I have had this particular DIY queued up for a while but was not prompted to execute it until after we moved into our new home last month. Post-move my fiancé and I looked around at our expansive (relatively speaking) new countertops begging to be filled and said, “We need trays to organize with.” That was the push I needed to get to work on this DIY marble tray!
This DIY has been floating around online and on Pinterest for a while now and I’ve always admired it, so this was a long time coming. The project itself was inexpensive (under $20.00!) and straightforward but I did learn a few tips and tricks along the way that I’ll share with you below to hopefully save you from making the same mistakes I did!
For this project you will need:
- One 10 x 14 marble tile – $2.21
- Two drawer pulls – $9.90 ($4.95/each)
- Four felt pads – $2.27
- One tube of Gorilla Glue – $4.97
- Add “feet” of some type (felt or plastic) to the bottom of your tile so surfaces are protected
- Measure out where you want the tray’s handles to be and mark with a pencil
- Apply a small amount of Gorilla Glue to the bottom of the handles and put the handles in place on the marble. (Note: I initially applied too much Gorilla Glue. There wasn’t anything specified in tutorials about the proper amount and I went overboard. This led to the handle actually sliding out of place upon application and to a lot of clean up! Just a little will do, Gorilla Glue expands as it dries.)
- Let the Gorilla Glue set for about twenty minutes, then take a pointed object (I used an appetizer skewer) to wipe up excess glue that leaked out around the edges of the handles.
- Let the handles set for a LONG time. I waited a full 48 hours.
I mainly plan on using this tray on the bathroom counter or on a dresser top but will also bring it out as a serving tray for appetizers. For just under $20 this DIY marble tray is a beautiful, versatile addition to any home! Has anyone else made this DIY?