top of page

diy marble tray

This diy is so simple, it hardly warrants a post. Though I had long figured a good way to hack a marble tray would be to use a marble tile and find a border. I had tried many different forms for this border, from a picture frame spray painted silver to using sheet metal.

However, at last I stumbled upon what I think was the best solution of all: staplers. It may sound a little bit crazy, but you honestly don't even realize that part of the marble tray is comprised of a common office product unless you're looking for it.

Anyway, all together this project not only came together in under 15 minutes, but also cost less than $15, which is the best kind of craft for a Monday afternoon. I hope you like it as much as I do!



  • Marble tile (mine was around 8"x 12"inches. This example is similar though slightly narrower)

  • Staples

  • Cushion for the tile (I used old Command velcro wall strips)

  • Glue

  • Car wax (optional)


  1. Clean the marble tile, and use car wax to polish and make it glossy if desired;

  2. Add cushions to the bottom of the tile. This is again optional, but I feel it makes it more practical. I used old velcro Command strips, so something of that thickness works well.

  3. The staples fit so well over the Command strips that I honestly didn't even need to use glue. However, I added some just in case. I used simple Elmer's glue on the bottom edge of the staples, since I worried a hot glue gun would add bulk.

  4. Enjoy!


bottom of page