DIY marble photo holder

another air dry clay project? guilty as charged.. it's just so damn fun to play with!

i love getting my instagram photos printed (something to show for all those times my food went cold whilst i took a photo of it!) when my latest set of snaps arrived from PhotoLove i wanted to make a cute little holder to display them.

marbled clay photo block

these faux marble stands are really quick to make and look pretty swish on my desk. i'll show you how you can whip up some for yourself..


craft knife
rolling pin

1. take a ball of white clay and roll it out. take a few small pieces of black clay and scatter them onto the white. the more black you add the darker the marble effect will be so it's best to add a small amount at a time!

2. fold the clay onto itself (so you sandwich the black inside.) start to twist the clay in a wringing motion.

roll out the clay again then keep twisting, folding and rolling until the marble pattern develops!

3. when you're happy with the pattern roll out the clay (don't roll too thin it needs to be at least 1cm thick) and use a cookie cutter to cut out a circle. 

clay diy

4. take a knife and cut a line across the centre, cut away until it's wide and deep enough to insert a photo in!

leave the clay to dry out for a few days, sand down the edges and it's ready to use. 

(you can also use polymer clay just follow the same steps then bake them in the oven- follow the manufactures guidelines for the time and temp needed.)

Photo display DIY

my snazzy polaroid prints are from PhotoLove, i just connected my instagram account and selected the images i wanted to print. you can pick any colour or patterned frame you like from their selection- i couldn't resist going for some of the black frames!

you can also opt to have the caption, date and location from the original instagram post printed on the back which is an awesome memento to keep of your holidays or special occasions! (if you're thinking about ordering some for yourself you can get 10% off  with burkatron10% until april) 

DIY photo stand
DIY clay photo display

i think they look great in their new marble holders! 

would you be tempted to try this DIY?

back soon!

caroline x

*sponsored post in collaboration with Photolove


  1. It looks so simple to DIY, thanks for sharing! These are perfect polaroid holders~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  2. Wow that is so cool. Thankyou for sharing x

    1. my pleasure! thanks so much hayley :)

  3. This is such a clever idea, I really thought it was real marble to begin with!

  4. Love these, perfect for a desk or bedside table! You can never have too much marble either.
    Zoe | floral and feather

  5. Oh wow, this is super super cute! x

  6. These are super cute x

    Millie x

  7. Ooh I'd like to try this! Although I think it would also make a cool phone dock kind of thing to have on my bedside table! xo.

  8. This is such a cool idea I love the effect it gives - something to try I think!

    Lucy | Forever September

  9. The marble effect worked so well! These look great

    isoscella |


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