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DIY Indigo Marbled Mini Planters

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I’m not gonna lie to you guys. Thisย DIY almost didn’t happen. I had seen so many tutorials on marbling that I wanted to try it for myself. I figured, how hard could it be? Apparently, it takes a little practice. The images you see are from my SECOND attempt. The first time I marbled these planters they were splotchyย and clumpy. It was frustrating to say the least, but I hope my failure will be your success. Keep reading to see how I made these marbled planters with tips on what not to do!DIY-Indigo-Marbled-Mini-PlanterDIY-Indigo-Marbled-Mini-Planter

DIY Marbled Air Plant Holder

Marble Air Plant Holder

My biggest obsessions currently include air plants, as evidenced by this Instagram post, and all things marble. I thought long and hard about how to combine the two and came up with these marbled clay planters.

Marble Air Plant Holder
You’ll Need:

  • Two different colored oven-bake Clays
  • Xacto Knife
  • Clay carving tool

Marble Air Plant Holder1. Start by cutting each color of clay into three separate pieces.

Marble Air Plant Holder2. Work the clay in your hands until it is soft and pliable. Combine two pieces together.

Marble Air Plant Holder3. Continue combining the clay until you have added all your pieces. Once you have added all the clay, begin to pull apart and layer. Mix the clay together without fully combining the clay.

Marble Air Plant Holder4. Roll the clay into a ball and decide what kind of shape you want for your planter. I wanted a short, oval look for my first planter. Flatten out the clay to about 1/4″ in height.

Marble Air Plant Holder5. Using the clay tool, trace a circle in the clay. Carve out the circle but be careful to not go all the way through the clay.

Marble Air Plant Holder6. Using a sharp knife, start to trim away at the piece of clay. Hold the knife at an angle to create sharp angles along the top edge.

Marble Air Plant HolderRepeat the previous step along the bottom edge of the planter.

Marble Air Plant HolderContinuing making different styles and shapes! Bake your clay following the instructions on the packaging.

Marble Air Plant Holder Marble Air Plant HolderAnd you’re done!