turn around time, and made sure I got exactly what I wanted.

 Yours Truly,


2 thoughts on “Holiday Tray Filled 2 Different Ways

    1. Michelle,
      I’m going to expect all collaborations to go this well. Thanks for making it such a great experience and for putting out a great post. I hope the 2nd tour will live up to your expectations.

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