Simply Elegant DIY Marble Tray

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Marble Vanity Tray DIY marble serving tray

Hey Guys! Today we’re doing a project I’ve been lusting after for months: a gorgeous  modern DIY marble tray which can be used as a vanity tray, fancy cheese board, serving platter, office desk organizer and so much more. Now here’s the deal: I only commit to DIY projects if:

  • they are quick and easy {check}
  • significantly less expensive than a store bought alternative {check}
  • the final product is something I would use {you guessed it.. check!}

Quick and easy? Budget friendly? Versatile? I’m sold! Bring out your craft kits, folks, we’re jumping straight into this fun DIY project *woo*

Marble Tray Things Needed

So here’s what you need:

Marble Tile (I got mine at Lowe’s for like $5, you can use any size you like, I got a 12″ x 12″ piece)

2 Cabinet Pulls (mine are from Home Depot, they were originally chrome but I spray painted them copper)

4 Copper Tube Caps (you can find these at any hardware store, I got the 3/8″ size)

E6000 (you could also use krazy glue or ceramic glue)

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Step One:

Lay your marble tile with its right side facing down so you can glue the little copper tube caps on. Measure a spot approximately 1.5″ from either side of a corner and mark it with a Sharpie. Repeat step for all four corners of tile.

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Step Two:

Dab some E6000 on each of the marks as well as on the bottoms of the tube caps. Wait for a minute before adhering them onto the tile so the glue is tacky and not wet (that makes the glue work better). Once all of the tube caps are on, flip the tile over so you can work on the top side.

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Step Three:

Next, we want to mark out the spot for our cabinet pulls. Use a ruler to center your pulls and mark the spots using a Sharpie. Use the same gluing process for the cabinet pulls.

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Step Four:

While the glue is still wet, clean up the edges with a cotton swab. Let dry for 24 hours before using the tray and you’re done! See how easy that was? It literally took me less than an hour to make it (with a tea break in between, and I was taking pictures the whole time :D)

It would make such a pretty tray to go on the coffee table to house your TV remotes and maybe a short stack of books. (I tried photographing that but my living room was so dark it just didn’t work out :( )

DIY Marble Tray

DIY Marble Tray

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You could also use it to serve drinks or lay some cheese and crackers on it the next time guests are over. For now, mine is sitting out on the vanity with some lipsticks and my favorite fragrance for a quick spritz as I’m running out the door. Give this project a try and let me know how you like it!

Happy Crafting, guys!

– Fariha ♥

 

 

22 thoughts on “Simply Elegant DIY Marble Tray

    1. Thanks so much, Tiffany! I’m so glad you like it! I’m telling you, this was the EASIEST project I’ve ever done! And the final result is absolutely gorgeous. One quick trip to Lowes/Home Depot and you’re set to make this tray :)

    1. Glad you like it! It’s very very easy and you can do it with a different sized tile or even with a wooden chopping board! (get one of those plain nice wooden boards and follow the same process)

  1. This is absolutely stunning! And genius! I saw this project being sold as turn tables at a market in Arizona and they sold for $50. For a chunk of rotating stone. That’s just crazy. I am definitely doing your method, and I’m so glad I didn’t buy one that I saw at the market. Love that you live in Houston (me too!).

    1. Rissa! Thank you so much for liking this project! I know, I would nevvver buy something similar store-bought because it’s going to be so over priced and I know you can make the same thing under 40 mins and for a fraction of the price! Yay, Houston buddies! :D We should swap favorite restaurant lists. I’m such a foodie.

      1. I’ve been thinking more about this project; how secure do you feel the handles are with the glue you used? Do you actually carry it by the handles? With any weight on it? I just imagine holding mine and then it falling on my glass coffee table and shattering it. :P

        1. I was worried about exactly the same thing!! It sounded too good to be true. But it really is pretty secure, like I’ve lifted it several times from the handles and it feels like any other tray. I wouldn’t put excessive weight on it though (like a huge pitcher of water with something else). Follow the directions on the glue exactly! i want to see it when you’re done :)

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