DIY Marbled Jewelry Tray

I love DIY, but I'm usually too lazy (and busy) to go find materials and test things out. Somehow I feel like my hands aren't dainty enough to create things out of scratch. So we teamed up with Brit+Co and Rocksbox to bring you this awesome DIY: the Marbled Jewelry Tray Kit. Grab a kit for yourself and keep scrolling to see how we put these pretty marbled trays together! It's super easy!

Materials
white oven-bake clay
colorful oven-bake clay
gold paint pen
(easy as that – all three are included in the Brit kit!)

Tools (not included in kit)
Butter knife
Baking Tray

Break off one section of white and one section of colored clay and twist them around each other. 

Keep twisting and kneading your clay until you have an evenly dispersed, marbled pattern and flatten it into a circle measuring about three inches in diameter.

Grab one more section of white clay, flatten it into another circle of about the same size and layer it underneath your marbled circle.

Using a butter knife, carefully trim off the uneven edges of your two-layer clay circle and then pinch the edges of your clay circle upwards so that it forms a lip all the way around.

Repeat for your second larger tray, using two white sections plus two pink sections for the marbled layer and two white sections for the white bottom layer, and bake in a 275ΒΊ Fahrenheit oven for about 25 minutes.

Once cooled, paint the edges of each tray with your gold paint pen.

Tada!

Which color will you choose? Make your own set of here!

Geometray DIY

Over the weekend, my friend and I went to the West Elm DIY Workshop held at the Costa Mesa store. We made Geometrays! This DIY is from Erica of P.S. I Made This.... She has a lot of cool DIYs to make your home, a little more homey! We were given one hour to decorate our West Elm trays with chalkboard paint and gold tape. It took me so long to figure what process I wanted to take and what design to make that I didn't have time to finish it there. If you're interested, you can check out West Elm's blog and find the next workshop they'll be hosting near you!
Some of us were given cute gold scissors and some of us were given a swiss army knife. I was glad I got a swiss army knife since the airport security took my last one. :(
Not only did they serve Starbucks coffee, but they also provided super cute blue printed napkins!
The half finished product.
This is my first DIY workshop and definitely not my last. It was all and all a super fun experience. I felt like I was in middle school art class again. I usually find fun DIYs to do at home, and sometimes dragging my boyfriend into doing it with me... but it was a great experience doing it with new friends and be able to take something home and use it!

Check out the full DIY here!