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.
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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.
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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.
Additional Supplies for Pottery Barn Hack
And that’s it. It’s such an easy project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Or for adding to a tablescape setting.
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.
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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