A Must-Try Marble DIY

drying-rack-0389-md110796_horiz If you haven't heard, marbleized motifs are having a moment. While there's plenty of marbleized accessories and prints out there on the market to choose from, sometimes we just want something a little more perfect for our own homes. Enter the art of DIY: if you can't buy it, make it. Martha Stewart Living is teaching us to tackle the artistic, painterly, and colorful technique, which can be applied to paper, fabric, and even leather, and better yet, the project is simpler than you'd imagine. After dropping paint onto several spots of a tray in various colors, you'll drag a stirrer through the paint to add swirls and create one-of-a-kind designs. "You have to embrace the surprise," says crafts editor Silke Stoddard. Once you've developed a pattern, you'll lay your fabric or paper down to saturate it, and then gently remove it. We know what we're doing next weekend.
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Head to MarthaStewart.com to give it a whirl. Photographs: Ryan Liebe