I needed a quick and easy way to display a gnome, so I made this fast dollar store farmhouse tray from just a handful of supplies and a little paint!
Dollar Store Farmhouse Tray
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are all about having a few fun and easy ways to display all of the farmhouse gnomes I make. I needed something different, but quick to make, to put out my most recent creations for fall. Not the gnome in the photos. That’s just one I found at the store that I couldn’t resist. But I’ll show you my fall gnomes soon. In the meantime, back to the dollar store tray I made.
It’s such a fast way to make a farmhouse stand that I just couldn’t wait to share how to make it. So, if you’re in need of a quick way to make a fun dollar store craft, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make a Dollar Store Stand for Gnomes
- If you can’t find the supplies at the dollar store near you, don’t get upset. They seem to be hit or miss on some items sometimes. Even though it won’t be as inexpensive, you can still get the terra cotta pots here, the stove burner cover here and, of course, the craft glue here.
- Sometimes, when I’m crafting, I have time to let my craft glue dry overnight when hot glue just won’t cut it. Other times, I am in too much of a hurry to just get my gnome display done, but I still want a stronger hold than hot glue can do. So, I have found that using E6000 with just an extra bolster of hot glue will get you a semi-ok bond at first with a strong bond the next day. Best of both worlds.
- To turn this single layer farmhouse tray into a triple-layer tiered tray, you can use the same stove burner cover, a pizza pan and a pot saucer. Paint them all the same color and you’re ready to go!
How Do I Make this Dollar Store Farmhouse Tray?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- White Spray Paint
- Burner cover set from Dollar Tree
- 1-2 - 3-inch terra cotta pots
- Black acrylic paint
- Paint Brush
- E6000 Glue
- Hot Glue, if desired
- With the white spray paint, coat the back side of the burner covers you plan to use. Allow this coat of paint to dry completely.
- Coat all 3 terra cotta pots with the black paint. Allow this paint to dry completely.
- Dry brush the edges of the burner covers with the black paint. Allow this paint to dry completely.
- Turn one of the terra cotta pots upside down and glue a second terra cotta pot on top of the first, right side-up. Allow the glue to dry completely.
- Glue the burner cover on the top of the stacked terra cotta pots, taking care to center the burner covers over the pots so your farmhouse tray will be even. Allow the glue to dry completely and enjoy!
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