diy marble tray

January 6, 2014


diy marble tray

my first diy of 2014 and BOY IS IT AN EASY ONE! i seem like certain things a lot. triangles. gems. leather. wood. and marble. so even though i already made my brother get me a marble pastry slab for my birthday, i decided i could use more marble (until i get my marble kitchen countertops someday).

diy marble tray materials

the largest size marble tile you can find at the hardware store (mine were about 8×10)
drawer or cabinet pulls of your choice *
felt sticky pads
industrial strength glue (the strongest stuff you can find)
a ruler and pencil for measuring the distance

* i had a hard time finding cheap brass hardware, so i bought some silver ones and rub n’ buffed them. to save yourself the trouble, just order some brass ones online if you want brass. WHY HAVEN’T THE HARDWARE STORES STARTING STOCKING ANY YET?!

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step one . stick four felt pads on each corner on the bottom of your marble

step two . using a ruler, figure out exactly where you want your handles and lightly trace around with a pencil.

step three . glue those babies on, if any glue leaks through like mine clearly did, scrape it off as much as you can with a thin tool (i used a kabob stick)

step four . LET DRY FOR A LOOOOOONG TIME. i waited two days.

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you can use this thing of beauty anywhere. i first tried it in the bathroom!

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then i tried it on the coffee table!

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then i covered it in stuff i ate!

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i never tried it because i got tired of walking, BUT it could also look really cute on your desk with your pens and paper clips.

now i do recommend you be careful, because this is not for HEAVY DUTY walking around everywhere with it use. just be gentle and i think the tray will hold up just fine!

70 comments on “diy marble tray

  1. Andrea

    girl! I have thought the same thing about brass! It’s been back for a few years now, right? why can’t i find it in any stores???
    I absolutely love this. I am always looking for new trays at vintage stores for my tables/dressers/bars. I am going to go make one!!!

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  4. Catie

    So amazing! I’ve been looking for the perfect bathroom tray forever! What did you use for the faux bronze finish?

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  9. Judy

    What a wonderful idea! Love it! I’ve been wondering how best to spruce up a boring looking table top for whiskey bottles and such, or even a simple table top plate for salt & pepper… this is IT! Now if only I could find marble slabs like this…

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  16. Courtney

    I love this! What size are your draw pulls? I am ordering online and want it to be perfect.


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  19. Alex

    What a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing this. It’s a really chic way to organize skin care products.

    And your blog overall is fantastic. I really enjoy the minimalist and clean style. Great job!

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  22. Amanda

    Hi! Beautiful! When you write ‘rub and buff’ the silver hardware, what do you mean? How did you get them that brass color?

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  24. Karina

    Hi There! I love this craft so much that I tried it last weekend. Have you had any issues with your handles? I bought the same glue pictured above, and let my handles dry for almost a full week. I just picked up my tray and the handles fell right off! Any advice? Thanks for the great blog!

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  38. Zen

    Hello I LOVE this DIY it s s gorgeous! I was just wondering about whether it was food-safe though? As we often read warnings about how toxic E6000 is…. :)

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  40. Becca

    This is such an amazing idea! I wish I’d seen it before I finished Christmas shopping! Will definitely make it for some family members next year. Thank you for sharing!

    1. molly Post author

      i didn’t! i believe marble is food safe to begin with — which is why its used in kitchens. id just suggest giving it a good cleaning since the slab is coming from the hardware store.

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  42. michell lafayette

    1. Why not get the right bit and drill some holes so it will be fully functional. Nothard to do.
    2. I have those marble counters you want. They are “A LOT OF WORK” kool-aid,grape juice.taco grease, spaghetti sauce. MUSTARD. All enemies. It is A. Soft, chips B scratches, and chips. and requires maintenance. There are granites that look just like marble. go that route. I went with them for nostalgias sake (grew up with them) forgot getting yelled at for spots I left on it. My kids hated it.

    1. molly Post author

      hi michell! in retrospect i definitely could have drilled the hardware in — but for the novice this makes it a little simpler.
      we’ve talked it over and are for sure not going the marble route, we make way too many messes! x

  43. Jessica

    This is beautiful! It’s been almost 2 years since you published this post. Has the glue held up on the handles? I want to make this for a Christmas gift but want to make sure it’s sturdy. Thank you!


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