Learn how to put together a patriotic summer tiered tray in four simple steps. I’ve even included links for all the items at the bottom of this post for your convenience. Super easy and festive!

two tiered tray styled in patriotic theme with twine orbs, red metal orb, wood bead garland, mini american flags, quote sign, stars, faux plants

It’s almost summer…well according to the calendar. But the weather has felt like summertime for a while here in North Carolina. And our kids are out of school so it’s kinda already summer in our house. Do you decorate your home for each new season?

If you are like me and you don’t really decorate your home much for holidays (other than Christmas, of course) then you may need to get yourself a tiered tray. Trays are so versatile and can be used as a simple way to add holiday or seasonal decor to your home. My first attempt at styling a tiered tray was this past spring when I styled my galvanized two-tiered tray for Easter. But since then my tray has been stored away in my pantry closet. I decided to bring it out and style it for summer.

I kept seeing all the patriotic decor accessories in home stores. Then yesterday I found a small sign in Michaels with a quote by Abraham Lincoln that I love. I’ve seen this quote on other wall art and have wanted to add it somewhere in our home. The decision was made…a patriotic theme was the perfect way to decorate my galvanized two-tiered tray for summer.

supplies used to decorate tiered tray laying on white table

After grabbing a few extra supplies at Hobby Lobby (mini American flags, galvanized & wood stars, and a string of wood beads) I went home to style the tray with new pieces in addition to some items I already had at home. Follow these four simple steps to style a patriotic tiered tray:

1. Anchor Piece

bottom of tray decorated with plant, star, twine orb, metal red orb, and quote sign

The new Abraham Lincoln quote sign I bought is the anchor piece on the bottom of the tray since it is the biggest item. Plus that sign is great, isn’t it!?

2. Greenery

faux plant in bottom of tiered tray

Adding two faux plants I had on hand helps fill the space and adds some natural color. I placed one plant on each tier of the tray.

3. Other Natural Elements

top tier of tray styled in patriotic theme with american flags, twine orbs, wood bead garland, metal and wood star and faux plant

I had these twine and wood orbs so just added a few to both the top and bottom of the tray. The new strand of wood beads hang from the top tier down over the edge.

4. Decorative Items

top tier of tray styled in patriotic theme with american flags, twine orbs, wood bead garland, metal and wood star and faux plant

The mini American flags were placed in a mason jar with a wire grid top to hold them in place. Placing the flags on the top of the tray balances out the anchor item on the bottom. Then the red metal orb adds a pop of color to go with our patriotic theme. Finally adding a galvanized & wood star to both the top and bottom tiers of our tray is the perfect finishing touch to our patriotic tiered tray.

two tiered tray styled in patriotic theme with twine orbs, red metal orb, wood bead garland, mini american flags, quote sign, stars, faux plants

I’ve found items on Amazon that you can use to create a patriotic tiered tray that you can order to have delivered right to your house!

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This patriotic themed 2-tiered tray is perfect for the 4th of July. Don’t you think? It was so fun and simple to style I may need upgrade and find myself a 3-tiered tray for the next holiday or season.

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two tiered tray styled in patriotic theme with twine orbs, red metal orb, wood bead garland, mini american flags, quote sign, stars, faux plants

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