DIY Faux Terrazzo Tile Trinket Dish

I’ve always loved the look of terrazzo marble! It’s so on trend right now, which makes me so happy! Terrazzo is popping up in home decor, furniture, and product design. It inspired this week’s DIY. These tiles can be used for showcasing your jewelry or you can use it on your desktop, at home entrance and even in your bathroom.

MATERIALS + TOOLS YOU’LL NEED:

  • Polymer Clay
  • Cork (a cork roll is thin enough)
  • Wax Paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Exacto Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Weldbond
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Take your white polymer clay (or whatever color you chose for your base). Roll it up into a ball and place it between two sheets of wax paper.
  2. Next, roll it out using a rolling pin. Roll out more than the size if your tile,  and make it 5mm thick. The round tile I made is 6.5″ diameter and the rectangular tile is 4″ x 7″.
  3. Once it’s rolled out, smooth out any bumps.
  4. To help cut out your shape, I suggest you use a shape template. For my circle, I used a wooden disk, but you could use a bowl or cut one out of paper. Place the rolled out slab of polymer clay onto a cutting mat and carefully cut our the shape with an Exacto knife.
  5. Once cut out, smooth out the edges.
  6. Take your colored clay and cut out your smaller pieces that will be your faux marble chips in the terrazzo.
  7. Place a sheet of wax paper over your tile and place your faux marble chips over it. This will help you see how it will look.
  8. Once all your pieces are where you want them to be,  flip over the wax paper onto the tile. They will stick to the wax paper, which makes it easy when you turn it over.
  9. Gently roll it out with the rolling pin. Before you bake your tile, now’s your chance to add more faux marble chips if you find there’s too much white space. Clean up the edges.
  10. Next, bake it. Read the instructions carefully. I placed my tiles on aluminum foil on a baking pan. It took about 30 minutes to bake.
  11. Since polymer clay can stain, it’s a good idea to add a protective layer at the bottom. Cork’s a good protector. While your tile is baking, take the cork roll and cut out a shape a little smaller than your tile.
  12. Once your tile is baked (you can tell that it’s ready because it hardens). Let it cool down. Then, add Weldbond glue on the cork and place it on the base of the tile.
  13. & 14. Here is the final product.

Think you’ll give this DIY a try? I would love to see how you style and organize yours! Leave a comment below or tag me on Instagram (@stylishlytidylife) if you post a picture!

Author: StylishlyTidyLife

Ange-line Tetrault is a designer and life curator. She started her lifestyle blog to share her love of tidying, design, and life hacks to help her readers enhance, plan and organize their life so they can live their best selves.

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