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How to Make a Simple but Adorable Farmhouse Christmas Tray

Pottery Barn inspired Simple and Adorable Farmhouse Christmas Tray with lots of Christmas mugs.

Farmhouse Style Tray - Pottery Barn Inspired

Sometimes I'll see something either in person or online and I just keep thinking about it.  That's what happened with this Farmhouse Tray.  I saw one on Pottery Barn that I thought was absolutely adorable and I already had almost everything I needed to copy the look so that's what I did as part of this Modern Farmhouse Tray Blog Hop.  After you read through my post 🙂 head to the bottom and see everyone else's trays plus I included a link to my inspiration so you can shop the look for yourself.

Farmhouse Style Tray - Pottery Barn Inspired

I started with a basic three-tiered galvanized tray.....

Farmhouse Style Tray - Pottery Barn Inspired (1 of 11)

Farmhouse Style Tray - Pottery Barn Inspired (1 of 11)

And lots of mugs! I had most of the mugs already but I did buy two more at Target a few weeks ago - the two speckled ones above.  The Santa and snowman ones are from the Dollar Tree and the others I have had for a few years.  The cute snowman in the back of the top photo is my favorite....such a cute little smile. Farmhouse Style Tray - Pottery Barn Inspired

Then, I started layering! I added a Kitchen Towel (Hearth & Hand/Target) to the bottom along with black striped napkins (Heart & Hand/Target as well).

Farmhouse Style Tray - Pottery Barn Inspired

And kept going.

Farmhouse Style Tray - Pottery Barn Inspired

I added some faux greenery, candy canes,

Farmhouse Style Tray - Pottery Barn Inspired

Some bottlebrush trees I dyed two years ago,

Farmhouse Style Tray - Pottery Barn Inspired

A faux mistletoe ball and a red satin ribbon on the top.

Farmhouse Style Tray - Pottery Barn Inspired

And my favorite mug, of course.

And here was my inspiration plus links for similar items.  I still think it's adorable and I am hoping to get a few reindeer mugs in the future.

Now for even more Christmas Farmhouse Tray inspiration from my friends.

Modern Farmhouse Christmas Trays Domestically Speaking

Inspiration for Moms

Home with Cupcakes and Crinoline

Clean and Scentsible

An Extraordinary Day

Yesterday on Tuesday

The Country Chic Cottage

Redhead Can Decorate

Create & Babble

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

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18 Comments

  1. Your tray looks so adorable and festive! I absolutely love your collection of Christmas mugs!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Jeanie!

  2. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    Christmas mugs are so fun and this is such a great way to display them, Mary Beth! Your tiered tray is so happy... it makes me SMILE!!!

    Merry Christmas!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Diane! Now I just need to fill them with some hot cocoa and I'll be happy, too. 😉 xo

  3. Laura @ Inspiration for Moms says:

    I love all your Christmas mugs! So cute, Mary Beth!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Laura!

  4. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

    So cute!!! Those mugs are so adorable!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Maryann! I love a cute mug. 🙂

  5. Can you get any cuter, MB? I don;t thinks so. Merry Christmas from the Fiato's! XO

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you SO MUCH, Julie, and Merry Christmas to you and your amazing family. xo

  6. Angie Holden says:

    Love those Santa mugs!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Angie! I think I've opened a can of worms....now I want more!

  7. kristin salazar says:

    Love how fun and colorful your tray is, so beautiful!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Kristin! xo

  8. This looks so fresh and festive! I love how you incorporated the tiny trees in the display. Simply charming!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Malia!

  9. Where would you find a three tiered tray like yours? I have never seen anything like that in metal

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Hi Judith - I got my tray at Sam's Club. It was only $19.99!