Tiered Tray Ideas for Valentine's Day

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!

Book stack with ribbon and buffalo check paper

First, I began with 2 pieces of scrap wood. 

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They were leftover from other projects and as you can see, not particularly clean.

wood scraps

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

Painted wood scraps and jar of white paint

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.

glue gun with glue on white wood scrap

stack of 2 white blocks

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

strips of paper with printed words for Valentine's Day

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

hugs and kisses on the book stacks

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. 

black and white scrap book paper and ribbon on book stack

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Pin with overlay stacked books

You can make this book stack to fit any holiday.

book stack in tiered tray

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

Valentine's Day tiered tray

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Valentine's Day pin with overlay

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Valentine tiered tray

Stay tuned for more DIY ideas on this tray like the Dollar Tree sign on the top level

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .