DIY Gold Leaf Marble Hex Trays – Fast & Easy Upgrade!

Most of us are very busy people, but we still enjoy beautiful things and doing things ourselves. This DIY project incorporates all of those features – fast, easy, and pretty – in one simple and luxe-looking item. All you need are a few materials and a few minutes, and you’ll upgrade the sophistication of your surroundings immediately.

DIY Gold Leaf Marble Hex Trays

Marble hex trays are a fabulous detail for many occasions, such as party trays, snack trays, tea party trays, jewelry trays, or even just miscellaneous décor trays. However you choose to use yours, we’re betting you won’t want to make just one, especially when you realize how easy it is to get this glamour.

DIY Marble Hex Tray Closer look
DIY Marble Hex Tray Project

DIY Level: Beginner

DIY Marble Hex Tray Materials

Materials Needed for a DIY Gold Leaf Marble Hex Trays:

  • 6” marble hex tiles (or marble tiles in whatever shape or size you desire)
  • Gold leaf paint
  • Three (3) rubber bumpers per hex tile
DIY Marble Hex Tray design

Make Your Own Gold Leaf Marble Hex Trays: step by step

Step 1 – Attach the Rubber Bumpers to the Tile

Start by attaching the rubber bumpers to the underside of your tile. Turn tile to the matte finish side.

DIY Marble Hex Tray Attach Rubber

Attach a rubber bumper to every other corner of your tile.

DIY Marble Hex Tray Flat Brush

Step 2 – Paint Gold Leaf Onto the Edge of Your Tile

Using a flat paint brush and a steady hand, paint gold leaf onto the edge of your tile. Taping off is not necessary, although if you feel nervous about keeping the gold leaf off the top of the tile, you can tape off the top of your tile.

DIY Marble Hex Tray Gold Leaf

Paint the gold leaf on using smooth brush strokes, in one direction.

DIY Marble Hex Tray Corners Check

Step 3 – Check the Corners for Drips or Smudges

Check the corners and the top of your tile for any drips or smudges.

DIY Marble Hex Tray Finished

Step 4 – Leave Your Tiles to Dry

Lay your tile down carefully and let it dry thoroughly. Repeat painting gold leaf for as many other tiles as you want.

DIY Marble Hex Tray Breakfast

Step 5 – Enjoy Your Completed DIY Gold Leaf Marble Hex Trays

Use the small stylish trays to add sophistication to any snack.

DIY Marble Hex Tray Serve Guest

Serve guests on your new gilded marble hex trays, or use them for portion control for yourself.

DIY Gold Leaf Marble Hex Trays Jewelry

These trays aren’t just for food; they make good jewelry holders as well. Simple, understated, and sophisticated. We love the elegance of a gold-leafed marble edge.

DIY Gold Leaf Marble Hex Trays

As you can see, it’s such a quick and easy project to complete and is fun for those weekends when you just want a small DIY project to keep you entertained. These DIY marble hex trays would be an excellent birthday or Christmas gift for anyone in your family who loves unique home accessories and would add a personalized touch to any room in their house. This is a really inexpensive and fun project, which makes something you will use every day around your home. It’s a perfect “bedroom” or ballroom for Polly Pockets, too. Really, it’s hard to go wrong with such a gorgeous, versatile piece of décor. We hope you make some and find lots and lots of uses!