DIY Craft: Faux Marble Magnets

June 5, 2014

diy craft: faux marbled magnets - drifter and the gypsy blog

Hello hello! Dani from High Walls, here to share another craft project!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but marble is totally on trend at the moment. It seems to be everywhere: on tables and chairs, phone covers, place holders, shelves, pens and pretty much anything you can think of! If you’re digging the craze as much as me, now you can add a touch of faux marble to your kitchen, without the hefty price tag of the real deal.

Materials:

– Polymer clay in white and black
– Magnet strips
– Strong hold glue
– Clear sealer or clear nail polish

diy craft: faux marbled magnets - drifter and the gypsy blog

Steps:

1. Start by kneading each color clay in your hands until the clay is smooth and pliable.

2. Flatten out the white clay with your fingers and, taking a small piece of black clay at a time, press into the larger piece.

3. Fold the clay onto itself, and then fold again, so that the black pieces are in the middle.

4. Meld the clay between your fingers until streaks of black and grey start to show. Be careful of over mixing or else the clay will just turn grey. If you want more or less dark streaks add in either black or white pieces of clay as in Step 3.

diy craft: faux marbled magnets - drifter and the gypsy blog

5. When you are happy with the marbling in the clay, roll it out into one piece of around .15 in (4mm) thick.

6. Using a round cutter (or a small jar lid) cut out circles from the flattened clay. When you have cut as many circles as you can, fold the remaining clay back into once piece and repeat Steps 5 and 6 until you can no longer cut any more circles.

7. Place each circle face down onto a baking tray and bake in the oven according to the packet directions.

8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

9. Cut each magnet strip to size so that it fits the clay circles. Glue onto the back of the clay pieces and allow to dry.

diy craft: faux marbled magnets - drifter and the gypsy blog

10. Coat the front side of the clay magnets with a clear coat of gloss sealer or clear nail polish and once this has dried you will have a full set of faux marble magnets!

diy craft: faux marbled magnets - drifter and the gypsy blog

Dani (DIY Craft contributor)

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