The next time you shop at a home improvement center, pick up a few extra supplies so you can make this incredibly easy DIY tile serving tray. Choose a marble tile—or another eye-catching tile—and turn it into a pretty, portable tray perfect for your next wine and cheese or charcuterie night. This DIY serving tray also makes a great gift.
Before you begin, make sure you have all of the necessary tools on hand. Though this project is fairly simple, it does require a drill, a specialized bit, and wire strippers.
- Working Time 30 Minutes
- Start to Finish 30 Minutes
- Difficulty Easy
- Involves Drilling, Power tools
What you need
- Ruler or measuring tape
- Special drill bit for marble, such as a 5/16-inch glass and tile bit
- Wire stripper and cutter tool
- Phillips screwdriver
- 12x12-inch marble tile
- Masking tape
- Cabinetry handles or drawer pulls (x2)
- Damp cloth or paper towel
- Small self-adhesive felt pads (x4)
How to do it
Place two pieces of masking tape on opposite sides of the tile to roughly mark where the tray handles will go. Using your handle as a guide mark where to drill holes for handles. We centered ours about 1 inch from the edge of the tile.
Insert the glass and tile bit into the drill. With a steady pressure, drill through each hole. Wipe away any dust with a damp cloth or paper towel.
Use the wire stripper tool to cut screws down to the length. If the screws are sticking out of the tile, they will scratch whatever surface you place the tray on. Once the screws are the proper length, install handles to the top of tile with a screwdriver.
To further protect against furniture scratches, add self-adhesive pads to the large marble tray. Gently flip the tile over and adhere a felt pad at each corner.