How To Make A Decorative DIY Marble Plates

These Decorative DIY Marble Plates are super inexpensive to create, are really easy to cleanup to reuse, and have just the right amount of gold.

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I don’t know if it’s marble season in my soul or what, but I have a slew of marble projects coming up for you all. So I hope you’re prepared!

I came up with these Decorative DIY Marble Plates while I was trying to find cool chargers for an upcoming shower I’m hosting for a friend.

And I couldn’t find anything that wasn’t WAY out of my budget (which was like $5 per plate maximum, by the way), and that’s if they even made them at all.

Naturally, I decided to do what I do best (aside from my uncanny talent to consume sugar), which was to make them myself.

Of course, these aren’t real marble.

But they are super inexpensive to create, are really easy to cleanup to reuse, and have just the right amount of gold…

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Materials and Tools Needed To Make Decorative DIY Marble Plates

Wood plywood circles — I used these 10-inch, 8-inch, and 6-inch versions.

Decorative marble contact paper

X-Acto knife

Scissors

Gold foil paper

Transfer adhesive — Make sure to use something non-toxic.

Thin paint brush

White craft paint and brush

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How To Make Decorative DIY Marble Plates

This project is actually SUPER simple.

But because I’m really particular about the little details, I added a few extra steps to make them look juuuuuust so!

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Step 1 — Because I wanted the raw wooden edges to match the marble tops, I quickly painted the sides of the wood circles with white craft paint and let them dry.

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Step 2 — Now, peel a section of the marble contact paper backing off, and lay the wood round onto the sticky side.

Trim very closely around the edges to make sure the contact paper has clean edges, and you should have a perfectly placed and cut marble side.

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Step 3 — Once the marble contact paper is cut and in place, you can messily brush the foil adhesive around the edges of a bowl or paper plate (if you want to be exact, but it doesn’t have to be perfect).

Step 4 — Let the adhesive dry completely, and then place the gold foil paper over top and rub your fingers across it to make sure the foil really transfers well.

Then, peel the foil paper away and you’ll have a pretty gold foiled circle left around the edges!

decorative DIY marble plates - sugar and cloth - weddings - entertaining

decorative DIY marble plates - sugar and cloth - weddings - entertaining

decorative DIY marble plates - sugar and cloth - weddings - entertaining

I’m now convinced I need a million of these marble beauties for every dinner party…ever. They’re also really convenient to stack and stow out of the way easily, so it’s a win/win!

decorative DIY marble plates - sugar and cloth - weddings - entertaining

decorative DIY marble plates - sugar and cloth - weddings - entertaining

decorative DIY marble plates - sugar and cloth - weddings - entertaining

What do you think?! These would be perfect for a wedding or party dessert table if you didn’t want to make one for every person attending a dinner.

That said, you can never really have enough marble and gold, so the sky’s the limit really!

Be sure to tag your photos with #mysugarandcloth and #sugarandcloth so we can follow along with your projects, too!

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DIY Marble Plates

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Learn how to make your own beautiful marble plates with this easy tutorial. You'll love the results!
Prep Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course DIY

Equipment

  • Scissors
  • X-Acto knife

Materials

Instructions

  • If you want the raw wooden edges to match the marble tops, quickly painted the sides of the wood circles with white craft paint and let them dry.
  • Peel a section of the marble contact paper backing off, and lay the wood round onto the sticky side.
    Trim very closely around the edges to make sure the contact paper has clean edges, and you should have a perfectly placed and cut marble side.
  • Once the marble contact paper is cut and in place, you can messily brush the foil adhesive around the edges of a bowl or paper plate (if you want to be exact, but it doesn’t have to be perfect).
  • Let the adhesive dry completely, and then place the gold foil paper over top and rub your fingers across it to make sure the foil really transfers well.
    Then, peel the foil paper away and you’ll have a pretty gold foiled circle left around the edges!
Cost: $50
KEYWORD: DIY decorative plates

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30 thoughts on “How To Make A Decorative DIY Marble Plates”

  1. These are beautiful! This might be a silly question but, how do you avoid wasting the foil? or does it look fine if you use several pieces to complete the circle?

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  2. What a brilliant idea! These would be perfect as plate chargers for our outdoor wedding! Luckily I already have loads of marble contact paper — totally doing this. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

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  4. I’ve been obsessed with marble contact paper recently, and these are perfect! The touch of gold really steps them up a notch.

    Alexandra Adams | X Height Ment

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  5. These are adorable!! So inspired!
    Hope you don’t mind – but I blogged about you on my INSTA-CRUSH post the other day!
    Big fan of your work.

    -Libby
    http://www.libbylivingcolorfully.com/

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  6. WOW! Those plates look absolutely stunning, I do love me a bit of gold and marble, I mean you can’t go wrong! I really want to make something using marble contact paper: maybe some miniature versions of the plates for my room for display, or even a marble bedside table top. I love the idea of transforming one thing into something so dainty and pretty. Loved this post!
    – Olivia Xxx

    www.oliviaxalesha.com

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  7. Oh my goodness you have opened a world of possibilities! There won’t be a roll of contact paper or wooden boards safe around me. Sending you a hug for this one they are beautiful!

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