DIY Marble Place Holders

I just love marble! Over the past few years it has been everywhere in home décor from extravagant kitchens to small accent pieces. Marble is very elegant, and can also be very expensive, but DIYers always seem to find a way to make expensive items at a fraction of the price. These DIY Marble Place Holders, for example, are made with oven-baked clay to create the marbled look in a very customized and inexpensive way!
There are so many things you can make with clay, and these DIY Place Holders are a perfect way to glam up your dinner party. These can be used as name place holders, or they can be used on a buffet to label the food you have displayed. I love when I am at a party and all of the food is labeled so that I actually know what I am eating. Those of us with food allergies are always overly cautious about what we are eating when we are at parties.
Then, to make these even more customized, you can change up the colors of the marble to anything you like. If you are doing a “pink” theme, then you can make them all different shades of pink. The world is your oyster!

diy marble place holders, flooring, tiling

  • Oven-Bake Clay in desired colors
  • Rolling pin, or something similar for rolling it out
  • Wax paper
  • Parchment paper; optional
  • Baking sheet

  1. Choose at least two different colors of clay
  2. Roll the clay in your hands to warm it a bit
  3. Use your hands to roll the clay into a long log
  4. Repeat with the other colors
  5. Place them together and roll into one piece
  6. Fold it in half
  7. Roll it out again, and fold in half and roll again (see pictures)
  8. Roll until it creates a “marbled” look
  9. Use your hands to press the clay into a round shape; you can also place it between two sheets of wax paper and roll it out with a rolling pin
  10. You want it to be pretty thick, at least ¼ to ½ inch
  11. Use a cookie cutter to cut them in the shape you like
  12. Place onto a baking sheet, I like to cover the baking sheet with parchment paper
  13. Press a line in the center using a knife, or something similar to create a space for the paper that will have the name on it
  14. You can also roll these into a ball and create a line down the middle to make it a placeholder
  15. Follow the directions on the box to bake the clay
  16. Allow to cool completely, then they are ready to use as place card holders!

diy marble place holders, flooring, tiling

diy marble place holders, flooring, tiling

diy marble place holders, flooring, tiling

diy marble place holders, flooring, tiling

diy marble place holders, flooring, tiling

diy marble place holders, flooring, tiling

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1 question
  • Carla LeMieux
    on Mar 9, 2017

    Could these be made bigger and serve as hot pads/ trivets?
    • Craft Box Girls
      on Mar 9, 2017

      Hi Carla! We recommend not using it for hot pads/trivet. We recommend using something with tile. Be sure to follow us for more diy projects and recipes!

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  • Kam385252
    on Mar 10, 2017

    These would be great to keep the cost down at a wedding reception. Marking this idea for later use.
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    on Mar 10, 2017

    How do I follow you? I see nothing to click on but I'd love to see more of your crafting ideas.
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