Santas Sleigh Tiered Tray Decor | Christmas Decor | Tiered Tray DIY | Designs By Gaddis

Santas Sleigh Tiered Tray Decor | Christmas Decor | Tiered Tray DIY

Hey, all my crafty friends! So who's ready to do some Christmas crafting? 🖐

The other day I found a metal sleigh at Dollar Tree. I knew I had to have it.

When I got home I came up with an idea for a tiered tray decor item using the sleigh and a small size Santa gnome.

This is such a cute little decoration piece. You can also add a string so it can be hung on a Christmas tree.

I hope you like this video and find some inspiration to go and do something fun in your home too!

In today's video, I will show you how I made this adorable Santa's sleigh using Dollar Tree items and this adorable little Santa gnome to sit in the sleigh.

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Project Steps

Step 1. Getting the Sleigh Ready.


Step 2. Black Paint.


Step 3. Red Paint


Step 4. How to Create the Santa Gnome.

  • To create the little Santa gnome I used a empty sewing string roll and a piece of wood I got from Dollar Tree for Santa's body. I hot glued these together using my hot glue gun. I added the wood because with just the sewing string roll Santa wasn't tall enough. 
  • To create the beard I used some white nautical rope from dollar tree. I was using a new roll so it was already taped at one end. You will want to tape it at one end with electrical or duct tape to hold all the pieces together. I unraveled the rope to give it more of a beard look. I used my hot glue gun and glued the rope to the face. 
  • To create the Santa hat I used a Dollar Tree tree skirt and cut a side of it down to fit on Santa's heat. I hot glued it into place and then added a small white pompom to the end of the hat.
  •  I then used a smaller wood bead for the nose and put it right up against the fur on the hat. 
  • After Santa was complete I hot glued him to the center of the sleigh.


I think this is my favorite project so far!  The sleigh and Santa are just so stinking cute!

Material List

  • Wood Stem
  • Santa Sleigh
  • Christmas Tree Skirt
  • Nautical Rope
  • Wood Bead
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Red Acrylic Paint


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