easy DIY tile tray

While we were out Black Friday shopping last week, I bought a bag of small wooden knobs at the crafts store with the intention of using them as wall hooks. Then Hubs had to pick up something at Home Depot, so Toby and I meandered around through the store while he was gathering up his doodads, and we stumbled upon the treasure trove known as the tile section. I found a good sized ceramic tile adorned with a lovely marble pattern for only $2(!!) and quickly realized I could combine the two to create a SUPER easy DIY tray. And when I say easy, I mean like 5 minutes easy.

DIY tile tray

Here’s what you’ll need:

easy DIY tile tray

  1. Turn over the tile and figure out where you want to place the feet
  2. Liberally apply superglue to the flat top of one the knobs, and attach it to the tile. The glue dries quickly, so you’ve gotta work fast!
  3. Repeat with the other 3 knobs
  4. Flip the tile right-side-up, and weight it with something heavy, preferably with your collection of awesome Harry Potter books, to help set the glue
  5. Carefully wash and dry the surface of the tile
  6. Time to load it up with some tasty treats!

I tried painting the wooden feet in a rich metallic gold color, but it looked too flashy with the marble design in a Tony Montana sort of way, so that idea was scrapped. I rather like the super simple and modern combination of white ceramic and light colored wood, and I’ll be able to use this baby all year round!

easy DIY tile tray


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11 Responses to DIY Tile Tray

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  2. Malissa says:

    This is brilliant! I love the result!

  3. Ann says:

    So smart to use the natural wood knobs! It almost gives it a Scandinavian feel…


  4. kim says:

    this is sucha fun idea classy and easy to do :)


  5. Jane Y. says:

    such a great idea! i love it!

  6. Jessica says:

    what a cute tray! the HP books look so good on it ;)


  7. Treat Seeker says:

    What are those delicious-looking treats on said tray? Can’t believe they weren’t acknowledged! :P

  8. Jessica says:

    Instant class!! I love marble (and for $2 – say what now?!?!). This is such a cool and inexpensive way to incorporate it into the whole holiday look. Nice find and share!!

  9. angela says:

    This is AMAZING! I’m so happy to see this because I actually bought a tile like that at Lowe’s as well as a few other patterns for photo props/backdrops – I thought it was so funny how everyone is using marbled paper when the tiles are so cheap! I was really surprised. I may have to head back there for another now that I see this, though.

  10. Eva says:

    What a nice idea! ans so easy to make it!