DIY Pumpkin Tiered Tray

Hey friends! Today, I am sharing my DIY pumpkin tiered tray.


Do you struggle finding a unique fall centerpiece each season? I do. I am always on the look out for a simple and functional way to decorate.
So incredibly clever! This tiered tray created with half pumpkins from Michael's and a vintage spool. Tutorial via #farmhousestyle #pumpkin
While out running errands, I found these foam half pumpkins at the craft store.  They seemed pretty cool. So, I grab a few different sizes.

These pumpkins were placed inside each other in the bag at the checkout. This got me thinking.

Have you seen those tiered trays for countertop storage?

I have really loved these farmhouse style tiered trays. I haven’t pulled the plug on purchasing one yet.

So, they were my inspiration for this pumpkin tiered tray.

DIY Pumpkin Tiered Tray

Supplies needed to create this pumpkin tiered tray:

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DIY pumpkin tiered tray

Instructions for pumpkin tiered tray:

  • Drill holes into your half pumpkin pieces as well as the wooden board base. This will vary based on the size of threaded rod used as well as the size of your wooden spool. For this project, we used 1/2″ drill bit and a 1″ drill bit.
  • Stain your wooden board base. I used Minwax Golden Oak* to match the wooden spool patina.
  • Push threaded rod through your wooden spool

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  • Place the larger half pumpkin under the wooden spool
  • Then place the wooden base under the half pumpkin

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  • Tighten a nut on the underside of the wooden base making sure that the nut is flush with the bottom so that the tray sits flat.

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  • Add smaller half pumpkin piece to the top of wooden spool

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  • Attach your lock washer first and then the nut to the top
  • Mark where the rod should be cut off with a marker
  • Cut the excess threaded rod off with a hack saw

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I love how this pumpkin tiered tray turned out.

It works well for a table centerpiece holding some of the most beautiful baby boo pumpkins and squash.

farmhouse style pumpkin tiered tray DIY by #farmhousestyle #pumpkin


It is perfect for holding s’mores supplies at our backyard rustic s’mores station. Be sure to check this out!

farmhouse style pumpkin tiered tray for s'mores station

What do you think of this DIY?

Ready to get your hands on a few half pumpkins and make your own pumpkin tiered tray?

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So creative! DIY half pumpkins used to create this pumpkin tiered tray. Perfect for your farmhouse style fall decorating by #farmhousestyle #pumpkins

Ready to make some s’mores?

Have a great day,

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  1. What a beautiful addition to the fall table! I love the idea of using this as an accessory all the way through Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for sharing such a creative idea!
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  2. I know I already told you on Instagram, but I love this so much, It is so genius! You are so talented my friend!
    Thanks for sharing your projects on the Create-Share-Inspire Link party, We really appreciate it. Please come back soon!
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  3. Wow! It looks creatively beautiful! I like this idea. It would be a spectacular table centerpiece!

  4. HI Michelle! I just wanted to let you know that you are this week’s MEGA Rockstar from Creativity Unleashed! I will be shouting you out on all my social media outlets and will have tons of pins going up tonight on my biggest boards starting around 7:30EST. I’ll also be featuring you in my weekly newsletter on Friday. I hope you get LOTS of love this week! You totally deserve it, girl!!!


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