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DIY Luxury Marble Tray (on a Budget!)

DIY Marble Tray

I’m blaming Target for this post.  Or maybe thanking them.  Yes, I believe I should thank them.  Here’s the story:  Target has really upped their game recently with the new home section.  Am I right?  I’m drawn to that special place in the center of the store where all the Nate Berkus goodness is housed.  My current obsession?  Marble.

This new marble obsession really caught me off guard.  I typically go for a more beachy feel.  However, I’m slowly jumping on this mid-century modern train, and the marble trend has my heart too.  Each time I’m in the store, I’m oohing and ahhing over some marble side table or tray.  But, who wants to pay $80 for these items?!  Definitely not me!

This got me to thinking, there must be some way to bring some marble joy into my home without the price.  A few Pinterest searches later, and I had myself a DIY plan.  I gathered my supplies, and now present to you my Luxury Marble Tray (on a Budget!).

Here’s what I did.  I went to our local tile shop and purchased one piece of marble floor tile.  I liked the rectangular shape, but you could also get a square tile.   This particular piece of tile cost me $17, but there were several options that ran slightly cheaper (and many that ran much higher!)

Then, I picked out the hardware.  I grabbed these Liberty handles from Home Depot…they were $3 and some change a piece.  In hindsight, I wish I would have purchased something a little larger.

DIY Marble Tray

The other supplies I already had- industrial strength adhesive, and felt floor pads for the bottom.

Ready for this DIY Tutorial?  Brace yourself…this took me less than 5 minutes to complete!  First, I stuck 4 felt pads on each of the bottom corners of the marble tile.  I measured out the tile and decided where to place the handles, and attached them using the industrial strength adhesive.  Then…I stepped back to admire!  It’s really that simple.

DIY Marble Tray

I will say, it’s good to let the adhesive dry well before trying to move or use the piece.  I gave mine a good 48 hours of dry time.  Even after it’s dry, I’m not sure that I would trust the adhesive to carry the tray by its handle.  However, it’s perfect for a decorative piece.

DIY Marble Tray

For around $25, I was able to create this luxury marble tray!  I’m quite impressed with that! I’m thinking of all the options for this beauty…bathroom vanity, bedroom dresser, place to collect the stuff that accumulates on the entry table.  This specific tray, however, was made especially for my little sister, Sabrina.  I feel like this style has her name all over it, and I can’t wait to see where she places it in her adorable Chicago apartment!  (Happy Birthday Sabrina!  Now forget what your gift is! 😉 )

Need a budgeted, yet beautiful and unique gift?!  Here you go…Happy DIYing!

DIY Marble Tray


  1. Sabrina says

    I officially, ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!! I can’t wait to try out places for it in the apartment. You know me so well, I love marble! I’m so impressed that you made this! Very cool.

    My present for you is nowhere near as amazing… Back to the drawing board I go!

    • I’m so glad you love it! It definitely feels like your style (which I’m quickly adapting to myself!) And back to the drawing board??! You are crazy!

  2. I have to say this is really nice – doesn’t marble make a great cutting board surface, too?? If so, this is very multifunctional. I mean it already is to begin with.

  3. Your tray looks great, and so simple to make. Thanks for sharing this great idea. I think I need to go look at marble tiles now!

  4. What a great idea! This tray looks so high end! I will be shopping for supplies for this now! I hope you have a great day!

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  6. Love! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can’t wait to see your new creations! Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

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