I love this little DIY so much, and think it turned out pretty well. It is relatively easy to create, the most difficult part of this project is patience! Believe me, patience is important otherwise your tray will FALL APART the second you pick it up. You must, must, must leave it for at least a day (or two) to dry. The glue is strong, but not unless you let it cure for a few days. I had to redo the attachment process two times, so just be sure to let it dry once everything is perfectly attached, and do not attempt to lift the tray by the handles (they are decorative mostly). Another great thing is how few supplies you need to actually create this. You don't have to spend a lot of money upfront to make this DIY, I think I spent about 20-30 dollars total. If you have old drawer pulls that you can paint, or already have a strong glue or a tile, you can spend even less. So let's get to it!
I first fell in love with agate coasters after seeing them at West Elm and other high end stores. After being unwilling to shell out the 100 bucks needed to purchase the coasters, I realized I should try the DIY route. I like to use this strategy for pretty much everything. If I can't find an affordable option for something that I'm lusting after, I get creative and learn how to do-it-myself. It doesn't always work out so well, but these coasters came out perfect. Exactly what I was hoping for.
Coffee tables are expensive, you guys! While searching for a new coffee table to purchase, not create, I had trouble finding anything I loved within my budget. Even at Target coffee table prices were more than I was willing to pay. Lacking any other reasonable, stylish options, I knew that creating a dreamy coffee table myself would a) be fun and b) cost effective and c) be exactly the style I want.