DIY Marble Box Project

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Marble is having it’s moment right now. Sadly it is super expensive.  So I thought it would be fun to come up with a few easy and cost effective marble paper DIY projects. This is a step by step guide on how to cover a standard box lid to look like it has a marble top. I used a simple rectangular box I found at Zara.

What you'll need

Basic jewellery Box
Self-Adhesive Marble Wallpaper
Craft Knife
Blunt Cutlery Knife
Dust Cloth


To start

  1. Cut your wallpaper to fit the top of the box with a cm spare around all four edges.
  2. Peel away the sticky back (only a small amount at a time) and start on the end. Making sure the paper is lined up so that it will be even when you complete the stick.
  3. Using a dust cloth rub the sticky side of the paper to the box in lines, peeling away the back as you go. Little by little (this prevents bubbles from emerging).
  4. When you get to the ends, bring the paper up the sides and pinch the spare on the corners.
Top Tip

You can cover all sorts of things with not only marble patterns but any you like. Here are some trays I did too. I also love to use regular paper, you just spray it with glue and then continue in the same way.


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