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Cheap and Easy DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Basket Tray Tutorial

Are you a Pottery Barn Hack Fan? Me too! You’ll love how much money I saved by making this DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Basket Tray. It may be the easiest of all hacks, and you can do it yourself with little to no crafting skills.

Have you seen the Pottery Barn Basket Tray for Fall? It caught my eye immediately, and you know I’m not going to pay $129.00 for a basket tray. Therefore, the hunt was on for supplies to make a Pottery Barn Hack.

Today’s post will show you how to make an affordable version of the basket tray and save over $100.00.

Pottery Barn Inspired Basket Tray using thrifted baskets and candlestick.

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Basket Tray

When I saw the tiered basket tray decorating the Pottery Barn table for Fall, I immediately wanted it.

However, there was no way I would spend that much money on it. So here’s how I made a similar tray for only $12.00.

Pottery Barn Inspiration
Pottery Barn Woven Basket Tray

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Where To Find Your Supplies for Basket Tray

Y’all know that my first choice for purchasing affordable supplies is the thrift store.

I was looking for two similar-style baskets, one slightly larger than the other.

After several stops, I found these two baskets at a flea market booth. Although they are different from the inspiration basket, I really liked the design.

In addition, I found an inexpensive old brass candlestick that was the perfect height. I purchased all three for $12.00.

Thrift Store Finds - Baskets and candlestick

Additional Supplies for Pottery Barn Hack

In addition to the flea market finds you will need a hot glue gun and E6000 Glue.

And that’s it. It’s such an easy project.

Supplies for DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Basket Tray for fall decorating.

How To Make Pottery Barn Hack

Gather your supplies and let’s make a basket tray for cheap.

First, clean the candlestick of any wax or oils.

Next, add the E6000 glue around the edge of the candlestick top and press it to the bottom of the smaller basket at the center.

Finally, holding the candlestick in place, add a bead of hot glue around the edge where the basket connects.

This will dry much faster than the E6000 and, therefore, help the candlestick to stay steady while the glue dries.

Adding hot glue to adhere candlestick to basket bottom for basket tray

Add Bottom Basket

After the candlestick is secured to the smaller basket, apply the E6000 glue along the bottom rim of the candlestick.

Next, add hot glue around the rim.

Place the stick inside the larger basket at the center.

Hold in place until the hot glue has dried.

Hold candlestick in place

Insider Tip

Anytime you are working with glue that requires a long drying time, just add hot glue to help secure the project.

The hot glue will dry quickly and hold everything in place until the more permanent glue has dried.

Hot glue alone will not be strong enough to hold the candlesticks and baskets together.

Once all the glue has completely dried, you are ready to decorate with your new tiered basket tray.

DIY Basket Tray

Pottery Barn Inspired Basket Tray with Fruit

The pottery barn inspired basket tray is not an exact match for the inspiration piece. However, I love the details of the two wicker baskets I found.

The tiered woven tray is perfect for holding fruit and vegetables in the kitchen.

Pottery Barn Hack - DIY Basket Tray with fruit on farmhouse kitchen countertops.

Or for adding to a tablescape setting.

Pottery Barn Hack - DIY Basket Tray with fruit on fall tablescape

Another option or two

When planning the Pottery Barn Hack, I originally planned to wrap the candlestick with jute twine to resemble the inspiration piece.

However, I liked the tarnished candlestick color combined with the woven baskets.

Another option is to add another candlestick inside the top basket. To resemble the original tray again, I had planned to wrap it with jute twine and add a wooden bead to the candleholder.

In addition to adding fruit to the basket tray, you can use it for napkins and silverware on a buffet style table.

Tiered Basket Tray inspired by Pottery Barn with napkins and silverware.

I hope this post will inspire you to look for creative ways to decorate your home and save money.

You can look for more budget-friendly decorating and DIY projects coming soon.

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Pottery Barn Hack Cheap and Easy DIY Basket Tray Tutorial

Cheryl Atkinson

Saturday 9th of September 2023

Hi Rachel! I love this Basket tray! I am definitely going to try it. You are such a huge inspiration to me. thank you!


Sunday 10th of September 2023

Cheryl, Oh, I'm so glad you like it. It's the easiest DIY ever. Let me know how your's turns out.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 2nd of September 2023

You are so creative, Rachel. How can you make your brain think like that? Love this idea, my friend.


Saturday 2nd of September 2023

Kim I appreciate your encouragement. Thanks for stopping by.


Friday 1st of September 2023

Great project Rachel! I love a good thrift store flip. Pinned!


Friday 1st of September 2023

Cindy, I appreciate you for stopping by.

Stacy Ling

Thursday 31st of August 2023

Omg this is such a great DIY!


Friday 1st of September 2023

Stacy, I'm so glad you like it.


Thursday 31st of August 2023

Girl, I like yours even more than PB! pinned


Friday 1st of September 2023

Cindy, You are so sweet. Thank you.