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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  • Taste of France

    That is beautiful. I even have a marble supplier. There is a quarry not far from us and we used local marble for our countertops. Can’t wait to try this!

    • LaurenConradOnline

      How perfect! That’s such a great idea to use local marble. Sounds like it will turn out beautifully! xo

  • GORGEOUS!! I would love to display these on my kitchen table!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  • manuela

    Hi Lauren Amazing idea!!!!!!!!!!! I’m going to try it!
    xoxo M.

  • Simple yet a beautiful DIY! Marble and gold combination looks beautiful!

    Ela BellaWorld

  • Alex

    Does anyone know what kind of marble was used for the main sample piece??? (the one that looks shattered).

  • esti

    Where do you find a Marble Slab that looks like this? I can’t find it online

    • LaurenConradOnline

      Hi Esti! Cassandra and Lauren got their slab at a slab yard. Just google where the nearest slab yard is to you, and check it out! They often sell scraps of marble that you can purchase. Hope that helps! 🙂

  • What a great idea!

    xo, Carey
    https://thedaintydetails.wordpress.com

  • Kari Guastella

    These are so beautiful! I’ll have to figure out where a slab store is!!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Okay, these are so glam! I need to find out where I can find marble slab like this. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know! I am obsessed with these! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this DIY,
    Tawni | http://www.tawnitamarra.com

    • LaurenConradOnline

      Hi Tawni! We got these slabs at a marble slab yard, where they sell smaller scraps that you can purchase. Try looking up where the nearest slab yard is to you and take a field trip there to look! Can’t wait for you to try it. 🙂 xo

  • I love this! I need one of these for my coffee table. I’m going to to on a hunt now for a marble slab!

    Brittany | thechicette.com

  • All I need to do is find a marble slab and try this diy =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

  • Wow these are so pretty! 🙂 Hahah now the hardest parts – finding a marble slab and actually trying to make my DIY come out as pretty as yours! Hahaha my creations never really look quite like yours hehehe, but I get points for trying, right? Thank you so much for sharing this creative idea!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Oh wow! These are so beautiful!

    http://www.thesparklingdarling.com

  • Rach O

    I’m heading to a local marble store right now! This will make a perfect present for my best friend’s birthday this weekend! 🙂

  • It look gorgeous 🙂

    P.S. Your pin it button at the bottom of the post takes me to an non-existent photo 🙁

  • Andrea

    By any chance would you be willing to share the name of the slab yard that Lauren and Cassandra got these at? I would really appreciate it!