I’m not gonna lie to you guys. This 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 splotchy 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!
Staying true to my current marble obsession, I made these boxes to style my workspace shelves. It’s a good thing I believe that you can never have too much storage! I followed this easy tutorial for amazing and chic results!
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.
Two different colored oven-bake Clays
Clay carving tool
1. Start by cutting each color of clay into three separate pieces.
2. Work the clay in your hands until it is soft and pliable. Combine two pieces together.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
Repeat the previous step along the bottom edge of the planter.
Continuing making different styles and shapes! Bake your clay following the instructions on the packaging.