These days, being chic is expensive. A trend that is making a huge comeback is MARBLE. Marble notebooks, marble laptop cases, marble iPhone cases, marble tables, marble, marble, marble, the list goes on. Many brides want to incorporate marble into their wedding but marble can get pricey. As a solution, I created a mock-marble place card out of clay. Let's get started!
Materials: Clay (White and Gravel Gray), parchment paper, rolling pin, knife, Clear Sealer, and gold liquid guilding (optional)
1) Purchase White Clay and Gravel Gray Clay, use 1:1 ratios.
2) Warm up the clay by molding each individual clay into a thick noodle.
3) By now you should two separate noodles. Twist the gray and the white clay together, creating one large noodle. Fold it in half and keep twisting the clay. Repeat this process 3-4 more times.
4) Place the combined clay in between two pieces of parchment paper. Start rolling in every direction until it become a thin piece of clay (about 1/8 inch thick).
5) Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F. While you wait for the oven to preheat, cut your clay into 2" by 3" rectangles.
6) Place your cut out place cards on a tray, lined with parchment paper.
7) When your oven is preheated, "cook" your place cards for 30 minutes. If your rectangles are a little on the thicker side, feel free to leave it in a little longer. When ready, take out your place cards and let them cool. It may seem a little floppy, but when it cools down, it will harden.
8) When the clay cools down, I took the extra step to rim the place cards with gold liquid guilding, because gold matches so well with the marble!
9) Add your guests' names on them. Once ink is dried, spray everything with a clear sealer so it is all set in place.
Brides! Never let money get in the way of what you envision for your wedding. Like this DIY, there are ways around it. Thanks for reading! :)