It’s been a while since I’ve thrown a DIY party, so what other solution is there besides throwing a party?! Marble is a popular aesthetic, especially with photographers. The marbling look is fun and creative because each piece is never the same and you can get lost in its effortless blending. DIY marbling crafts are not only fun to make but they’re relatively easy to do and the results are elegant and so pleasing to the eye. Throughout preparing for the party and making our craft, we kept oohhing and ahhhing about how pretty the marbling turned out. Here’s how some of my favorite ladies and I enjoyed a DIY marbling-themed party!
First, the set-up. Shaving cream was the magical ingredient in the pretty papers for the backdrop, table decor, menu and place cards. It is slightly messy to make but it’s easy to clean up, it smells good and you can see how beautiful the results are!
I made all of the sheets for the party in less than three hours. Quick tutorial: Cover a tray with shaving cream. Add a few drops of food coloring and swirl with a spatula. Place a sheet of paper on top of the shaving cream. Lift and scrap off the shaving cream with a metal or plastic ruler or edge. Let dry and voila! Be sure to cover your work space with newspapers and have paper towels on hand; if not careful, the dye can transfer to things you don’t want dyed!
When I saw this Almond and Blackberry Pavlova recipe on Camille Styles, I knew I HAD to make it for the party. Not only is the cream on top marbled with blackberry sauce but it is probably the prettiest dessert I’ve ever made! The bottom is meringue and the top is blackberry whipped cream. The taste is light and slightly tart, and it was a hit!
Time to get crafting! We used a tutorial from A Beautiful Mess to make these pretty marbled jewelry dishes. All it takes is oven bake clay: white clay, black clay, gray clay and a pack of bright clay. After the dishes came out of the oven, we had a lot of fun putting a gilded touch with the gold liquid gilding. We resisted gilding everything in sight after that. Gorgeous!
This craft takes 45 minutes at most and is hard to mess up, so give it a try! To make it easier on you, Brit + Co has a DIY marbling kit with all the supplies and instructions ready for you. Check out the kit here.
Want more ideas for a marbling-themed party? Check out the DIY Marbling Party Pinterest board for recipes and craft ideas. I especially like the fabric and glass marbling tutorials!
What do you think? Ready to start marbling?
One of my goals this year is to throw 12 celebrations. This is #10 of 12. These are big and small parties for any occasion with the goal of planning and executing something fun. See all the celebrations here.