DIY marble placemats

If you guys follow me on Instagram you would of seen my tutorial on how to make these on my story. If you didn’t see it, don’t worry thats what this blog post is for. And if you didn’t see it because you don’t follow me, add me @homemadehampshire and ill add you back. These marble placemats are another idea i found on Pintrest. You may have seen them before as beauty dishes, but i thought id turn mine into drink placemats and wanted to share with you guys how easy they are to make.

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You will need

  •  Oven bake clay (I’ve used Fimo £2.50 a pack)
  • Knife or plastic clay knife
  • Rolling pin
  • Grease prof paper
  • Large glass or tin
  • Gold acrylic paint and small paintbrush
  • Glaze to seal dish (optional)

Pre heat the over to 110c. Roll each colour of clay that you want to use into a snake about 5″ long. I usually make two rolls for each to spread the colour throughout. I don’t have exact clay measurements for you (and most people don’t have a scale to weigh exact ounces of clay anyways) so just use the photo as a guide. You basically want enough clay to roll out a 6″ circle, but don’t worry about getting exact amount of one color or another, even if you use the same recipe every time, each dish will look different.

Twist the colours together. Roll the larger twist into a snake and then twist the ends opposite ways after every few motions to give the colors more of a candy cane look. Once it’s twice the length, fold the snake in half and twist the two ends together. Then simply roll the snake into a ball. You want to see most of your colours on the surface of the ball, so pull the ball in half and re-smoosh together if you don’t.

Use a rolling pin to roll out your marbled ball. The colors should blend together and create a marbled pattern as you roll over it. Try rolling different directions, from the edge, from the center, etc. to push the clay from different angles.

Use a round item about 6″ wide as a template and cut out your dish circle with an knife.

Place your circles onto grease prof paper and place on a try. Pop them into the pre heated oven for 30minuets. Once the clay is completely cool, use a small brush to paint the rim of the dish and allow the paint to dry. Seal the dish with a glaze if you desire. The glaze won’t make the item food safe or totally waterproof, but it will give you a glossy finish if that’s what you’re into

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