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Marbleized Jewelry Dishes

Give ordinary jewelry dishes a pop of color and a whirly-swirly look. Storebought marbling medium makes this an easy project!

marbled dishes craft

Photography: John Armitage

Source: Martha Stewart


The method of marbling traditionally requires a few specialty materials such as Methocel. This project is made easier with marbling medium that can be paired with craft paint in any color. We chose a periwinkle purple and sunny orange with white, but you have countless combinations at your fingertips. We suggest picking two bright colors you love, plus an accent.


  • Plastic spoons
  • Small bowls
  • Papier-mâché boxes with lids


  1. Separate lids from boxes (save boxes for other use). Tape off the outer edges of the lids with stencil tape.
  2. Using one color of craft paint per bowl, dispense one part multi-surface acrylic craft paint to every two parts marbling medium. Mix with a plastic spoon gently and slowly to prevent bubbles in the mixture.
  3. Apply each color all over the inside of the lid by pouring with the spoon. Gently tilt or shake the lid until the mixture covers its entire surface and inner edges.
  4. Remove stencil tape and let paint dry completely. With a brush, paint the outer edges with your desired paint color to complete the dish.

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