How to Make Mini Tiered Tray Signs

6 Materials
1 Hour

In todays tutorial I will be creating some adorable mini tiered tray signs. This is a simple project and I just love making these cute little signs.

I started out my crafting adventure by making larger wood signs and I really enjoyed it. But to shipping on these was so high I decided I needed to use lighter wood or make smaller signs. That's about the time tiered trays were becoming so popular. Theses signs are so cute!

I sell the pre-cut vinyl for these signs on my website. If you are interested visit to see the selection.

Complete Tutorial.

Step 1 - Creating stain out of acrylic paint

I create a blackish gray weathered looking stain by adding acrylic paint and water. I mixed it well and applied it to all four signs.

Step 2

While the stain was drying I cut out 4 Christmas inspired designs using my Cricut.

After weeding and attaching transfer paper I added each of the designs to the wood signs.

Step 3 - My Secret

When I apply vinyl to wood I always use a thin piece of fabric and my iron. I know this sounds crazy but I'm telling you it works amazing. By doing this your vinyl will have more of a hand-painted look. The heat from the iron melts the vinyl into all the creases and crevices of the wood.

Step 4

Once all the signs were ready I added a layer of mod podge to give them more of a finished look.

I also added pieces of twine to the back of each ornament so it could be hung on the tree or sat on a tiered tray, counter, table, or any flat surface.

This is a great hand-made gift idea for the holidays. Perfect for friends, family, co-workers or secret Santa gifts.

Completed Project
Suggested materials:
  • Wood   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Vinyl   (Amazon)
  • Black Acrylic Paint   (Amazon)
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Dawn @ Designs By Gaddis
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