[DIY] Trend of The Decade: Marble Everything

Marble on shoes, marble on bags, marble on phone cases, marble on nails. Marble is nothing new, but when did we start incorporating the pattern into things other than tiles and furniture, specifically fashion and accessories?

The answer might be 2012. That year, Kenzo released their black marbled wedge boots and, together with Vans, black & white marble print authentic. During the next few years, the metamorphic rock look made its way to the top of the fashion trend, with Balenciaga and a few other high-end brands presenting their marble designs at major fashion shows and worn by Hollywood A-listers. More popular brands and retailers—Dr. Martens, Zara, and H&M, to name a few—immediately followed by releasing their own marbled items.

We’re now at the end of the decade, and marble doesn’t seem to be leaving the clothes, the bags, the laptop sleeves, or even the cakes any time soon. Maybe because it’s elegant yet versatile and gender-neutral, or that it’s so naturally beautiful it doesn’t need to be expensive. If you want to hop on the marble bandwagon now, it’s definitely not too late—and you can start today ‘cos we’re about to share some DIY marble art ideas and affordable accessories to get you lookin’ marbleous!

 

Nails

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Marble nail art tutorials are all over the internet. They’re very easy to find. However, a lot of them are not as easy to follow if you’re new to the world of marble, or the world of manicure. One of our favorites is this beginner-friendly tutorial video by YouTuber Kelli Marissa. To follow her tutorial, you’ll need to prepare: base coat, white nail polish, three different shades of grey nail polish, a metallic shade, topcoat, fine nail art brush, pure acetone, and plastic bag/cling wrap. Go watch the video and get your first DIY marble nails!

 

Phone Cases


Give your phone a little makeover! This tutorial shows you how to turn your plain phone case into a gorgeous marble paint case with five materials and three simple steps!

But, if you want to save some time and make sure your phone is protected, you can get a Miracase full-body, anti-scratch, shock-proof iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max marble case for as low as $14.99.

 

Shoes

Don’t throw away your dirty old trainers just yet. Marble them instead! Nail polish is all you need to give them an upgrade. Just put masking tape on areas you don’t want to get marbled, fill a container with water and clear nail polish, follow the rest of the tutorial, and be ready to rock your brand-new trainers!

 

Pour Art

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Pour art is a form of art that became super popular during the second half of the 2010s, done by pouring paints onto a medium using various methods, creating a raw and satisfying abstract piece with stunning color combinations. Once you get the hang of it, you can start making pour art pieces for your walls, shelves, coffee tables—whatever it is that you want to decorate!

To kick-start your marble pour art experience, check out this tutorial by Michelle Inkley or this one by Gillian Morrison. Have fun!

  

Which one of these tutorials are you going to try first? Let us know in the comments. Happy New Year and have an amazing holiday season!

 

 

 

 

 

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