Make This Impressive Marble Serving Tray

Turn a plain piece of tile into a high-style marble tray (with handles!) for your next at-home happy hour. Trust us, your guests will be impressed.

Marble Serving Tray from Hardware Store Finds

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
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • 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

Step 1

Measure and Mark

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. 

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