DIY Marbled Art

with shaving cream

I’ve been itching to get in a little DIY project for sometime now (as if finishingย an unfinished basement from scratch wasn’tย DIY enough for me ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Truth is, I like my projects under 30 minutes – what can I say? I have a short(er) attention span and I love completed projects! I remember seeing that you could marble with shaving cream & food coloring (which is kinda so cool) and I figured I needed to try it! Messy? Sure! Super cool when I can create marbled art without having to leave my house to buy supplies? I’m in!

Best news, my little niece & sister-in-law stopped by 2 minutes into the project (aka me trying to figure out if I need to put trash bags on our kitchen table time) and so they joined us in our crafting adventures! Which now makes this a craft that you can do with children so “You’re Welcome!” all you mommies, aunts, and baby sitters out there! We had a lot of flops but also a lot of gems. I wanted to keep them around longer so I framed them and hung them up!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Food Coloring of Choice (I used the gel kind and it was totally fine)
  • Toothpicks
  • Shaving Cream (The kind that foams really good – not the girly kind)
  • Spatula (Don’t worry, it washes off)
  • Paper
  • Tin or plate to hold shaving cream
  • A place you can get messy

HOW TO:

  1. Prepare the area! Put down some kind of tarp or trashbags in the area you want to work. It will get a little messy ๐Ÿ˜‰
  2. Fill plate or tray with shaving cream.
  3. Drop in desired colors.
  4. Use toothpicks to move around the dye (but don’t get too crazy with it!)
  5. Place in paper, squish down, and pull out.
  6. Use a spatula to scrape off shaving cream.
  7. Let dry and enjoy!!

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How do you feel about DIY projects? Would you ever try this one? I am in love with marbling andย had a blast crafting with my family! Are you a marbling fan?ย 

XOXO, elizabeth

 

Author: Oak & Oats

  • How fun, especially for your little niece! I love that you framed them and have them front and center. P.S. I will always be jealous of your mantle! My fave!

    • Thanks so much! I do love it! I want to paint the bricks white but the husband won’t let me ๐Ÿ˜‰ haahah

  • this is awesome! I love this idea ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll definitely have to try this! thank you for sharing!

  • So cute, my kiddos would love this! Thanks for sharing your project with us.

  • These are so fun! I’ve been wanting to try this DIY for a while, too.

  • Yay! This was a fun day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • We did something like this in art in middle school. I’ve always wondered how we did it again because it made such a pretty picture!

    • Yes! There are so many ways to marble but this one was so fun and easy (and fast!)

  • I love fun projects like this!! It would be so pretty to do several different color palates and frame them in the same gallery wall.

  • McKaye Bellamy

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Iโ€™m a huge fan of your blog and I just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. You can find my post here: http://www.dearlittles.net/?p=335

    Keep up the awesome work!

    McKaye | http://www.dearlittles.net

  • YASSS! I love a good DIY and especially one that can be framed as wall art. Definitely doing this with my sisters-in-law (and probably hanging some in the baby’s nursery!)