Gilded Edge Marble Slab Tray DIY on LaurenConrad.com

Whenever I am hosting a party, big or small, it seems like putting together a cheese and charcuterie plate is always on my to-do list. It’s not only delicious, but oh-so adorable to set on the table. My collection of plates and cheeseboards has grown over the years, but my most recent addition has to be one of my favorites. A couple weeks ago my friend and wedding planner, Cassandra Bette, shared her tutorial for DIY gilded roses with us. To keep the gold theme rolling, this week Cassandra is sharing another gilded craft with us: DIY marble slab trays.

This craft only requires five different materials and two store stops. Cassandra’s little secret for this adorable craft is to purchase the marble slabs at a slab yard. Many of you have probably never been to a slab yard before, but trust me—it is going to be your new best friend. They sell old scraps of marble slabs for an unexpectedly low price. Here’s how Cassandra turned scraps into something beautiful…

DIY Gilded Marble Slab Trays

Here’s what you will need:

  • gold paint (be sure to use non-toxic paint or sealant if you are planning on using the trays for food)
  • a small paintbrush
  • a marble slab
  • liquid glue
  • small pieces of corkboard

Here’s how to make them:

Make your own gilded edge marble slab tray for the kitchen

Step 1:

The first step is to grab your paintbrush and gently dip it into the gold paint. Use the correct size paintbrush depending on how big or small the marble slab is. Paint around the edge of the entire slab. The beauty of this DIY craft is that if you paint a little above or below the edge, it will still look stunning. Let the paint fully dry before proceeding to step two.

DIY: Gilded Edge Marble Slab Tray

Gilded Edge Marble Tray DIY by LaurenConrad.com

DIY marble slab tray with gilded edges

Step 2:

To be sure that your marble slab doesn’t scratch any of your surfaces, it is important to glue corkboard to the bottom of your slab. You can cut the corkboard into any shape you desire: a circle, triangle, or even a heart. Cover one side of the corkboard piece with a layer of glue. Use enough glue to be sure it will stay on through typical wear and tear.

DIY Marble Slab Serving Tray with Gilded Edges

Make your own gilded edge marble serving tray from this tutorial on LaurenConrad.com

How gorgeous is the final product? I even made them the centerpieces at my Celebrate launch party in New York!

Make your own beautiful and simple gilded edge marble tray for your home

Are you going to make one of these marble trays?

I think you should! Let me know if you do in the comments!

XO Lauren

Photos: Stephanie Todaro for LaurenConrad.com
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