DIY Marble Tray

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Total Cost: $12 // Total Project Time: 15 minutes

Few materials evoke high-end living as simply and effectively as marble.  I’m a huge fan of the sophisticated stone and find myself buying everything from lamps to stationary in its’ lavish pattern.  A few weeks ago I was eyeing this marble tray from Macy’s but couldn’t justify spending the $79.99 asking price.  I decided it would be more economical (and fun) for me to replicate it so this past weekend I gave it a go and absolutely loved the end result!  Overall, this project cost me $12 and took  less than 15 minutes to complete (not including drying time).  This tray is such a great addition to any room and with the holidays coming up, it makes for a beautiful gift!  Below are the items you’ll need to make this:

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Step 1. Turn the slab over and stick the felt pads on the bottom to give it some lift.
Note: The slab I used was 9″x 12″ and my drawer pulls were 5″.  I originally wanted gold or copper drawer pulls but they were all either too expensive or special-order items.  And though I still love how the silver ones turned out, you can always spray paint them to give it a more “high-end” look.

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Step 2.  Measure 1 inch from the side and 2 inches from the top and mark this spot with a small  ‘X’ using a marker.  This will be where the pulls are glued.

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Step 3.  Apply the glue to the bottom of the pulls and place onto the marked spots.  Using a q-tip, carefully wipe off any excess glue.  Let your slab dry overnight and that’s it!

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I found a couple different spots for this beauty in the house and loved how it looked anywhere it was placed!

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21 thoughts on “DIY Marble Tray

    • Hi Darcy!! Thanks so much! Yeah I want to make another one using a longer slab as well. I love that look, but that’s the great thing about this project is that there are so many great variations to it.

      I got my slab at Menards but I know Home Depot and Lowes have them as well! Best of luck on your project and would love to see pictures once it’s done!

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  1. This is such a great DIY project! I have marble envy basically every day. I seriously never thought of doing this! It definitely does not look like it cost $12 to make. Love love love it! I have a feeling I will be making this soon… 🙂

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