Tiered Tray Ideas for Valentine's Day

by Homeroad
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1 Hour

Here is an easy and fun project for decorating a tiered tray for Valentine's day using only scraps and leftover pieces of scrapbook paper and ribbon. Literally free!

First, I began with 2 pieces of scrap wood. They were leftover from other projects and as you can see, not particularly clean.

I sanded the edges of each piece of wood then painted them white.

When the glue dried I used hot glue to glue the 2 blocks together.

I'm using a mini glue gun here but I have many that work equally as well.

Next, I printed out the words I wanted to use on the spines of my books.

I cut the paper into a strip that fit the spine of the books and used Mod Podge to adhere it.

Then I grabbed a small piece of leftover scrapbook paper and glued it to the top of the stack.

Your stack of books can be made with 2 or more blocks.

Using scrap gingham ribbon I tied the bundle together and added an embellishment.

You can make this book stack to fit any holiday.

I added mine to my tiered tray for Valentine's Day!

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  • Love it, I'd keep this displayed all year!

    • Homeroad Homeroad on Jan 08, 2023

      Thank you~ and yes that is a good idea!

  • Tom Stuart Tom Stuart on Jan 08, 2023

    Perfect timing with Valentines Day in a month. I have picked out the scrap and cut it to size. I need to do a little sanding to round the edges so it looks like a book. I am a silly old romantic and my wife has enjoyed it for 43 years.

    This will be great throughout the year. Think of red white and blue for the Fourth of July. Or orange and black for Halloween. It will make a unique decoration for any holiday. It will also make a nice Christmas present for neighbors. thank you for one of the best ideas I have seen in a long time.

    • Homeroad Homeroad on Jan 08, 2023

      Thank you!! You made my day! Enjoy your book stacks for every occasion and you’re romantic💕 self too!!