The season of giving is upon us! I love to create and give meaningful gifts that not only create lasting memories but are also useful long after the season. In collaboration with Thymes, I bring you a simple and easy DIY hexagonal marble tray which serves as the perfect companion to create a centerpiece using the amazing Frasier Fir Candles!
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When Thymes sent me their Frasier Fir series to try out, I expected a pretty holiday scent but to my surprise, the scent of the Frasier Fir trees was so well packed into the candle! When I opened the package, the entire room filled with amazing fragrance of a fresh cut pine trees and hints of cedarwood and sandalwood. Lighting the candle was like magic! It felt like the holidays were here! The Northwood candle even has a wooden wick and crackles when you light it up!
If you have been a reader for a while, you know I love all things made of wood, these candles are so beautifully packaged – the lids are made of natural cherry and walnut, the Northwood candle and diffuser are wrapped in natural cherry veneer, the gift sets are placed in a beautiful wooden box. These make such perfect gifts! That is not even the best part! Thymes has created the Buy one, Plant one campaign – they plant a tree for every product you buy from them. Every product even comes with little certificate with the coordinates of the tree you helped plant! Now that makes the best gift ever! There is a special offer from Thymes exclusively for you at the end of this post, so keep reading!
Let me wrap up all my feelings about Frasier Fir and the idea of creating homemade gifts and memories in a video!
DIY Faux Marble Tray –
Lets get back to the DIY hexagonal Marble tray. I have seen a bunch of DIY Marble trays that use a marble tile but in that case you are restricted to the shape of the marble tile. I wanted a hexagon so I came up with this technique to make this faux marble tray. Since it is not real marble, it is very lightweight too. You can package it up with a few of the amazing Frasier Fir candles and make an amazing gift!
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Materials needed to make the Hexagonal Marble tray –
- Scrap piece of wood in the size you need. I used a 1″x12″ board
- Marble Contact paper (I used remnants from the bathroom countertop update)
- white paint
- Knobs to use as handles
- Wood Doll pin stands
- Silver spray paint
- X-acto knife
How to make the DIY Hexagonal Marble tray –
Step 1 – Start by cutting out the hexagonal shape from the 1″ x 12″ board using a Jig saw. Sand down all surfaces and edges of the hexagon.
Step 2 – Paint the back and edges of the hexagon with white paint.
Step 3 – Slowly apply the marble contact paper to the front of the hexagon. Use a credit card to smooth out any bubbles as you go along.
Step 4 – Use an exacto knife to cut out the extra contact paper along the edges.
Step 5 – Spray paint the doll pin stands with Silver spray paint and glue to t he bottom of the tray. I used white gorilla glue.
Step 6 – Attach knobs to serve as handles and the tray is ready!
This tray is very versatile – you can use it in your centerpiece, to organize your jewelry or even to serve appetizers! You can wrap this tray up with some pretty Frasier Fir candles and create the perfect gift!
I just can’t get over how beautiful these candles are… I wish I could send you their amazing aroma! I leave you with one of my favorite candles – the 4-wick large candle -when lit, not only the scent, the beauty is breathtaking!
I may be addicted to contact paper now… I can’t stop thinking of all the ways to use it since I first updated the kids bathroom with it. Here is the before! You won’t believe the counters now!
Looking for more fun projects? Make a quick and easy Jewelry organizer with scrap wood!