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

Decorative DIY Marble Plates

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

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

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

Wood rounds (I used these 10″ inch, 8″ inch, and 6″ versions)

Marble contact paper

Xacto knife

Scissors

Gold foil paper

Transfer adhesive

Thin paint brush

White craft paint and brush

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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

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. Now 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 - entertainingdecorative DIY marble plates - sugar and cloth - weddings - entertainingdecorative 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 - entertainingdecorative DIY marble plates - sugar and cloth - weddings - entertaining

What do you think?! These would be really perfect for a wedding or party dessert table if you didn’t want to have 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!

photos by Jared Smith

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

Decorative DIY Marble Plates

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

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

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

Wood rounds (I used these 10″ inch, 8″ inch, and 6″ versions)

Marble contact paper

Xacto knife

Scissors

Gold foil paper

Transfer adhesive

Thin paint brush

White craft paint and brush

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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

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. Now 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 - entertainingdecorative DIY marble plates - sugar and cloth - weddings - entertainingdecorative 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 - entertainingdecorative DIY marble plates - sugar and cloth - weddings - entertaining

What do you think?! These would be really perfect for a wedding or party dessert table if you didn’t want to have 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!

photos by Jared Smith

Comments

  • Sandra

    02.22.16

    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!

    • Ashley said:

      Sending hugs right back! xoxo

  • Olivia Alesha

    02.22.16

    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

    http://www.oliviaxalesha.com

    • Ashley said:

      I didn’t even think about them as room decor, but they would be so cute on a wall in different sizes!

  • brittni

    02.22.16

    Brilliant Ash! I love this idea.

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks B!! Your ice cream recipe today looks so good! Hope you have a great week! xx

    • Thanks so much for thinking of us!! Love the accounts you chose for that post :)

    • Thanks, Marwa! You’ll be obsessed with marble contact paper after this project!

  • Oh my goodness – love the simplicity of this project and yet so fancy! Perfect for a shower. Love em!

    • Definitely, Sara! These are perfect for a shower! Budget friendly and SUPER easy to make!

  • Eden Passante

    02.22.16

    So beautiful! Love the marble and gold combo!

  • Alexandra Adams

    02.23.16

    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

  • Julia Kim

    02.23.16

    I love this site’s aesthetic and content! Although this post isn’t completely down my road, yet, I still have great interest here!

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  • shannon

    02.24.16

    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!

  • Rida

    03.06.16

    Simply gorgeous!! How would clean them up? Should I just use them as chargers?

    • Ashley said:

      Yes, they’re definitely to be used as chargers and just wipe clean with a damp cloth :)

  • Sarah

    11.07.16

    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?

  • Chelsea

    04.09.17

    Oh my gosh! I must do this! They look so expensive!

    • Ashley said:

      The ultimate trick to play on guests, ha! So glad you like them :)

  • Cupcake

    07.18.17

    These are amazing! Also, where did you get the dinner plate with the raised rim and the gold trim?

    • Aw, thank you! Those are from Hobby Lobby! xo

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