DIY Marble Serving Tray

7 Materials
1 Hour

Today I show you how to make a Quick & Easy DIY Marble contact paper serving tray.

You can use this beautiful tray to get some work done, or as a serving tray for yourself or a love one. Easy as 1, 2, 3!

For this project you're going to need: (1) 12 X 24 Melamine wood (Shelf Wood), (2) 11 1/2 X 11 1/2 Melamine Wood, Marble Laminate (Contact) Paper, Handles, Construction Liquid Nails, and Caulk gun.

Measure, and cut marble laminate paper.

Pull paper backing, and smooth out laminate paper on wood.

Cut excess paper on sides, and fold.

It should look something like this :)

Repeat process with 11 1/2 X 11 1/2 pieces, but make sure to leave one side of wood exposed.

As so...

Use a ruler to center handles on laminated wood, and mark spots with a pencil.

Make holes with a drill. I used a 1/4 size drill bit.

Screw on handles.

Apply liquid nails to exposed wood.

Place 12 X 24" wood on top.

Add Weight on top of tray, and let dry for 4-6hrs.


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3 questions
  • Ladyvj
    on Aug 4, 2018

    Why did you use 11 1/2 for the sides instead of 12 inches?

  • Peggy Tippins Gambrell
    on Sep 16, 2018

    Wonder if this could be done with scrap wood?

  • Starryia Rigby
    on Sep 24, 2018

    Yes I just may try this....BUT how hard is it to remove? I know it’s not wallpaper but I live in a rental and don’t need anything difficult to remove. Is there any other tips to remove besides pulling up corner and remove...cause if it’s that simple I know I will do this!!!

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  • Tame Howard
    on Aug 16, 2018

    I used this same faux marble look in my kitchen as a back splash. It worked so well that I did the entire middle section all around my kitchen. It went from under my cabinets 2 the top of my counter top. The width of the contact paper was an exact perfect fit with No cutting involved. I just unrolled it as I went, making sure 2 use a damp cloth 2 help push out any wrinkles. I went from the start of my cabinets down 2 behind my sink, then all the way around to the other end of the wall. Once I had it all up, I used an exacto knife 2 cut around where my light switch, as well as my electrical outlet & garbage disposal switch were. I have had more comments & questions on where I found that. Who in the world installed that? Etc. When they find out it's contact paper, they just go nuts. My sister-in-law came 2 visit 4 Christmas one year and noticed my "new" kitchen, BC it brightens my kitchen up considerably. She didn't believe me that 1st I "installed" it. 2nd that it was contact paper. I actually had 2 peel a little corner off 2 show her I wasn't lying. Then she couldn't get over the fact that that's what it was 4 her entire stay at my home. She continuously made comments on how cool it was. U can go as crazy or as plain as the makers of contact paper will allow.

    (Only set back is that over time, I would say 4 my kitchen it took almost 2 years that's bc it is wiped down numerous times a day with bleach water, it eventually washed off the "marble" print. Then ur left with plain old white. Some might b ok with this but as easy & cheap that it is 2 redo, sometimes I change in 6 mnths, a year. Just bc I like feeling like I have an entirely new kitchen 2 work in. (U can cover anything & everything with contact paper. They now have blackboard contact paper, that U can use chalk, as well as those dry eraser boards that use dry erase markers. I put a couple rolls (2 of each kind.) around my grand kids playroom just about face high. Now they can "mark on the walls" as much as they want 2 (within their borders of course.).

    **Hint....If you find you have bubbles under your contact paper once you have worked so hard making sure 2 work those wrinkles out. Just take a regular sewing pin & "pop" that bubble & then run back over with ur damp cloth 2 "lay" it down.

    But, once it's dirty, just from being in constant kitchen stuff, all you got 2 do is pick up a corner& start peeling away, ...then replace with the new contract paper. My kitchen only took about 2 hours from start 2 finish. Good luck & have fun.

  • Carol Cole
    on Jul 22, 2019


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