DIY: Marble Tutorial


Materials:  
2-4 Marble slab samples (I used small 4"x6" pieces) 10cm x 15cm, or  
  1 (approx. 30 cm X 30 cm or 12" X 12" marble tile)
2-6 door handles of any size you prefer, I used 11cm-13cm/approx. 4"-5" handles: (you'll need 2 for the Large Marble Tray, and 1 for each Dainty Jewellery Tray) 
Gorilla glue, or industrial glue that can adhere to stone 
Pencil  
Ruler  
Rose gold washi tape-(Optional) 
Open-air newsprint or plastic lined working space 



Method: 
  1. Prep: Follow the instructions on the spray paint can and paint any handles that you want metallic for this project. Set aside to dry.  
  1. For the Dainty Jewellery Trays: Use a pencil and a ruler to measure and pencil mark where you want the placement of your handlebar, and preferred rose gold strip. Next, place the rose gold strip on the marble (preferably in an area that won't get used as often to prevent scoffs). Smooth the tape with your fingers and check for creases. 
  1. In a circular motion dot a very small amount of epoxy or gorilla glue on the marble placement markings, just enough to slightly cover the mark.  
  1. Carefully adhere some epoxy or gorilla glue to the inside of the handle bar at the bottom. Then, place it on the marked placements directly on the marble. Dry overnight.  
  1. For the Large Marble Tray: follow the same directions starting from Step 2. 
*These trays can be modified to have any size handles.  

Design #3 
Materials: 
1 sheet or roll of Marble printed vinyl paper (or contact paper) 
Pen or Pencil 
Cardboard gift box (or even a shoe box) 
Paper weights-(Optional) 


Method: 
  1. For the Marbled Box: Use an old cardboard gift box and carefully take it apart (so that all sides, top and bottom are open freely and unbound). Any folds or creases can be left in tack (see image below). *Note: You can leave the box top alone or take it apart as well. For a seamless look, I suggest taking the box top apart, which will look like a square or rectangle with extra folded edges. 
  1. On a flat working space, lay the marble printed vinyl on top of the surface with the wrong side facing upwards (towards you) and the printed side down. Lay the cardboard box flat atop the vinyl (with folds and creases facing outward toward you: this will be your cardboard box’s “face-side up”). Trace the outline of the cardboard box with a pen or pencil (making sure to copy and trace any curved edges or angles on your box). *Use paperweights if needed to hold cardboard template in place.  
  1. Next, remove cardboard and use scissors to cut out the outline from the marbled vinyl paper. Set aside. Then, lay the cardboard box back on the flat working surface “face side upand carefully line up the back of your marbled vinyl paper cut out to the face side of your cardboard box. Check edges and make certain all is lined up properly. If you have any excess edges in case you did not trace correctly, don't worry you can clean up the edges after Step 4. 
  1. Starting from the left corner of your marbled vinyl, peel off one corner of the paper and slowly adhere it to the cardboard box, matching edges and the entire body of the boxYou may use your hands, but I prefer to use a flat edge (or a credit card, ruler, etc.) as a working guide to get any air bubbles out of the paper as you stick it to the cardboard. 

*View all of the completed designs here.

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